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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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November 9, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, FL – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) sent a letter to Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner asking that he ensure that every vote in the 2018 general election be counted. This letter, which was also signed by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), Alcee Hastings (FL-20), Rep.

October 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. Rep Al Lawson released the following statement regarding Hurricane Matthew:

"Hurricane Michael is heading towards the Florida Panhandle and is predicted to make landfall as a major Category 3 storm as early as Tuesday night. Parts of Florida's Fifth Congressional District is expected to get a major hit."

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October 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson called on Secretary of State Ken Detzner to extend the voter registration deadline in Florida for potential voters affected by Hurricane Michael.

September 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) H.R. 6367,“Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act,” which aims to expand small firms’ involvement in the federal marketplace, passed the House.

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September 22, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) welcomed more than 50 students and their parents to the 2018 Military Academy Day in Tallahassee on Saturday, September 22.

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September 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) worked to secure a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant for $3,415,000 for the Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME).

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September 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement regarding Hispanic Heritage Month:

September 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently introduced HR 6749 National Collegiate Athletics Advancement Act of 2018 to enhance benefits for NCAA student-athletes.

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September 14, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) will host a Military Academy Day on Friday, September 21 from 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. in Jacksonville.

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September 10, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FL – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure $1.3 million for transportation infrastructure securities in Jacksonville through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program.

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June 1, 2017 In The News

Trumps wants to cut SNAP, research money and aid to rural communities

Congressman Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, went to Monticello Thursday to rally the countryside against President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. As outlined by U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, Trump wants to cut spending for farmers and aid to rural communities by more than 20 percent.

May 26, 2017 In The News

Lawson introduces first bill aimed to help small business leaders

The Entrepreneurial Education Act would help emerging leaders get the training they need to expand operations and create jobs in underserved communities

May 25, 2017 In The News

Army Corps of Engineers awards $17.5 million for Port deepening

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New funding for the deepening of the St Johns River was approved on Wednesday.

The Army Corps of Engineers awarded $17.5 million for the Jacksonville Port deepening project in its fiscal year 2017 work program.

May 23, 2017 In The News

President Trump's budget proposal brought negative reviews from Florida Democrats and little reaction from Republicans, a telling sign of overall lack of enthusiasm.

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May 23, 2017 In The News

3.1 million Floridians get food assistance, DCF says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.

May 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson filed his first bill Friday, and it aims to help economic conditions in Florida’s 5th Congressional District.

The Entrepreneurial Education Act would authorize what is being called an “Entrepreneurial Education Initiative” through the Small Business Administration.

May 10, 2017 In The News

Florida’s Democratic members of Congress are expressing outrage over Tuesday evening’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and saying it solidifies their demands for an independent investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.

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April 19, 2017 In The News

The atmosphere in Washington is extremely partisan and highly toxic.

And there is absolutely nothing to suggest that will change anytime soon.

But that still hasn’t deterred U.S. Rep. Al Lawson.

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April 11, 2017 In The News

UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, is also attending. The HUD news release made no mention of that; a spokesman told the Buzz that "we recently confirmed his participation."

HUD Secretary Ben Carson, along with Sen. Marco Rubio, this afternoon will tour a federally subsidized housing project in Jacksonville that has come under heavy criticism.

April 11, 2017 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Tuesday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson toured Eureka Gardens - the first time the organization's leader toured the apartment complex.

“I don’t think you can come here a year ago and come here today and not be optimistic about the future,” said Sen. Marco Rubio.

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