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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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May 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Small businesses are the cornerstone to every community. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) that will level the playing field for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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May 9, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) announced Stanton College Preparatory School freshman Jaylen Thomas as the grand prize winner of Florida’s Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. Thomas’ winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol along with first-place winners from congressional districts across the country.

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April 20, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Sacred Heart Home School senior Alexander Sobeski has received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Sobeski was Rep. Lawson’s nominee for the military academy.  

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April 20, 2018 Editorial
The Farm Bill is about more than just growing crops – it is about ensuring all Americans have access to safe and nutritious food, health and securing a better way of life. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I have worked hard with my colleagues to prepare a bill that ensures our nation’s farmers and families have the resources they need to live the American Dream.
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April 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson today released the following statement after the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, by a vote of 26 to 20:

April 13, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Rickards High School senior Carina Richardson received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Richardson was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.  

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April 10, 2018 Editorial
Many of our nation’s seniors live on fixed incomes and struggle to afford everyday expenses.  Sadly, a large number of these individuals are also disabled.  There are several existing programs that support the most vulnerable among us, but the number of agencies, applications, reporting requirements and additional obstacles they must tackle to access these funds make it unnecessarily difficul
March 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. This annual art contest, held by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, highlights the creative talents of students in each of the congressional districts.

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March 24, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted his Farmers Roundtable to address issues affecting the nation’s agricultural industry and rural communities.

March 16, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding the deaths of Master Sergeant William R. Posch, Staff Sergeant Carl Enis and the five other U.S. Air Force crew members who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq: 

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In The News

March 17, 2017 In The News

It seems like everything in Capitol Hill these days is split down party lines.

That's certainly the case for your local lawmakers when it comes to the President's proposed $1.15 trillion budget.

March 10, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Governor Rick Scott is in Washington D.C., doing bidding for health care reform for Floridians. Scott is meeting with lawmakers as they mull over the House GOP Leadership’s repeal and replace plan. The governor says he is glad the process has started.

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March 10, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Newly elected North Florida U.S. Rep. Al Lawson on Thursday sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, requesting help for public housing in Florida's 5th Congressional District.

March 9, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Newly elected North Florida U.S. Rep. Al Lawson on Thursday sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, requesting help for public housing in Florida's 5th Congressional District.

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March 8, 2017 In The News

As Republicans offer legislation to repeal and replace the healthcare law championed by former President Barack Obama, the Florida delegation is starting to weigh in on the proposal.

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March 6, 2017 In The News

Almost half of the Florida congressional delegation is backing U.S. Rep. Darren Soto’s, D-Fla., proposal to help the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies at the state and local levels. 

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February 25, 2017 In The News

The Black Television News Channel is scheduled to be launched next February in its home inside the Florida A&M University School of Journalism & Graphic Communication.

February 21, 2017 In The News

Despite taking a seat in Congress for the first time last month, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., will be leading Democrats on a U.S. House subcommittee. 

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February 21, 2017 In The News

A Jacksonville public housing complex that's been under scrutiny for deplorable living conditions is now under new management.

Action News Jax first told you about Eureka Gardens in 2015 when it was cited by the city and inspected by the federal government, which led to visits from Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

February 20, 2017 In The News

The House Agriculture Committee Feb. 1 met to formally organize and adopt the committee’s rules for the 115th Congress.

 

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