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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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January 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Representatives Al Lawson (D-FL) and Mike Bost (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) has been appointed to serve on the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress.

January 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) announced that he would be standing in solidarity with the more than 800,000 federal government employees, including 13,000 in Florida, who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay by refusing his salary during the government shutdown.

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January 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills to re-open these two essential government agencies and rescue Florida’s families who are at imminent risk of being evicted while ensuring air travel and highway transportation are safe for all Americans. 

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Department of the Treasury and IRS appropriations bill to remove all doubt that hard-working Floridians will receive their tax refunds in full and on time.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (Fl-05) is proud to announce Florida’s 5th Congressional District App Challenge winners are Tallahassee School of Math and Science students Liam Tolia and Xander Frost. The Congressional App Challenge’s mission is to inspire, include and innovate efforts around STEM and computer science education.

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January 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL05) released the following statement regarding the government shutdown:

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January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC –Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL05) participated in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) ceremonial swearing-in for current and newly-elected CBC members of the 116th Congress. Lawson was one of 55 members who took the oath of office – the largest in the CBC’s history.

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December 20, 2018 Press Release

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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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