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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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August 26, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.  – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) sends his condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the Jacksonville Landing mass shooting. Lawson, who represents Jacksonville in Congress, released the following statement:

August 24, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.  – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding last night shooting at a Raines High School Football game, which left one person dead and two others injured:

August 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This annual district-wide competition, hosted by members of Congress, is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code.

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August 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a new $6.9 million federal grant for Lake City, Fla.

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August 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson has helped secure a $40,000 USDA grant  to support rural development in Havana, Fla. The funds will help the Coastal Forest Resources Company install energy-efficient LED lighting in its plant. 
 
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August 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently helped to secure $137,400 in federal funding for Madison, Fla. The United States Department of Agriculture will award $54,900 to the City of Madison Fire Department to purchase new emergency response equipment and $82,500 to the Madison County Memorial Hospital.

August 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement asking for the repeal of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law:

August 7, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) to rename the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Tallahassee in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Ernest “Boots” Thomas. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Lawson and Sen. Nelson, was signed into law in June.

August 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson recently helped to secure a $25,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant for the Fairfax Environmental Committee for Justice, Inc. The funds will help the organization address contamination at the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Superfund Sitein Jacksonville.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s Small Business Innovation Research Commercialization Assistance Act of 2017 (H.R. 2702) was passed into law under the National Defense Reauthorization Act of 2018. This legislation helps startups and small businesses bring their products from commercialization into the marketplace by providing much needed resources and assistance.

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April 11, 2017 In The News

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made his first trip to Jacksonville for a tour of the troubled Eureka Garden housing complex Tuesday.

He met with residents and local officials, laying out his plans to reform the public housing system.

April 11, 2017 In The News

After just weeks on the job, new U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson personally toured a troubled subsidized housing complex in West Jacksonville on Tuesday.

March 21, 2017 In The News

The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is an exercise in smoke and mirrors.

March 21, 2017 In The News

The Eureka Garden complex has been a focus of politicians in the last couple of years, with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Sen. Marco Rubio, Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis, and Rep. Al Lawson all demanding

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March 20, 2017 In The News

Jacksonville, FL -  Florida’s entire Congressional delegation is reviving the push to get a nuclear carrier to Naval Station Mayport.

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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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