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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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July 24, 2018 Press Release

This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5649, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which makes many improvements to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) that helps members of the Armed Forces transition back to civilian life. Included in this package is Rep.

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July 20, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and U.S. Postal officials today hosted a dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of the Kings Road Post Office in honor of civil rights activist Rutledge Pearson. Rep. Lawson filed the bill to rename the post office (H.R. 3638) on August 1, 2017. The bill passed Congress earlier this year and became law on March 28, 2018.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding his vote on H.Res. 990:

July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement after President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) joined Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) in writing a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen asking for the department’s plan to return children to their parents. The letter, signed by 122 Democrats, demands answers to several questions, including:

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy:

July 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) has introduced H.R. 6285, the VETS Act, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veteran’s hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. The legislation would provide vital care and resources to the North Florida veteran community.

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June 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement regarding the murders of transgender women in the Jacksonville area:

June 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) today released the following statement regarding the wildfires in Eastpoint, Fla.:

June 22, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and the U.S. Postal Service will hold a dedication ceremony on Friday, July 20 to rename the Kings Road Post Office in honor of civil rights activist Rutledge Pearson. Rep. Lawson filed the bill to rename the post office (H.R. 3638) on August 1, 2017.

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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.

 

February 15, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Florida's congressional delegation, which stretches from the far left to the far right, has successfully joined together to fight oil drilling efforts. Now the lawmakers are seeking common cause on a broader array of water quality issues facing the state.

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February 15, 2017 In The News

On Monday, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., proposal to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog on a voice vote. 

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January 3, 2017 In The News
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