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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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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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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:

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