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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S.
Towards the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who is a member of the Military-Veterans Caucus, is leading congressional Democrats on a bill to help veterans start up small businesses.
Lawson brought out the Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act which, his office insists, will “give a boost to veterans who invest in their communities through entrepreneurship.” In his bill, Lawson is calling for giving businesses in underserved communities launched by veterans a small business start-up tax credit.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson introduced a new bill: the “Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act,” which would “establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans creating businesses in underserved communities,” per a press release from his office.
Lawson’s North Florida district sprawls from Jacksonville to Tallahassee, including a lot of rural areas and small towns where economic opportunity has proved fleeting in recent decades — including for those who have fought for the flag.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced the Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act to give a boost to veterans who invest in their communities through entrepreneurship.
Veteran-owned small businesses create jobs and stimulate the economy. Veterans own 2.5 million businesses in the United States with over $1 trillion in revenue and 5 million employees, according to the Census Bureau.
Lawson’s bill would establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans creating businesses in underserved communities.
WASHINGTON - On Thursday, July 13, U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and John Rutherford are hosting a Veterans Mental Health Briefing at 2 pm in Cannon 421. Presenting at the briefing will be the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a panel of speakers:
Dr. Joe Thornton - Associate Chief of Staff for the Mental Health Service Line at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Dr. Wendy Tenhula - Acting Deputy Chief Consultant for Specialty Mental Health for the Veterans Health Administration
“As we mark this Memorial Day, we pause to honor the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of our brave men and women in uniform. We honor them by sharing and remembering their legacies.
“We also honor them by making sure we are doing all we can to care for our veterans when they return home. For it is through their valiant efforts that our democracy lives on, and now more than ever, that is to be honored and cherished.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson will hold two town halls in April where he will provide constituents with a Washington update and hear what questions, concerns, and ideas they have for Florida's fifth Congressional district.
Below is info about the town halls:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Downtown Campus, Room 1058
101 W State St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
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.