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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress approved legislation late Thursday to rename the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center located at 2181 Orange Avenue in Tallahassee, Florida in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Ernest “Boots” Thomas.
The legislation – introduced by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) – was approved unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday. The bill, which the Senate approved back in February, now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Christian Cochran will serve as the Wounded Warrior fellow for Rep. Al Lawson’s district office in Jacksonville. Cochran, who served in the United States Army Reserve, will assist with casework and provide support for the district’s veterans, active service members and their families.
“As a veteran, Christian has first-hand knowledge of the needs of our servicemen and women,” Rep. Lawson said. “His extensive military experience will prove to be a strong asset to our staff. I look forward to working with him during this fellowship.”
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding the deaths of Master Sergeant William R. Posch, Staff Sergeant Carl Enis and the five other U.S. Air Force crew members who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq:
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, paired up this week with an Illinois Republican on a proposal to help more veterans transition into farming and ranching.
Lawson and U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who sits on both the House Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Committees, introduced the “Veterans Agricultural Apprenticeship Act” on Thursday.
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.