More on Congress
WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) announced that he would be standing in solidarity with the more than 800,000 federal government employees, including 13,000 in Florida, who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay by refusing his salary during the government shutdown.
WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills to re-open these two essential government agencies and rescue Florida’s families who are at imminent risk of being evicted while ensuring air travel and highway transportation are safe for all Americans.
WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Department of Agriculture and FDA appropriations bill to re-open this essential government agency to guarantee Florida’s families receive critical SNAP benefits, ensure the FDA and USDA can continue to inspect food and prevent public health epidemics, and safeguard a strong, robust farmer safety net that provides certainty to our rural economy.
WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Department of the Treasury and IRS appropriations bill to remove all doubt that hard-working Floridians will receive their tax refunds in full and on time. Each year, about 7,952,393 Florida households receive an average tax return of about $2,924, which will remain in jeopardy as long as the President and Senate Republicans refuse to end the government shutdown and fully re-open the IRS.
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL05) released the following statement regarding the government shutdown:
WASHINGTON DC –Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL05) participated in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) ceremonial swearing-in for current and newly-elected CBC members of the 116th Congress. Lawson was one of 55 members who took the oath of office – the largest in the CBC’s history.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement about the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act after the House voted to pass the legislation 258-159:
JACKSONVILLE – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 29, at Florida State College at Jacksonville, to update citizens on his work in Congress. The meeting will also give constituents an opportunity to share their opinions and have the Congressman answer questions about federal issues. Rep. Lawson will discuss issues such as food insecurity, gun control, affordable healthcare, disaster relief and recent legislation he has introduced.
“Just like the House bill, the Senate health care bill is heartless and reckless. This is what we get when we have a 13-member group, made up only of male Senate Republicans, develop a plan in secret. We should be making it easier for more hardworking Americans to access affordable health care, not be giving tax breaks to the wealthy.