Al Lawson Helps Return $2.4 Million to North Florida Residents

Ready to start his third term on Capitol Hill, this week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., showcased his office returning more than $2.4 million to citizens across his North Florida district.

“Since January 2020, his office worked to close more than 200 cases and ensured that North Florida residents receive their long-awaited financial reimbursement from several federal agencies.  A few of the top agencies include the Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service, FEMA and Veterans Affairs,” the congressman’s office noted.

“There are many reasons as to why a person’s case may become stagnant, but my team and I have worked hard to break the federal logjam and help citizens of our community get their cases reactivated, back on track or even expedited,” Lawson said on Wednesday.

First elected to Congress in 2016 after decades in the state Legislature, including leading Democrats in the Florida Senate, Lawson represents parts of North Florida with his district stretching from Jacksonville to Gadsden County.

Lawson has been a mainstay on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, serving four years on it. In the last two years, he served on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, giving up a seat on the U.S. House Small Business Committee.

While his district will be impacted by redistricting before 2022, Lawson currently represents a district that is secure for the Democrats. He trounced Republican Gary Adler in November, taking 65 percent of the vote.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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