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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) has introduced the Access to AEDs Act in Memory of Rafe Maccarone, which will direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to health care organizations to encourage student access to AEDs in elementary and secondary schools. The grant can also be used to assist secondary schools that seek to develop a heart screening program within their athletic department.

November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the House Financial Services Committee passed U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) Small Business Fair Debt Collection Protection Act (H.R. 5013) which protects small businesses from harassment by third-party debt collectors.  The bill extends protections under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to small businesses with loans or obligations that are less than $5 million so that debt collectors have guardrails on what they can do to collect these debts.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement today on House passage of a resolution that establishes the process and procedures for open hearings as the House moves forward with the next phase of the impeachment inquiry:

October 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi to request the creation of a Select Committee on Student-Athletes that would focus on the well-being and rights of our nation’s student-athletes.

“Student-athletes are the backbone of any athletic program and give so much of themselves and their talents to their schools,” Rep. Lawson wrote in the letter. “As Members of Congress, we must work to protect the interests of our students academically, medically and professionally.”

September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement in support of moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05), with the entire Florida Democratic Congressional delegation, sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee pressing her to bolster election security and improve Floridians' access to vote for next year's election and requesting information about these efforts.

September 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and Rep. John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced legislation to designate the POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at Cecil Field as the national memorial and museum to honor all former prisoners of war and those still missing-in-action.


July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act, landmark legislation to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 over six years. According to independent economic analysis, the bill would increase pay for up to 33 million American workers, including approximately 128,900 workers in Florida’s Fifth Congressional District.


July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC - Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05), member of the U.S. House Committees on Agriculture and Financial Services, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, today introduced the College Student Hunger Act of 2019.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05), Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12), and Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the HUD Inspection Act of 2019. This bill forces the Housing Urban Development Act (HUD) to take greater action when federal assisted housing properties fail to come into compliance with federal housing laws.