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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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May 30, 2019 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) announced Rickards High School senior Malachi Richards as the grand prize winner of Florida’s Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. Richards’ winning artwork, “Me and My Mask,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol along with first-place winners from congressional districts across the country.

April 9, 2019 Press Release

MADISON, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a National Science Foundation (NSF) $1.9 million grant in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources for research and development efforts for North Florida Community College.

The North Florida Community College project provides the opportunity for middle school students in high poverty rural areas to pursue their interest in STEM. A series of six designs challenge modules and two competition design challenges will be used to provide quality STEM designs.

April 8, 2019 In The News
Congressman Al Lawson's latest challenge stretches beyond regional boundary lines. The District 5 representative is working on a campaign focusing on the civil rights of collegiate student-athletes nationwide.  
As a former basketball and track star at Florida A&M University, Lawson knows all too well the difficult balancing act of playing sports as a full-time student. 
April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted a panel discussion and movie screening of the sports documentary, Student Athlete, on Capitol Hill last night. The conversation tackled the plight of unpaid student-athletes in a multi-billion dollar athletic enterprise.

The event attracted more than 200 attendees, including members of Congress, local college students, current and former student athletes, and the documentary’s filmmakers.

March 11, 2019 Press Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that North Florida Christian School senior EC Presnell received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, NY. Presnell was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.

March 5, 2019 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Relief is on the way for families living near an EPA-designated contaminated area where the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters facility once stood.

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson helped secure nearly $9 million in government funding to clean up the 12.5-acre site, which is primarily in a residential area, by removing debris beginning this month. The project will last for six months.

“We should be doing everything we can to eliminate this hazardous matter and clean up our community," Lawson said in a news release.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Episicol School of Jacksonville senior Kiefer M. Washburn received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, NY. Washburn was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (Fl-05) is proud to announce Florida’s 5th Congressional District App Challenge winners are Tallahassee School of Math and Science students Liam Tolia and Xander Frost. The Congressional App Challenge’s mission is to inspire, include and innovate efforts around STEM and computer science education.

The app, “Xander’s Math Adventure,” was created to expose children, ages 5-10, to mathematics and encourage them as they grow to pursue math.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently introduced HR 6749 National Collegiate Athletics Advancement Act of 2018 to enhance benefits for NCAA student-athletes.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) will host a Military Academy Day on Friday, September 21 from 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. in Jacksonville. Recruiters and current cadets from the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marines Academy, as well as the Marion Military Institute, will be in attendance to discuss the application and admissions process. Rep. Lawson’s staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the nomination process.