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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


Latest News

May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement after one House Republican objected to pass the bipartisan $19.1 billion disaster supplemental appropriations bill:  

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) amendment to H.R. 1500, the Consumers First Act. The amendment would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide Congress with regular monthly updates reporting of the number of investigations opened and closed with respect to fair lending violations.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House of Representatives passed H.R. 2326, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which improves resources for members of the Armed Forces to transition from warfighter to civilian. Included in this package is Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and Rep.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act – a bill that extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, housing, public accommodations and other areas of life. The bill passed the House 236-173.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released a statement regarding the redacted version of Special Counsel Mueller’s report:

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.

April 4, 2019 Press Release


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.

April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Today, Rep. Al Lawson (Fl-05) voted to pass H.Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s participation in the Texas v. U.S. health care lawsuit seeking to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, and calling on the Department of Justice to reverse its position in the case.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined fellow Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to protect the nation’s Dreamers, as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to Florida’s communities and the nation while providing a pathway to citizenship.



In The News

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.  
April 6, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his pro-growth and pro-job policies, the congressman's office said. Lawson, in a release, said he is working for more job creation and economic growth.

April 2, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Jr. parlayed a standout period as a college basketball player into an NBA stint, a coaching gig, and now a political career of long standing.

Lawson’s case represents the best-case scenario for student athletes, however, and a new bill from the second-term Democrat would bring change to an oft-criticized model.

March 27, 2019 In The News

Northeast Florida Representatives John Rutherford, a Republican, and Al Lawson, a Democrat, have joined the American Flood Coalition, a nonpartisan group of cities, elected officials, military leaders, businesses and civic organizations that have come together to push for national solutions to help support flood-affected communities.

March 12, 2019 In The News

Two North Florida congressmen--Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford and Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson--brought back a proposal to help veterans transition out of the service and into the civilian sector. 

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.

February 14, 2019 In The News

Now in his second term in Congress, this week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., tried to focus on homelessness.

Lawson took part on a U.S. House Financial Services Committee focused on “Homeless in America: Examining the Crisis and Solutions to End Homelessness.”

February 5, 2019 In The News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The father of one of the women killed in a shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio last year has been invited to attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

Jeff Binkley, father of shooting victim Maura Binkley, was invited to attend the address as the guest of Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath.

January 23, 2019 In The News

Now part of the congressional majority and starting his second term on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., is looking to bring more veterans into agriculture.

January 16, 2019 In The News

While thousands of Floridians who work for the federal government go without pay, Tallahassee’s two congressmen have decided to join them and will refuse their paychecks during the government shutdown.


Photo Galleries

January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.


January 3, 2017 Video
A Video of the Lincoln Memorial.