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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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July 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) introduced his Economic Affordability Plan, a robust package of legislation that aims to reduce the many challenges millennials, recent college graduates and senior citizens face.

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.

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.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) the Restricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act (H.R. 3614). The bill prevents employers from seeking credit scores or credit information when interviewing or determining whether to hire a potential employee.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –– U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge. This annual district-wide competition, hosted by members of Congress, is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to interpret and use code.

July 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) responded to the latest efforts to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions as well as every last benefit and protection provided by the Affordable Care Act.  Rep. Lawson highlighted the devastating impact that the Texas v. U.S.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) participated in the 8th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day" on Capitol Hill. He was joined Mercedes Parson, a West Palm Beach native who spent much of her life in-and-out of the foster care system.

June 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement after the House passed legislation to provide disaster relief to communities throughout the United States:

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.



In The News

June 28, 2019 In The News

A bill from two North Florida congressmen -- Republican Rep. John Rutherford and Democratic Rep. Al Lawson -- to help veterans transition out of the service and into civilian careers has cleared the U.S. House and now heads to the U.S. Senate.

May 29, 2019 In The News

Roughly 130 soldiers buried in Greenwood Cemetery off Old Bainbridge Road were not honored on Memorial Day Monday. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, and other community leaders are working to change that.

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.



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.