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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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November 7, 2019 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FL – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a $20 million federal grant that will transform more than 100 acres of existing terminal space at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal into a modern facility that will be able to handle 425,000 additional 20-foot-equivalent-units annually.

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:

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October 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development Director Ben Carson to look into the substandard conditions the residents of Valencia Way (formerly Eureka Gardens) housing complex in Jacksonville are having to endure.

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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.

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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.

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September 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) have placed a friendly wager on Saturday’s highly anticipated football game between the Florida A&M University Rattlers and the Southern University Jaguars. This will be the first matchup between the two teams since 2012. 

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.

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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.

 

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September 17, 2019 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) will host a Military Academy Day on Thursday, September 19 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Jacksonville. Recruiters from the United States Military Academy at West Point, the U. S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, Marion Military Institute, the U. S.

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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.

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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.

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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.  
 
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Photo Galleries

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

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