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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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.