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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

In The News

November 30, 2018 In The News

(WTXL) - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson urged House Leaders to request disaster assistance for farmers affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence.

According to a press release, the letter was co-signed by 26 lawmakers from states impacted by the two hurricanes that devastated the southeast earlier this year.

October 28, 2018 In The News

While the Trump administration has renegotiated NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, two members of the Florida delegation are looking to protect specialty growers in the Sunshine State. 

September 24, 2018 In The News

Some NCAA men’s basketball programs are infamous for their “one and done” players, “diaper dandies” who spend a year in a collegiate apprenticeship before moving to the NBA.

New legislation from U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, a former college baller who spent some time in the pros and coaching ranks, would change that.

September 18, 2018 In The News

Bustle asked all 529 current U.S. senators and representatives who vote on legislation: As a member of Congress, what are you doing to ensure that men and women receive equal pay for equal work?

September 14, 2018 In The News
Four U.S. mayors – all graduates of Florida A&M University – shared the stage Friday at a workshop during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson hosted “FAMU Made: From Mayor to Mainstreet,” which examined the role that FAMU played in preparing the mayors for leadership.
August 14, 2018 In The News

LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A local airport is getting a big funding boost thanks to a federal grant.

The U.S. House of Representatives announced Monday that the Lake City Gateway Airport was awarded a $6.9 million grant for rehabilitation.

August 9, 2018 In The News

MADISON, Fla. (WCTV) -- The city of Madison is getting a big funding boost, thanks to Rural Development Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture.

August 8, 2018 In The News

A clinic for veterans in Tallahassee is now named after a World War II veteran from Jefferson County.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Health Care Center in Tallahassee was renamed in honor of Marine Corps Sergeant Ernest "Boots" Thomas.

"Boots" joined the Marines six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He grew up in Jefferson County.

August 2, 2018 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A high-profile Jacksonville Superfund site will soon be $25,000 closer to cleanup after U.S. Rep. Al Lawson helped secure an Env

July 31, 2018 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and U.S. Postal Service officials on Friday hosted a dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of the Kings Road post office in honor of civil rights activist Rutledge Pearson.

Lawson filed the bill to rename the post office on Aug. 1, 2017. The bill passed Congress earlier this year and became law on March 28, 2018.