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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

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
Gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 will raise wages for more than 128,000 workers in Florida’s Fifth District

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
More than 30 percent of college students might face food insecurity, and almost 2 million at-risk students did not receive SNAP benefits in 2016, even though they were eligible. Legislation would ensure support to food-insecure students and remove barriers to low-income college students accessing SNAP benefits by expanding the eligibility criteria.

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.