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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

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.

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.

August 27, 2019 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – “This much is clear, Duval County’s Public Schools are in poor shape. With the average age of our schools at 44 years-old, these facilities are the oldest in Florida. Many of our students are being educated in buildings that are literally crumbling around them. Notwithstanding, we know that some of our older schools’ infrastructures are failing.

August 26, 2019 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently helped secure a $25,000 grant for the Bethesda Park Adaptive Kayak Launch Project in Jacksonville, Fla. The grant, awarded by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation as part of their “Quality of Life” Grants Program, provides funding for a handicap-accessible kayak launch in Bethesda Park.

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.