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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

February 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement in response to today’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.: 

February 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC— U.S. Representative Al Lawson (FL-05) introduced the James Weldon Johnson Historical Preservation Act (H.R.5005) – to designate the Jacksonville, Fla. birthplace of James Weldon Johnson as a national landmark.

January 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) today announced that Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) Executive Director, Paul Tutwiler will be his guest for the State of the Union address, scheduled for Tuesday, January 30 in Washington DC.

January 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —  “I commend the work of both parties in bringing an end to the government shutdown.

January 18, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding his vote against the proposed one-month Continuing Resolution, another short-term budget extension:
January 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -  U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's Executive Order to expand offshore drilling off all U.S. coasts:

January 15, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) marched with several community organizations, advocacy groups and local officials for Tallahassee’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative march. Organized by the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP, the group of nearly 200 traveled from the C.K. Steele Bus Plaza to the steps of the Florida Capitol.

December 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) released the following statement after voting against GOP tax bill, which would cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest families while adding more than a trillion dollars to the deficit.

November 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Al Lawson (D-FL) and Mike Bost (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans.

November 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Representative Al Lawson, along with five of his colleagues and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), wrote Secretary David Shulkin of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to request that the agency annually share information on the number of veterans who struggle with food insecurity.

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