May 17, 2021

Rep. Lawson Appointed Assistant Whip For The 117th U.S. Congress.

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL.) announced today that he has been appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 117th Congress.

"I am honored to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 117th Congress, and have the opportunity to create a lasting legislative impact for the residents of North Florida," Rep. Lawson said. "Together, we can further mold and improve the quality of life for all Americans and ensure an equitable future for generations to come. I am thankful for Whip Clyburn’s leadership, and I am ready to work with my colleagues to move our nation forward."

Rep. Lawson is a member of the House Agriculture and Financial Services committees, and has championed critical legislation aimed to protect the environment, provide affordable health care for all, access to funding for small businesses, and access to mental health services for our nation's veterans. 

"It is a privilege to welcome Rep. Al Lawson back as an Assistant Whip during the 117th Congress," Majority Whip James E. Clyburn said. "He is a valuable member of our Whip organization, and I look forward to continuing our work together to advance the Democratic agenda.” 

Assistant Whips coordinate with the Majority Whip to identify where Members of the Congress are positioned on legislation. They serve as a resource for Members regarding upcoming bills.