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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

April 13, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Rickards High School senior Carina Richardson received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Richardson was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.  

March 29, 2018 Press Release
Winning Artwork to be Featured in U.S. Capitol for One Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. This annual art contest, held by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, highlights the creative talents of students in each of the congressional districts.

March 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Rep. Collin C. Peterson Provided Updates on Farm Bill

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted his Farmers Roundtable to address issues affecting the nation’s agricultural industry and rural communities.

March 16, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding the deaths of Master Sergeant William R. Posch, Staff Sergeant Carl Enis and the five other U.S. Air Force crew members who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq: 

March 12, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-5) chaired a U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee hearing that examined the challenges minorities and women-owned businesses face when seeking funding from the Small Business Administration, traditional banks, private investment capital and additional financing mechanisms.
March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Representative Al Lawson (FL-05) introduced the HBCU Parity Act of 2018 (HR 5122), a bill that will ensure funding for facility improvements at historically black universities that were established under the Second Morrill Act of 1890 and Tuskegee University.

February 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — This week, U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted the Congressional Black Caucus Briefing: Studying the Impact of Food Insecurity on Communities of Color. The food insecurity rate among African-American households is more than double that of Caucasian households.

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.