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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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November 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently co-lead H.R. 7166, the Hurricane Michael Tax Relief Act to provide individuals affected by Hurricane Michael penalty-free early access to their retirement savings and to help employers and businesses within the disaster area.

November 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day: 

November 9, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, FL – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) sent a letter to Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner asking that he ensure that every vote in the 2018 general election be counted. This letter, which was also signed by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), Alcee Hastings (FL-20), Rep.

October 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. Rep Al Lawson released the following statement regarding Hurricane Matthew:

"Hurricane Michael is heading towards the Florida Panhandle and is predicted to make landfall as a major Category 3 storm as early as Tuesday night. Parts of Florida's Fifth Congressional District is expected to get a major hit."

October 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson called on Secretary of State Ken Detzner to extend the voter registration deadline in Florida for potential voters affected by Hurricane Michael.

September 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) H.R. 6367,“Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act,” which aims to expand small firms’ involvement in the federal marketplace, passed the House.

September 22, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) welcomed more than 50 students and their parents to the 2018 Military Academy Day in Tallahassee on Saturday, September 22.

September 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) worked to secure a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant for $3,415,000 for the Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME).

September 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement regarding Hispanic Heritage Month:

September 14, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) will host a Military Academy Day on Friday, September 21 from 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. in Jacksonville.



In The News

May 20, 2018 In The News

From his perch on the U.S. House Small Business Committee, freshman U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., helped advance two bills which help small business

April 20, 2018 In The News
The Farm Bill is about more than just growing crops – it is about ensuring all Americans have access to safe and nutritious food, health and securing a better way of life. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I have worked hard with my colleagues to prepare a bill that ensures our nation’s farmers and families have the resources they need to live the American Dream.
April 10, 2018 In The News
Many of our nation’s seniors live on fixed incomes and struggle to afford everyday expenses.  Sadly, a large number of these individuals are also disabled.  There are several existing programs that support the most vulnerable among us, but the number of agencies, applications, reporting requirements and additional obstacles they must tackle to access these funds make it unnecessarily difficul
March 25, 2018 In The News
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson hosted his Farmers Roundtable to address issues affecting the nation’s agricultural industry and rural communities on March 24. 
February 17, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., is calling on the federal government to make the birthplace of civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville a national landmark. 

January 10, 2018 In The News

Three Florida Democrats joined Republicans to approve the spending plan that ends the government shutdown: Reps. Charlie Crist, Al Lawson and Stephanie Murphy.

Every Florida Republican except Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted for the deal. She was one of only six GOP no votes.


November 30, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, paired up this week with an Illinois Republican on a proposal to help more veterans transition into farming and ranching.

Lawson and U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who sits on both the House Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Committees, introduced the “Veterans Agricultural Apprenticeship Act” on Thursday. 

October 26, 2017 In The News

Democratic U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and Darren Soto are urging Florida Gov. Rick Scott to extend a time-limit extension he imposed following Hurricane Irma so that food stamp recipients can continue to receive benefits without risking their 90-day deadline.

October 8, 2017 In The News

Jacksonville’s two new congressmen have joined a project to foster civil discourse.

Both Rep. John Rutherford, Republican, and Rep. Al Lawson, Democrat, signed a “Commitment to Civility” proposed by the National Institute for Civil Discourse. In fact, nine of Florida’s 11 freshmen members signed it.