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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day:
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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).
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement regarding Hispanic Heritage Month:
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.