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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05), Alma Adams (NC-12) and Val Demings (FL-10) sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development Inspector General Rae Oliver Davis to express concerns regarding the physical inspection process for HUD-assisted housing.

May 29, 2019 Editorial

For the third time in one week, a House Republican has stopped the passage of the $19.1 billion Disaster Assistance package that would have finally brought long overdue relief to thousands of families across North Florida who are still recovering from Hurricane Michael.

May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement after one House Republican objected to pass the bipartisan $19.1 billion disaster supplemental appropriations bill:  

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) amendment to H.R. 1500, the Consumers First Act. The amendment would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide Congress with regular monthly updates reporting of the number of investigations opened and closed with respect to fair lending violations.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House of Representatives passed H.R. 2326, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which improves resources for members of the Armed Forces to transition from warfighter to civilian. Included in this package is Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and Rep.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act – a bill that extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, housing, public accommodations and other areas of life. The bill passed the House 236-173.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released a statement regarding the redacted version of Special Counsel Mueller’s report:

April 9, 2019 Press Release

MADISON, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a National Science Foundation (NSF) $1.9 million grant in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources for research and development efforts for North Florida Community College.

April 4, 2019 Press Release


April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted a panel discussion and movie screening of the sports documentary, Student Athlete, on Capitol Hill last night. The conversation tackled the plight of unpaid student-athletes in a multi-billion dollar athletic enterprise.



In The News

January 23, 2019 In The News

Now part of the congressional majority and starting his second term on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., is looking to bring more veterans into agriculture.

January 16, 2019 In The News

While thousands of Floridians who work for the federal government go without pay, Tallahassee’s two congressmen have decided to join them and will refuse their paychecks during the government shutdown.

November 30, 2018 In The News

(WTXL) - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson urged House Leaders to request disaster assistance for farmers affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence.

According to a press release, the letter was co-signed by 26 lawmakers from states impacted by the two hurricanes that devastated the southeast earlier this year.

October 28, 2018 In The News

While the Trump administration has renegotiated NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, two members of the Florida delegation are looking to protect specialty growers in the Sunshine State. 

September 24, 2018 In The News

Some NCAA men’s basketball programs are infamous for their “one and done” players, “diaper dandies” who spend a year in a collegiate apprenticeship before moving to the NBA.

New legislation from U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, a former college baller who spent some time in the pros and coaching ranks, would change that.

September 18, 2018 In The News

Bustle asked all 529 current U.S. senators and representatives who vote on legislation: As a member of Congress, what are you doing to ensure that men and women receive equal pay for equal work?

September 14, 2018 In The News
Four U.S. mayors – all graduates of Florida A&M University – shared the stage Friday at a workshop during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson hosted “FAMU Made: From Mayor to Mainstreet,” which examined the role that FAMU played in preparing the mayors for leadership.
August 14, 2018 In The News

LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A local airport is getting a big funding boost thanks to a federal grant.

The U.S. House of Representatives announced Monday that the Lake City Gateway Airport was awarded a $6.9 million grant for rehabilitation.

August 9, 2018 In The News

MADISON, Fla. (WCTV) -- The city of Madison is getting a big funding boost, thanks to Rural Development Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture.

August 8, 2018 In The News

A clinic for veterans in Tallahassee is now named after a World War II veteran from Jefferson County.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Health Care Center in Tallahassee was renamed in honor of Marine Corps Sergeant Ernest "Boots" Thomas.

"Boots" joined the Marines six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He grew up in Jefferson County.