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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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September 21, 2017 Press Release

Tallahassee, FL  –  Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL), today, announced a new $1 million federal  grant award from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to the City of Tallahassee/StarMetro to purchase 15 new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses.

September 21, 2017 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Reps. Al Lawson (D-FL) and John Rutherford (R-FL) announced a new $1 million grant to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)  from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase new Low or No (Low-No) emission buses.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington -- Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, and the ten other Democratic members of the Florida Congressional delegation sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott asking him to take steps to ensure that Floridians have adequate access to food after Hurricane Irma.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep.  Al Lawson, FL, released the following statement today regarding the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

September 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5), today, introduced a bill to designate the United States Post Office at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida as the Rutledge Pearson Post Office.

August 14, 2017 Press Release

"The news out of Virginia is very troubling. We see clear as day that the struggle for equality and acceptance in this country is far from over. We cannot afford to go backward as a nation. No good comes from senseless bloodshed and we cannot let hate thrive and further divide us. 

August 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced the Student Opportunity Act to provide economic relief for those who have student loans.

July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced the Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act to give a boost to veterans who invest in their communities through entrepreneurship. 

July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, July 13, U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and John Rutherford are hosting a Veterans Mental Health Briefing at 2 pm in Cannon 421. Presenting at the briefing will be the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a panel of speakers:

Dr. Joe Thornton - Associate Chief of Staff for the Mental Health Service Line at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System



In The News

May 10, 2017 In The News

Florida’s Democratic members of Congress are expressing outrage over Tuesday evening’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and saying it solidifies their demands for an independent investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.

April 19, 2017 In The News

The atmosphere in Washington is extremely partisan and highly toxic.

And there is absolutely nothing to suggest that will change anytime soon.

But that still hasn’t deterred U.S. Rep. Al Lawson.

April 11, 2017 In The News

UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, is also attending. The HUD news release made no mention of that; a spokesman told the Buzz that "we recently confirmed his participation."

HUD Secretary Ben Carson, along with Sen. Marco Rubio, this afternoon will tour a federally subsidized housing project in Jacksonville that has come under heavy criticism.

April 11, 2017 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Tuesday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson toured Eureka Gardens - the first time the organization's leader toured the apartment complex.

“I don’t think you can come here a year ago and come here today and not be optimistic about the future,” said Sen. Marco Rubio.

April 11, 2017 In The News

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made his first trip to Jacksonville for a tour of the troubled Eureka Garden housing complex Tuesday.

He met with residents and local officials, laying out his plans to reform the public housing system.

April 11, 2017 In The News

After just weeks on the job, new U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson personally toured a troubled subsidized housing complex in West Jacksonville on Tuesday.

March 21, 2017 In The News

The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is an exercise in smoke and mirrors.

March 21, 2017 In The News

The Eureka Garden complex has been a focus of politicians in the last couple of years, with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Sen. Marco Rubio, Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis, and Rep. Al Lawson all demanding

March 20, 2017 In The News

Jacksonville, FL -  Florida’s entire Congressional delegation is reviving the push to get a nuclear carrier to Naval Station Mayport.

March 17, 2017 In The News

It seems like everything in Capitol Hill these days is split down party lines.

That's certainly the case for your local lawmakers when it comes to the President's proposed $1.15 trillion budget.