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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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March 9, 2017 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Price for the opportunity to testify before the subcommittee.  I’m Congressman Al Lawson and I represent Florida’s 5th District, which includes Jacksonville, Florida.

There are a number of critical programs that I would like to discuss given their importance to my district.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) made the following statement in recognition of International Women's Day and A Day Without A Woman:

"Today in honor of International Women’s Day we take time to pay tribute to the incredible contributions women have made to our global communities.

March 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Small Business Committee, today led Democratic Members of the Committee in calling for Republicans to delay legislative action on the recently released Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

March 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement on the House Republicans health care proposal:

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Tonight, U.S. President Donald J. Trump spoke to Congressional leaders in his first join session of Congress. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) attended the address and released the following statement:

February 15, 2017 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Jacksonville City Council voted to amend the city’s human rights ordinances to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, FL-5, released the following statement:

January 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, FL-5, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries:

January 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  --   U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) today issued the following statement on the condition of U.S. Rep. John Rutherford:

January 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) today was appointed to serve on the House Agriculture Committee for the 115th Congress.


In The News

February 15, 2017 In The News

On Monday, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., proposal to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog on a voice vote. 

January 3, 2017 In The News
An article about the 115th United States Congress.