Rep. Al Lawson

Representative from Florida’s 5th District, Democrat

Lawson, a Democrat, is the representative for Florida's 5th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2017 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Committee Membership

Al Lawson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lawson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (100%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lawson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lawson’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 2579: Broader Options for Americans Act
Jun 15, 2017. Passed 267/144.
H.R. 2581 amends section 214 of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017, as passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017, which provides a tax credit under the Internal Revenue Code for the purchase of health insurance in the ...
Aye H.R. 2213: Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017
Jun 7, 2017. Passed 282/137.
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
Yea H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2017. Passed 369/42.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jul 2017, Lawson missed 4 of 406 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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