Lawson, a Democrat, is the representative for Florida's 5th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Lawson is next up for reelection in 2018.
Lawson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Lawson has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Al Lawson sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Small Business
- House Committee on Agriculture
Lawson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Lawson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4409: Making supplemental appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects ...
- H.R. 3875: College Student Hunger Act of 2017
- H.R. 3815: Food Sharing Act of 2017
- H.R. 3749: SNAP Standard Medical Expense Deduction Act of 2017
- H.R. 3638: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 ...
- H.R. 3345: Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act
- H.R. 3346: Student Opportunity Act
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H.R. 3823: Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017
Sep 25, 2017. Failed 245/171.
The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six months, provides certain tax benefits for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, reauthorizes certain expiring health programs, and includes provisions to increase the availability of private flood insurance for individuals in flood zones. Federal ...
H.R. 953: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017
May 24, 2017. Passed 256/165.
H.R. 953 amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (also known as the Clean Water Act of CWA) to clarify that it is the intent of Congress that pesticides registered and properly used under FIFRA do ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
From Jan 2017 to Nov 2017, Lawson missed 70 of 637 roll call votes, which is 11.0%. This is much worse 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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