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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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Photo of Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Lawson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lawson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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
Aye 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 ...
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.Res. 289: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 99) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.
Apr 28, 2017. Passed 235/178.
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 Sep 2017, Lawson missed 68 of 529 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. 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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Primary Sources

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