Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Al Lawson

Rep. Al Lawson

Democrat, Florida, 5th District
Office 202-225-0123 | @RepAlLawsonJr | Facebook

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Grade

16

Votes for Children

57

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Lawson represents a district with a child poverty rate of 31.3 percent. 13.5 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 26 percent are food insecure, and 6.7 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Lawson has taken 16 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 57 bills to help children. Rep. Lawson has taken 1 action in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Lawson has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.117 the NEWBORN Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1454 the COOL OFF Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.149 the Housing Fairness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1856 the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1868 the Health Care Affordability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2300 the Eliminating Debtor’s Prison for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2311 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2402 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2527 the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2653 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2720 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2778 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2867 the Ethan’s Law.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3018 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3620 the Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3665 the School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4259 the Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5041 the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.511 the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.532 the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5349 the Protect SNAP Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.584 the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6132 the Social Determinants for Moms Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6137 the IMPACT to Save Moms Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6138 the Tech to Save Moms Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6142 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6144 the Kira Johnson Act.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6797 the CHIPPER Act.

  • voted for H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6820 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.717 the Raise the Age Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.719 the MICRO Act.

  • voted for H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7794 the Emergency SNAP Flexibilities Extension Act.

  • voted for H.R.7909 the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8027 the Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8142 the Federal Disaster Housing Stability Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8352 the To advance black families in the 21st Century..

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • did not vote on but co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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