I am proud to announce that in the next Congress, I will serve on the House Appropriations Committee. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will be front and center in the fight to cut spending, get rid of waste, and shrink the size of government. I won’t shy away from making the tough choices to impose fiscal discipline and solve our debt crisis, but I’ll also defend programs that work, particularly for our nation’s veterans, troops and farmers.
Serving on the Appropriations Committee gives me a unique opportunity to better serve the people of my district and to help ensure a stronger, more prosperous future for our country. I look forward to playing a more central role in our efforts to get our country back on sound financial footing and to meet our sacred obligation to spend every taxpayer dollar wisely.
I will serve on the following Appropriations Subcommittees: Agriculture; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; and Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS). These subcommittee assignments clearly reflect the unique needs of Florida’s 17th district, which is the largest agriculture district in Florida and one of the largest in the country. Our district borders MacDill Air Force Base, where many of my constituents work, and the counties that comprise the 17th district are home to more than 280,000 American veterans. The CJS Subcommittee will consider issues like trade and immigration that are critical to economic growth and job creation in Florida.
I will continue to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 113th Congress.
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