Committees & Caucuses
I am honored to serve on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Serving on the Transportation and Infrastructure committee puts me in the best possible position to tackle the pressing water issues in our community. Fighting for clean, safe water for future generations is my top priority as Vice Chairman of the Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee. I’m committed to tackling these issues head on to ensure that the projects affecting the Indian River Lagoon and our beaches are prioritized moving forward.
On the Foreign Affairs Committee, I believe my time in the military will allow me to better serve our country by bringing the perspective of a soldier to the critical foreign affairs debates in Congress. Over the last decade, America’s retreat from an international leadership role has left a vacuum of power that is now being filled by our enemies, including ISIS. I am working to reverse this troubling trend by partnering with our allies, including Israel, to spread the American ideals of freedom and democracy abroad.
About The Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation. The Committee’s broad oversight portfolio includes many federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard, Amtrak, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the General Services Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others.
About The Foreign Affairs Committee
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs considers legislation that impacts the diplomatic community, which includes the Department of State, the Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the United Nations, and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act.
I serve on the following subcommittees:
Water Resources & Environment, Vice Chairman
Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation
Economic Development, Public Buildings, & Emergency Management
Middle East & North Africa
Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade
Congressional Caucuses are formed by Members to provide a forum to discuss issues and advance legislative priorities. Here is a list of the caucuses I am involved with:
- Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus
- Everglades Caucus
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus
- Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism
- 115th Class Caucus
- Congressional Estuary Caucus
- Arthritis Caucus
- Diabetes Caucus
- Congressional Coast Guard Caucus
- Rare Disease Caucus