Florida Congressman Michael Waltz, a former senior White House and Pentagon advisor and the first Green Beret to be elected to Congress, has been appointed to the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Speaking on the new appointments, Congressman Waltz commented that “As the only Republican freshman member appointed to the Committee, I’m truly honored to continue serving our country by fighting for our national defense in the House of Representatives. Florida plays an integral role in keeping Americans safe, and as a Green Beret and former Pentagon advisor, I know firsthand the challenges facing our men and women in uniform as well as what is required to complete the mission. As threats grow around the globe, we have a duty to ensure our servicemembers have the resources to meet these challenges and keep America safe. It is essential for Congress to honor its commitments to military personnel, and their families, so our critical missions are carried out safely.”
Waltz added, “I’m also excited to join the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology whose vast jurisdiction includes multiple Florida priorities like space, energy, and the environment. Astronautical and aeronautical research and development are a key part of Central Florida’s economy. My goal is to ensure these 21st Century jobs remain in Florida’s Space Coast by investing in education programs here. I’m also eager to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support American energy independence, encourage clean energy solutions, protect our environment and water resources. Finally, I’m committed to ensuring the federal agencies monitoring hurricanes have the resources they need to allow Floridians the opportunity to prepare for severe weather — saving lives and billions of taxpayer dollars in property damage from serious storms.”
Finally, Waltz concluded that “As an Army veteran and National Guardsman, I know how to accomplish a mission for our country. This is the Servant Leadership ethos I will bring to my work on both these Committees, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to achieve these goals for our country and state.”