All of Florida’s freshman members of Congress this week learned their formal committee assignments and expressed enthusiasm over them.

Byron Donalds will serve on the powerful House Budget CommitteeMaria Elvira Salazar will serve on Foreign Affairs while Scott Franklin sits on Armed ServicesKat Cammack holds a seat on Agriculture and Carlos Giménez will have significant sway on Transportation and Homeland Security.


Franklin, a Lakeland Republican and former Navy pilot, embraced his spot overseeing military issues. He noted his district sits near MacDill Air Force Base.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be named as a member of the House Armed Services Committee,” Franklin said. My 26 years of experience and leadership in the United States Navy provided a great training ground to apply my skills as a member of this esteemed committee. Florida contributes a great deal to our nation’s military readiness, and it’s an honor for me to serve our military members in this capacity in Congress.”


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