U.S. Representative David Jolly was appointed today as a new member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
“I am honored to be appointed to serve alongside my colleagues on the Transportation & Infrastructure and Veterans’ Affairs Committees today,” said Congressman Jolly. “I look forward to working with fellow committee members to help create jobs, protect and enhance our beaches, improve our local and national infrastructure, and protect our Coast Guard assets in Pinellas and nationally.”
Jolly was also appointed to the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the full Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
“Congressman Jolly understands the important link between efficient, effective infrastructure and our nation’s economy and competitiveness,” said House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster. “I am confident he will be an asset to our committee, as we seek to strengthen our transportation network and our nation’s position in the global market.”
“I am also very grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee to advance legislation and proposals to benefit our nation’s veterans and ensure they have the support they need and deserve here at home,” continued Congressman Jolly. “I look forward to meeting with members of our newly formed FL-13 Veterans Advisory Council – made up of Pinellas County veterans who have worn the uniform of our Armed Forces – to help guide me as I work to contribute to the important work of this committee.”
The FL-13 Veterans Advisory Council will hold periodic briefing meetings with U.S. Rep. Jolly in the district to advise on issues, programs and procedures impacting veterans. Among the top issues that have been raised in discussions with members of the Advisory Council to date are providing for the necessary resources for Bay Pines VA Medical Center and at other regional facilities, addressing systemic issues of case backlogs and the veterans claims process, and tackling homelessness among veterans.
“I visited with David not long ago to engage in discussions with local veterans from his district and saw firsthand that he would be a strong and active advocate in Congress on behalf of all veterans. I am pleased to welcome David to our committee, and I look forward to working with him to improve the lives of America’s veterans while increasing accountability and efficiency at the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller.