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Congresswoman Kat Cammack (FL-03) Tapped To Serve On House Agriculture & Homeland Security Committees During 117th Congress

January 25, 2021

GAINESVILLE, FL – Today, Congresswoman Kat Cammack announced her new seats on the House Agriculture and Homeland Security Committees for the 117th Congress. 

On the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Cammack will serve as the only Florida Republican on the committee and will join her colleagues and Ranking Member Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) to work on agricultural issues important to constituents in Florida's Third Congressional District, the state of Florida, and across the country. Congresswoman Cammack will also serve as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee alongside Ranking Member John Katko (NY-24), working on legislative initiatives related to cybersecurity, counterterrorism, emergency preparedness and response, and border security.

"It is an honor to serve on the House Agriculture Committee on behalf of the hardworking men and women of Florida's Third Congressional District. Our district and state is home to thousands of farmers, ranchers, and producers and I am proud to work on the issues that matter to them—from commodity prices and exchange rates to trade, subsidies, conservation, and more," said Cammack. "My first priority during my time on this committee is improving and expanding access to rural broadband for my constituents."

Florida's Third Congressional District is known for its strong peanut, livestock, watermelon, blueberry, hay, dairy, and timber production. The district's largely rural counties are some of the Sunshine State's leading producers, contributing to Florida's second largest economic driver. 

"I am also honored to serve on the House Homeland Security Committee during this session. My background in national defense and military strategy from the United States Naval War College will serve my constituents well as I work with my colleagues to increase border security, improve emergency preparedness in Florida, and support counterterrorism and intelligence efforts to keep Americans safe, especially amid emerging global threats by China and Russia," said Cammack. "Florida is also home to annual hurricane threats, making it even more important that a Floridian with a vested interest in coordination with FEMA after every disaster serves on this committee and knows and understands the challenges that come with the hurricane season."

Congresswoman Cammack's appointments to these committees is an important nexus that serves to strengthen critical domestic supply chains and improve border security, counterintelligence measures, and emergency preparedness.

Subcommittee assignments for the House Agriculture and House Homeland Security Committees have not yet been made and will be announced at a later date. 

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