U.S. Representative Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement upon the announcement that he had been assigned to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittees on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; Aviation; and Water Resources and Environment:

“I am eager to get to work on transportation issues that will come before the subcommittees on which I serve. In the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, we will begin to work immediately on a water resources bill that will have significant implications for Florida’s ports. I will seek to ensure that Florida’s ports are best positioned to receive new business when the expansion of the Panama Canal is complete.

“I also anticipate beginning to work in the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials on a railroad bill. My primary goal will be to strengthen Central Florida’s rail network to facilitate trade with Florida’s seaports and airports.

“Though we passed an aviation bill last year, the Subcommittee on Aviation will provide me with the opportunity to ensure that our tourism industry, that is so vital to tens of thousands of jobs in Central Florida, is supported by international airports that operate efficiently and have the capacity needed for our millions of visitors per year.

“All of these appointments give me the opportunity to advance one primary goal: job creation and economic development for our state and our communities. I am excited and anxious to get started on this work,”
said Webster.