Richard Corcoran to Head House Approach on Federal Health Care, Committee Chairs Announced
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In line to be the House speaker in 2017, Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Trinity, will head his chamber’s approach to the federal health care act.
Meanwhile the next designated speaker, to take the helm after the 2014 elections, Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, will head state affairs and is vice chair on the budget.
With the first committee meetings being held next week, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, released committee assignments on Monday.
For a full list of committee assignments go here.
The new assignments announced Monday included the following committee chairs:
Corcoran, Health and Human Services
Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, Economic Affairs
Rep. Marlene O'Toole, R-Lady Lake, Education
Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, Judiciary
Rep. Doug Holder, R-Sarasota, Regulatory Affairs
Crisafulli, State Affairs
Eddie Gonzalez, R-Hialeah, Local and Federal Affairs.
Weatherford had previously announced that Robert Schenck, R-Spring Hill, would serve as Rules Committee chairman while Seth McKeel, R-Lakeland, would
“With input from members, I have made committee and subcommittee assignments that align your talents and experience with the policy needs of our state,” Weatherford stated in a memo to the membership.
Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, who advanced to House majority leader upon the election defeat of former Rep. Chris Dorworth, has seats on Appropriations.
Chair: Seth McKeel, R-Lakeland
Vice chair: Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island.
Economic Affairs Committee
Chair: Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City
Vice chair: Tom Goodson, R-Cocoa.
Chair: Marlene O'Toole, R-Lady Lake
Vice chair: Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City.
Health and Human Services
Chair: Richard Corcoran, R-Trinity
Vice chair: Larry Ahern, R-St. Petersburg.
Chair: Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala
Vice chair: Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples.
Local and Federal Affairs Committee
Chair: Eddie Gonzalez: R-Hialeah
Vice chair: Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota.
Regulatory Affairs Committee
Chair: Doug Holder, R-Sarasota
Vice chair: Pat Rooney, R-Palm Beach Gardens.
Chair: Robert Schenck, R-Spring Hill
Vice chair: Frank Artiles, R-Miami.
State Affairs Committee
Chair: Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island
Vice chair: James Grant, R-Tampa.
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