Theodore's World: Sen. Marco Rubio To Serve On Four Committee's Including Select Committee on Intelligence

« Time Magazine Has Photoshop of President Ronald Reagan and POS B.HUSSEIN Obama Together On Cover | Main | Obama (favoring Muslim with terrorists ties) Lifts US Ban on Muslim Brotherhood Leader »

January 29, 2011

Sen. Marco Rubio To Serve On Four Committee's Including Select Committee on Intelligence

Sen. Marco Rubio gets plum committee assignment

St. Pete Times


New Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will serve on four committees, including a spot on intelligence.

Rubio received his assignments Thursday and will be on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; the Committee on Foreign Relations; the Select Committee on Intelligence; and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

The Republican success in November had a downside for Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

To make more room for Republicans, Nelson had to give up a seat on the Armed Service Committee. He had been able to use the perch to secure some top projects for Florida, including a nuclear aircraft carrier at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville.

Nelson will remain on three major committees — commerce, finance, intelligence — and hold onto budget and aging.

He secured a promise from Democratic Leader Harry Reid that he would be restored to Armed Services if Democrats retake some seats lost in 2010 (and Nelson is re-elected in 2012).

Rubio had expressed interest in foreign relations and the intelligence post is a plum for a newcomer, overseeing all federal agencies that gather information on national security.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Congratulations Marco, I am proud of you. Please never let us down and stay on course. America needs you and others like you.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 29, 2011 05:45 AM


Great to have a man like Rubio on the Intelligence committee and the small business committee.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at January 29, 2011 11:52 AM

Tom, thank you for your input about this, I was thinking it was a good thing but I wanted to know what you thought too about it. I think it is pretty big that they asked him when there are so many new ones now. Thanks again Tom.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2011 12:25 AM