Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
Daniel Webster (R-FL)
Rep. Daniel Webster has served on the T&I Committee since 2013, and he was selected to serve as Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Ranking Member in the 117th Congress. He represents Florida’s 11th Congressional District, which spans west of Orlando to the Gulf Coast. Florida’s annual hurricane season has given Webster significant practical and policy experience with federal disaster preparation, mitigation, and recovery programs. Throughout his career, he’s been actively involved in the development, passage, and implementation of various programs and policies to spur economic development both in the state of Florida and nationally. For more information about Ranking Member Webster click here.
The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over public buildings, federal real estate programs and the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration (GSA), which is the civilian landlord of the federal government. This includes the authorization and oversight of planning, site and design, construction, acquisition, and renovation of public buildings, courthouses, and border facilities, and the leasing of space for federal employees.
The Subcommittee also has jurisdiction over agencies and programs promoting economic development in communities suffering economic distress, such as the Economic Development Administration, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Denali Commission, and several other commissions.
Issues and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee include: