WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Jake Ellzey obtained his U.S. Home Committee assignments. Ellzey was lately elected to the congressional seat that was vacated by the dying of Ron Wright, who had simply began his second time period when he handed away from COVID-19 in February 2021. A particular election was known as for the unexpired time period, with Ellzey successful in a runoff in opposition to Wright’s widow.
Ellzey was in his freshman time period of serving as state Home District 10 consultant when he received the CD6 election particular election.
“I’m humbled and thrilled for the chance to serve but once more,” he informed the Solar in an interview on the time.
Since taking his oath of workplace three weeks in the past, Ellzey mentioned he’s been working intently with Republican Home management.
“I need to thank Chief McCarthy for his help and help throughout my first weeks in Congress,” Ellzey mentioned in a media launch. “I’m grateful for the belief he has put in me to assist steer our county again in the correct path. We’d like conservative options to America’s best challenges, and I sit up for working with Chief McCarthy and my Republican colleagues to beat these challenges.”
Ellzey mentioned it was an honor to be appointed to the Home Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Home Committee on Science, Area, and Know-how.
“I’ve mentioned repeatedly that taking good care of our army veterans is a prime precedence,” Ellzey mentioned. “As a retired Navy officer, my background provides me a novel perspective that might be an asset as I work to assist our veterans. I’m trying ahead to working with Chairman Takano and rating member Bost, and all members of the committee to craft good, sturdy laws, and supply efficient oversight of the Division of Veterans’ Affairs.”
Ellzey described the Veterans’ Affairs Committee as “crucial in making certain that the women and men who sacrificed a lot for our nation are taken care of when their time of service has ended. As a Navy veteran, service on this committee holds a particular place in my coronary heart.”
Previous to leaving for D.C., Ellzey had shared with the Solar that the primary invoice he plans to file in Congress is laws to offer a seamless path for army personnel exiting their department of service to the packages and advantages they’ve earned.
Within the media launch, Ellzey mentioned he additionally seems to be ahead to serving on the Science, Area, and Know-how Committee.
“The sectors of the economic system and the main industries to which the committee has jurisdiction are necessary to the USA, however particularly necessary to Texas,” he mentioned. “This committee is tasked with additional advancing America’s place because the world chief in scientific improvement, expertise, and analysis. I sit up for serving with fellow Texan, Chairwoman Johnson, in addition to rating member Lucas and all members of the committee.
“I’m lucky that each of those committees will enable me to symbolize Texas’ sixth District in vital methods and proceed my work on behalf of the nice folks of Tarrant, Ellis, and Navarro counties,” Ellzey mentioned.
He and his employees are working to arrange district workplaces and constituent providers, with Ellzey having informed the Solar he goals for a fast runaround with these. His aim is to have a presence in every of the three counties he serves, with a precedence of creating entry to constituent providers.
“I need to guarantee individuals are getting the assistance they want,” he mentioned.
When not in D.C., Ellzey mentioned he might be dwelling together with his household and out and about touring via the district.
“That is my full-time job,” Ellzey mentioned. “I might be touring from county to county. I’ll be having city corridor conferences, spending time within the district and listening to from the district. … What’s actual is coming dwelling to our constituents.”