Corrine Brown (D-FL-5)i
Corrine Brown, Congresswoman Florida District 5
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Biography of Corrine Brown from House.gov
[2012 Bio] Corrine Brown was elected to Congress from the Third District of Florida in 1992. She is a public servant who prides herself on delivering the goods and services of the federal government to her constituents.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Congresswoman Brown served in the Florida House of Representatives for ten years before coming to Washington. Congresswoman Brown attended the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. She also received a Master’s Degree and an Education Specialist Degree from the University of Florida. and an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Edward Waters College. She has been a faculty member at Florida Community College of Jacksonville, the University of Florida, and Edward Waters College.
As a result of Brown’s commitment to bringing the services of Washington back to Florida, communities throughout the Third District have been able to access resources previously unavailable to them. Brown was reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives for a tenth term in November 2010. In the 112th Congress, she will serve as the Ranking Member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials and as a senior member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, as well as the Subcommittee on Water & Environment. Ms. Brown will also continue to serve on the Committee on Veterans Affairs and the VA Subcommittee on Health.
Committees & Caucuses
TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE
Congresswoman Brown has been a member of the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure since coming to Congress. In the 110th and 11th Congresses, Brown was picked to Chair the Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. This subcommittee is very important to Florida and the Third District because of its jurisdiction over the passenger and freight rail industry, which plays a vital role in Florida’s economy. In the 112th Congress, Ms. Brown will also serve on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, and the Water & Environment Subcommittee.
VETERANS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
During her tenure in Congress, Brown has been a Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. She has always championed legislation expanding the health and long-term care benefits that America’s veterans’ receive, improving veterans’ education benefits, and expediting claims processing. In the 112th Congress, she will serve on the Health subcommittee.
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
Congressional Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Older Americans Caucus
Biography of Corrine Brown from Friends of Corrine Brown Campaign
[2012 Bio] Legislative Career
“The mayors of Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Welaka, and Lake City give me an A+ for all we’ve accomplished by working together.” Corrine Brown
From Florida House of Representatives to U.S. House of Representatives
Corrine Brown served in the Florida House of Representatives for ten years before going to Capitol Hill. She was elected to Congress from the Third District of Florida in 1992, and was reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives for a ninth term in November 2008. A public servant who prides herself on delivering the goods and services of the federal government to her constituents, Brown has helped communities throughout the Third District to access federal resources.
When she was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, Brown focused on the economics of her entire district including Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach, and St. Augustine. She began working with mayors, military officials, labor unions, corporate executives, educators, and countless dedicated citizens to provide more jobs, build new facilities, shore up education facilities in poor areas, and work with higher educational institutions in her district.
Such projects include Veterans Administrative hospitals, clinics, public schools, facilities at Florida State College at Jacksonville (formerly Florida Community College) including a military long distance learning program for military personnel, Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute, University of Florida’s cooperative effort with Shands Teaching Hospital, buildings at Edward Waters College, Bethune Cookman College learning centers, and bridges, roads, highways, seaports, and airports.
Brown favors excellent education for all children, great health care coverage for all citizens, and a solution to the current mortgage crisis.
Representative Brown worked ceaselessly to ensure that Jacksonville’s Navel Depot would not be closed, successfully having it removed from the Department of Defense downsizing list in 1994.
POLLS AND REPORT CARDS
“The mayors of Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Welaka, and Lake City give me an A+ for all we’ve accomplished by working together.”
Whether or not media reporting appropriately credits Representative Brown for successful projects only encourages her to move on to the next issue to ensure its success! Her constituents know that she works diligently for them. She declares, “Every two years, my constituents go to the polls and give me the only report card that really matters. Every one of those votes is important to me!”
Being initially elected and subsequently reelected by her constituents is an honor for Brown, encouraging her to move forward with economic issues. She knows the importance of having a good education and a good job. She’s pleased that her district continues to be one of the fastest growing in the nation, although current economic declines have affected Florida, as well as the rest of the country.
Delivering Transportation Projects Vital to Florida’s Economy
Brown has been a member of the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure since going to Congress. Early in the 110th Congress, Brown was picked to Chair the Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. This subcommittee is very important to Florida and the Third District because of its jurisdiction over the passenger and freight rail industry, which plays a vital role in Florida’s economy.
Delivering More Transportation Dollars to Florida
Representative Brown has been critical in the fight to get Florida its share of transportation money. For years, Florida has been a donor state to the Highway Trust Fund and the Airport Improvement Program. Brown was a leader in the fight to change transportation funding through an initiative called “SafeTea-21,” which returns more transportation money to populous states like Florida and Texas. As a result, Florida now receives a 57% increase in transportation funding.
Delivering Funding for Florida’s Airports and other Port Facilities
Brown is also a member of the Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. She successfully lobbied to change the language in the Airport Improvement Program so that Florida’s airports receive more funding from the FAA. In the 110th Congress, Brown obtained millions of dollars in transportation funding for the third district.
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