Fla. House Speaker Corcoran Weighs In On Budget Chair Carlos Trujillo's UN Nomination

Aug 31, 2017

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Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran says he’s proud of his House Budget Chairman, Carlos Trujillo receiving a nomination for a United Nations post.

Last week, President Trump nominated Rep. Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami) as a representative to the UN General Assembly. If he steps into the new role, Trujillo would be considered an ambassador and one of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s four deputies.

“It’s a huge, great honor for the state of Florida to have a sitting legislator be tapped by the President of the United States to be an ambassador to the UN—one of only four in the entire nation,” said Corcoran.

Trujillo has said if approved by the U.S. Senate, the new position won’t impact his upcoming legislative duties as the House Budget chairman, and Corcoran agrees.

“Their term is from September to December for the United Nations,” Corcoran added. “Our legislative session is January, February, and March. So, to have Chairman Trujillo to be able to have that honor and still come back…nobody knows the budget better than Carlos Trujillo. Nobody has done a greater job of exposing the waste in Government than Carlos Trujillo. And, so, to have him to be able to come back and still do the legislative session and still have this great honor is great for Florida all the way around.”

And, because Trujillo’s House term ends next year, the 34-year-old would not have to resign his seat.

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