House Memorial 1281 by Rep. Tyler Sirois Urges Congress to Make Florida Home to U.S. Space Force
By Sunshine State News // March 28, 2019
memorial requests Congress to approve creation of the United States Space Force
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (Sunshine State News) – House Memorial 1281 by Rep. Tyler Sirois, R-Cocoa, passed the first of its two committees of reference with unanimous support.
The memorial requests Congress to approve the creation of the United States Space Force and the establishment of the Space Force and United States Space Command in Florida.
It follows a recent White House proposal by President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ call for the Space Force to be headquartered in Florida.
“The United States and Florida are positioned as global leaders in commercial aerospace,” stated Sirois to members of the House Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee.
“With Florida’s spaceport infrastructure, deep-water seaports, and partnerships with NASA, the 45th Space Wing and the other three combatant commands located in Florida, we are the best choice for the headquarters of U.S. Space Command.”
Last month the president signed Space Policy Directive-4, which sets the framework for the establishment of a sixth branch of the Armed Forces through the development of a legislative proposal to be considered by the United States Congress.
The Space Force would be a part of the United States Air Force. Its Space Command headquarters would become Florida’s fourth military command, joining U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, both in Tampa, and U.S. Southern Command in Doral.
House Memorial 1281 will be heard next by the House State Affairs Committee. Upon approval by the Florida Legislature, copies of the memorial will be remitted to members of Congress and President Trump, urging their support for the headquarters in Florida
Sirois was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2018 and represents House District 51, which includes part of Brevard County.
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