St. Augustine, FL – Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), has named Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice for the 114th Congress. DeSantis will be serving with Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-08).

“It is an honor to have been named Vice- Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, and I look forward to working with Subcommittee Chairman Franks and Chairman Goodlatte to continue to advance legislation that protects our Constitution,”? DeSantis said. “We in Congress take an oath to support and defend the Constitution and we have a duty to discharge this important responsibility with great care.  Having taken the oath to support the Constitution as an officer in the Navy, the preservation of our constitution order is something I have been committed to for quite some time."

“Congressman Ron DeSantis has been a tremendous asset to the House Judiciary Committee over the past two years,”? Goodlatte said. “His expertise on many of the issues facing our nation and the Committee make him well-suited to serve as Vice Chairman of the Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee.  I look forward to working with him as we seek to safeguard Americans– liberties, promote an efficient and just legal system, and fight against President Obama–s pattern of executive overreach.”?

“Congressman DeSantis will be an invaluable Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice,”? Franks said. “He brings a rigorous intellectual understanding of civil justice issues and has substantial expertise in federal claims reform and Constitutional rights.  This background will effectively complement our subcommittee–s focus on President Obama–s gross executive overreach.  I look forward to serving with Congressman DeSantis as we protect the liberties enshrined in our Constitution for all U.S. citizens.”?