Current Position: US Representative for FL 3rd District since 2021
Only in our great country can someone like me go from homeless to the House, where I am now the youngest Republican woman in Congress. I’m fighting for Americans like you every day by pushing back on the far-Left.
Rep. Cammack Joins Varney & Co. To Discuss Speaker Pelosi’s Mask Mandate And Hypocrisy
In the News
Clay Today, – September 1, 2021 (Short)
U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack has reiterated her belief President Joe Biden should resign over events in Afghanistan.
During an appearance Monday on “Fox & Friends,” the first-term U.S. Representative compared the President to the 1989 film “Weekend at Bernie’s,” a less-than-subtle suggestion Biden may be little more than a figurehead anyways.
She offered the cinematic comparison when pressed on the fact Biden’s resignation would result in Vice President Kamala Harris becoming President.
Source: Government page
Congresswoman Kat Cammack proudly serves Florida’s 3rd Congressional District as the youngest Republican woman in the 117th Congress.
Kat is a third-generation sandblaster who grew up on a cattle ranch and she understands the hard work and determination it takes to run a small business, navigating labor challenges, interpreting regulation, and more. A proud alumnus of the Naval War College, Kat knows the issues and constituents of Florida’s 3rd intimately, having served as the longtime former deputy chief of staff for the district prior to her election in 2020.
An Obama-era program forced Kat’s family to lose their cattle ranch in 2011, evicting them from their home and livelihood. After months of homelessness, Kat was motivated to fight back against the failures of big government and dedicated her life’s work to becoming part of the solution in Washington. Representative Cammack fights for Florida’s 3rd District to ensure no other family has to endure what hers experienced.
Kat is a proud wife to her husband Matt, a Gainesville native, who serves with the Gainesville Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic and SWAT medic.
Kathryn Christine “Kat” Cammack (// KAM-mack; born February 16, 1988) is an American politician and political advisor serving as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 3rd congressional district. Cammack previously served as deputy chief of staff to Congressman Ted Yoho, who announced that he would retire in 2020. Cammack is the third-youngest woman elected to Congress in the 2020 election cycle, behind Democrats Sara Jacobs and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Early life and education
Cammack was born in Denver, Colorado and raised on a 55-acre cattle ranch. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Master of Science in national defense and strategic studies from the Naval War College. Cammack says she lived with her mother in an extended stay motel for four months.
Cammack says that her family’s experience with the federal Home Affordable Modification Program inspired her interest in politics. She later joined the congressional campaign of Ted Yoho. After Yoho was elected, Cammack served as his deputy chief of staff from 2013 until 2019. In 2019, Cammack left Yoho’s office in Washington, D.C. and returned to Florida. Yoho did not seek re-election in 2020, fulfilling his pledge of only serving four terms. She announced her candidacy for Yoho’s seat in December 2019, almost immediately after he announced his retirement.
Cammack also operates an independent political consulting firm. Cammack was heavily favored to win the November general election. In September 2020, Cammack was endorsed by Donald Trump. After her primary win, Cammack established a leadership PAC.
U.S. House of Representatives
In the November general election, Cammack defeated Democrat Adam Christensen. She assumed office on January 3, 2021.
Cammack is anti-abortion. She believes abortion should only be legal in extreme cases in the first trimester. During her campaign, she released an advertisement in which she stated that, when her mother was pregnant with her, she was advised by doctors to have an abortion.
Congressional term limits
In March 2020, Cammack signed the U.S. Term Limits pledge.
Cammack was one of the 139 representatives who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Congress on January 7, 2021, the day after the attack upon the United States Capitol.
On the House floor, Cammack said the attacks “furthermore resolved” her objection to the certification process and as representatives of the people, they must stand for the right to a free and fair election for all Americans.
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Cammack says abortion should only be allowed in extreme cases in the first trimester–such as rape or incest reported to law enforcement, and for the life of the mother.
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- Representative Kat Cammack official U.S. House website
- Campaign website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Cammack serves as the Ranking Member (lead Republican) on the Subcommittee for Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Congresswoman Cammack also serves as the lone Florida Republican on the House Agriculture Committee. There, she serves on the Subcommittee for Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit and the Subcommittee for Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations.