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Rubio, Scott, Cammack VA Bill to Become Law

Nov 14, 2022 | Press Releases

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Kat Cammack (R-FL) applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of their legislation to name the new Clay County Veterans Affairs Clinic, in Middleburg, Florida, the “Andrew K. Baker Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.” The bill now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Kenneth Baker served our country bravely for 17 years before losing his life in a helicopter crash on March 13, 1997 during a training event.

  • “Honoring U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Kenneth Baker’s legacy of bravery and service to our country is the right thing to do. The new VA clinic in Clay County provides quality care to our veterans who have dedicated their lives to serve, just like Chief Petty Officer Baker.” – Senator Rubio


  • “Our veterans make countless sacrifices to defend our nation. We must do everything possible to provide them with the support and care they need. I’m proud that this legislation honoring the legacy of U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Kenneth Baker has passed the House and is now headed to the president’s desk.” – Senator Scott


  • “It is so special to see this bill across the finish line during the 117th Congress. I worked on this project during my time as Deputy Chief of Staff for the district, and to see it finally pass both chambers and head to the president’s desk is an honor. I’ve come to know Ms. Tina Baker, Andrew’s widow, over the last decade, and it’s surreal to soon see her husband’s name in huge letters on the front of the building in Middleburg. His distinguished legacy will live on in the community that was such a huge part of who he was. Thank you to Senators Rubio and Scott and all of my Florida colleagues for your support of this effort.” – Representative Cammack