Dave Weldon, M.D., F.A.C.P.
U.S. Representative Dave Weldon, M.D., F.A.C.P. of
Melbourne, Florida, is an Army veteran and physician who was
sworn into his first political office in November 1994 to
serve the people of Florida's 15th Congressional District.
As a practicing physician and Army veteran, his background
and expertise have been called upon on numerous occasions in
key debates, policy discussions, and leadership positions.
Rep. Weldon is the first medical doctor to serve from the
State of Florida and is the first Republican physician and
only the second physician ever to serve on the prestigious
House Appropriations Committee. He is also the first
representative from East-Central Florida to be appointed to
the Appropriations Committee. In that capacity, Rep. Weldon
has served on various subcommittees, including the Science,
State, Justice and Commerce Subcommittee, which has funding
oversight of several key executive branch agencies including
NASA. He currently serves on the Labor, Health, and Human
Services, as well as the State and Foreign Operations
Appropriations Subcommittees. Rep. Weldon is a member of the
Autism Caucus, the Cancer Caucus, the Renewable Energy
Caucus, the Tourism Caucus, and the Military Veterans
Caucus. He is also a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars,
Post 453A, known as the “Rocket Post,” in Rockledge, Florida
In previous years, Rep. Weldon served on the House Science
Committee, the House Banking Committee, and the Government
Reform Committee. Rep. Weldon also served as a member of the
Committee on Education and Workforce during the 104th
His leadership in the House also includes serving as Vice
Chairman of the Science Subcommittee on Space and
Aeronautics, for 8 years, where he represented the interests
of his constituents at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape
Canaveral Air Station, and surrounding aerospace community.
He is the co-founder and chairman of the Congressional
Aerospace Caucus. He was Chairman of the Civil Service
Subcommittee from 2001-2003.