February 16, 2006

Crenshaw Named Chair of Republican Budget Task Force

Crenshaw to Continue Effort to Rein in Federal Spending

Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), a member of the House Budget Committee, was appointed chairman of the Republican Budget Task Force, a coalition of 12 House Republicans that will reach out to members regarding budget issues. The group was formed by House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO).

"The budget vote is among the toughest votes we cast each year," Crenshaw said. "I've learned in my time in Congress that budgetary and spending issues elicit a lot of emotion on both sides of the aisle.

As chairman of the Budget Task Force, my top priority will be meeting with and listening to other Republican members so that we can identify red flags in our budget and rein in federal spending."

Crenshaw has served as a member of the House Budget Committee during each of his three terms in Congress. He played a pivotal role in negotiations on the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which will save taxpayers almost $40 billion over the next five years.