Ryan's possible replacement on Budget Committee praises Ryan as consensus-forger

"With his selection of Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate, Gov. Romney is sending a strong message that he is serious about tackling our country's fiscal challenges, reducing our debt and reforming our government," Garrett added.

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Garrett is seeking his sixth term in the House. In addition to being the No. 2 Republican on the Budget Committee, Garrett serves on the Budget and Spending Task Force for the Republican Study Committee, and also sits on the House Financial Services Committee.

He is the founder and chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus.