Budget

GOP names 11 freshmen to House Budget Committee

The returning GOP members are Todd Akin (Mo.) and Tom McClintock (Calif.)

“The fiscal and economic challenges before us will require policymakers committed to reform and unwavering in their convictions. For this reason, I am excited to welcome an impressive group of new members to the House Budget Committee, each of whom bring considerable talent and energy to help get a grip on the explosive growth of government spending,” incoming House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a statement. 

McClintock’s office noted in a statement that as a fiscal hawk in the California legislature he introduced “hundreds of specific budget reforms, including tax, spending and borrowing limitations; contracting out of state services; pension, welfare and education reform and bureaucratic streamlining.”

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