Rep. Jim Banks Named Chairman of RSC Budget Task Force
Today, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest caucus of conservatives in Congress, named Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) the incoming Chairman of the Budget & Spending Task Force. According to the RSC announcement, the task force “will be in charge of producing the annual RSC budget and spearheading RSC strategy related to spending caps, the debt limit and appropriations.” The annual RSC budget is often the only conservative budget introduced each year that balances in five years. Additionally, Congressman Banks will continue to be one of only ten members of Congress to sit on the RSC Steering Committee.
Said Rep. Banks, “Chairing the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force is a tremendous opportunity to bring the fiscal responsibility used by Hoosiers in their everyday life to the federal budget. Our government spends too much, and improperly prioritizes how people’s hard-earned money should be allocated. In this role I hope to bring together my colleagues to develop innovative and conservative solutions that tackle our country’s debt and deficit and enable Congress to be better stewards of taxpayer money. I thank Chairman Johnson (R-LA) for this opportunity, and the chance chart a better course for our country.”