WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement Monday regarding continuing fiscal cliff negotiations:
"At this late hour, we're playing a waiting game. It's my understanding that the United States Senate has come to agreement on a portion of legislation to bring the nation forward, and we anxiously await specifics of that proposal in addition to Senate action on it.
"I remain dedicated to keeping taxes low and our defense strong. Any serious plan must address cuts to big government spending, reform entitlements, and provide comprehensive and pro-growth tax reform, which broadens the base, lowers rates, raises revenues and reduces the deficit.
"While I think we can all agree that tough decisions are ahead for all federal agencies, the stakes couldn't be higher for our men and women in uniform who are facing drastic defense cuts from sequestration. My bottom line and defense philosophy: Congress must have an unwavering commitment to national security. As a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I won't allow short-sighted budget decisions to turn back a decade's worth of work rebuilding our nation's military in Florida and around the globe."