"As Congress and the Administration works to find common ground and avert a fiscal cliff, I am dedicated to keeping taxes low and our defense strong.
"Comprehensive and pro-growth tax reform, which broadens the base, lowers rates, raises revenues, and reduces the deficit needs to be a part of the way forward. Additionally, serious entitlement reform and cuts to wasteful government spending must be part of any agreement.
"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. 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."
--Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla.
First Coast News