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U.S. Rep. Steve Womack the favorite to be tabbed today to chair House Budget committee

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WOMACK: Aiming to take the helm of Budget committee in the second year of the Trump administration.
  • WOMACK: Aiming to take the helm of Budget committee in the second year of the Trump administration.
Politico spotlights U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, who represents the state's Third Congressional District, and is the favorite to be named House Budget chairman by senior House Republicans, who are voting on the position this evening:
Several top Republican lawmakers and aides predicted Monday that the Arkansas Republican, a senior member of the budget panel, would take charge of the committee that oversees topline government spending numbers. Womack enjoys close relationships with GOP leaders, has raised millions of dollars for the GOP’s campaign arm and is gung-ho for reducing mandatory spending — a belief that will win him support with the committee’s fiscal hawks.
Current House Budget chair Diane Black is stepping down to run for governor of Tennessee. Rob Woodall of Georgia and Bill Johnson of Ohio are also seeking the position.

Womack admitted to Politico that his "life might be miserable for a while" if he gets the job in what is likely to be a messy year in the GOP House, but "somebody’s got to do this work, and I’m willing to do it."


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