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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) today (7/22) recognized Congressman Ander Crenshaw for his support of America’s small businesses with its 2014 SCORE Hill Champion Award at a reception at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey presented Crenshaw with the organization’s top small business award - the 2014 SCORE Hill Champion Award. The honor is presented annually to one Member of Congress and recognizes outstanding advocacy and action, within Congress and beyond, on behalf of small businesses and their owners.

"Small businesses in Northeast Florida and across the nation create 75 percent of the new jobs, making them the cornerstone of the economy," said Crenshaw after receiving the award. “It’s an honor to receive this award right here in Jacksonville. On the road ahead, small business owners and those who are thinking of becoming small business owners can be assured that I will support the policies that will help them grow and reject those that don’t."

In commending Crenshaw for his work, Yancey said, “We are honored to present Representative Ander Crenshaw with the 2014 SCORE Award for House Small Business Champion. Representative Crenshaw has shown time and again his commitment to supporting the small business community by voting to lift burdensome regulations, improve small enterprises’ ability to compete for federal contracts and strengthen the resources, like SCORE, that exist to assist in their success.”

Representatives from the Jacksonville Chamber, the City of Jacksonville, the North Florida office of the Small Business Administration, and the Jacksonville Small Business Development Center also provided remarks at the event.

SCORE is a nonprofit association with a network of more and 11,000 volunteers whose mission is supported by the United States Small Business Administration. The organization is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, today (7/16) led $1.1 billion in Internal Revenue Service funding cuts to final passage in the Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill (HR 5016). The comprehensive legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 228 to 195, cuts IRS funding to its lowest levels since 2003 and now moves to the United States Senate for consideration.

“When your report card is nothing but a long list of bad grades, you should not be rewarded. This legislation forces the Internal Revenue Service back to the books for some homework - lots of it - to clean up its act,” said Crenshaw. “In that process, Americans received a commitment from Congress today to hold the Internal Revenue Service accountable for every taxpayer dollar it spends, to protect constitutional rights, and to rein in out-of-control spending.”

“By cutting IRS funding to its lowest levels since 2003, the bill forces the agency to focus on its core mission. No more meddling in Americans’ healthcare, suppressing free speech of non-profits, targeting groups based on political belief, or squandering money on bonuses for tax cheats, silly videos and lavish conferences,” Crenshaw continued. “With so many troubles afoot, the IRS should not be in the healthcare business. That’s why the bill expressly prohibits the use of funds of additional funding for the implementation of ObamaCare. Moreover, to protect Americans from having the Constitutional rights abused, we’ve prohibited the use of funding for targeting groups based on political belief.”

“I want to thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle who supported this bill,” said Crenshaw. “In large and small communities across this country, it’s fair to say that you don’t get rewarded for poor performance. The same must hold true for the federal government. We have a long way to go, but I am proud to have helped begun to put the Internal Revenue Service on track.”

Editor’s Note: For more details on the provisions in the FY 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill, please go to http://appropriations.house.gov/

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Recent Speeches and Statements

Congressman Ander Crenshaw commended the heroism of the late WWII Veteran Clyde L. Hillhouse in a floor speech and urged colleagues to pass legislation naming the White Springs, Florida Post Office in his honor.
Congressman Crenshaw addresses his House colleagues on on November 7, 2009 with concerns over how health care reform will impact the nation's military.

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