Statement on the Passing of Charlie Stenholm

Congressman Charlie Stenholm, a former Representative from Texas who served as a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for more than a decade, died Wednesday at the age of 84. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:

Charlie Stenholm passionately defended the principles of bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility for more than a quarter-century in Congress. We were honored to have had such an invaluable and guiding voice here at the Committee.

His leadership on responsible budgeting while working across the aisle earned him high praise. Charlie’s work on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget received national acclaim as the most honest, pragmatic, and fair proposal on the table. He was as fierce a fiscal champion as he was a friend to those he served alongside.

All of us at the Committee are saddened by the passing of such a tireless public servant and a kind and decent friend. We will miss Charlie dearly.


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