Another Iowan is moving into a powerful position in the U-S Congress. Second District Representative Jim Nussle was elected the chairman of the House Budget Committee Thursday.In an interview with Radio Iowa, Nussle, a republican from Manchester, says this will be a high profile position as the new administration takes over in Washington. He says he looks forward to putting together the first budget of the Bush administration.Nussle joins Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley as the chair of a powerful committee in Washington. Grassley, a Republican from New Hartford, is the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Nussle says Grassley will be a very helpful source of information.Nussle wants a federal tax cut, the only question is how big the cut will be. He says debt relief and tax code reform are other priorities.He says he looks at indicators in Iowa to get a gauge on the strength of the economy, and says they’re not heading in the right direction.Nussle was busy late Thursday after learning of his election to the post, but said he had one important thing to do first, call his mother.Nussle will be starting his sixth term in the U-S House.
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