Washington, D.C. – After proving his chops as a champion for smarter, leaner and more accountable government,  Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been named Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) today announced Rep. DeSantis’ appointment as the Subcommittee’s Vice-Chairman.

“No priority ranks higher for me than getting our fiscal house in order, and that starts with slashing government waste and eliminating job-killing regulations.” said Rep. DeSantis. “As our economy continues struggling to recover, I look forward to helping rid the federal government of unnecessary obstacles to economic prosperity. It is an honor to be named Vice-Chairman of this Subcommittee and I look forward to the important task ahead.

“Rep. DeSantis is a natural leader and his role as Vice-Chair will only increase his impact on the subcommittee. The Economic Growth Subcommittee is charged with curbing excessive government spending and overreaching regulation, which is hurting American job creators. Rep. DeSantis has shown a commitment to this work and demonstrated a talent for building the consensus needed to move legislative reforms forward,” said Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa.

“I’m pleased to have Rep. DeSantis on board to lend his proven leadership to the work of our Subcommittee. His experience will be a great asset to us as we continue to investigate government spending, regulations and protect the American taxpayer,” added Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan.

A believer in leading by example, Rep. DeSantis has refused to take the generous pension and health care plans offered to Members of Congress and his first bill, which passed the U.S. House in a bipartisan vote, calls for a federal pay freeze to be extended throughout the entire year, including for Members of Congress. Rep. DeSantis has also put forward bipartisan legislation to sequester pay for Members of Congress.