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September 17, 2014

The Dignity of Work

Thanks, Fred—thanks, everybody. I’m delighted to be here. And the first thing I want to do is congratulate the man of the hour, Bill Kilberg. In the time I’ve known Bill, I’ve found him to be an incredibly smart and hardworking guy. There’s a reason they call him a “super lawyer”—which, in this town, is meant to be a compliment. And what’s most imp... See More

September 16, 2014

Census Report Shows Poverty Remains High

WASHINGTON—Today, the Census Bureau released its most recent report on Income and Poverty in the United States. The latest report finds that: The official poverty rate fell from 15 to 14.5 percent. There are 45.3 million people living in poverty. Deep poverty remains near its highest recorded levels at 6.3 percent. Child poverty fell from 21.8 perc... See More

July 24, 2014

Chairman Ryan Releases ‘Expanding Opportunity in America’

WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Ryan released a new discussion draft, “Expanding Opportunity in America.” The draft proposes a new pilot project to strengthen the safety net and discusses a number of reforms to the EITC, education, criminal justice, and regressive regulation. Upon releasing the discussion draft, Chairman Ryan made the following statemen... See More

July 24, 2014

‘Expanding Opportunity in America’

Hi, everybody. I want to thank Arthur, our panel, and everyone at AEI for hosting us here today. I look forward to hearing from everybody. But let’s start with a principle we can all agree on: Hardworking taxpayers deserve a break in this country. Too many families are working harder and harder to get ahead, and yet they’re falling further and fur... See More

April 10, 2014

Ryan: A Budget That Trusts the American People

The House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2015 budget, The Path to Prosperity. Before the vote, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin delivered remarks on the House floor. See More

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