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July 17, 2014

Ryan's Opening Statement: The President’s Funding Request for Overseas Contingency Operations

Hi, everybody, and welcome. Today we’re going to review the President’s funding request for the global war on terrorism. There is widespread agreement on this committee that we need to carefully budget for our war-time needs and also that the war-funding designation must not become—in the words of the ranking member—“a slush fund.” If the Defense D... See More

July 16, 2014

Ryan's Opening Statement: The Long-Term Budget Outlook

Hi, everybody—and welcome. Today we’re going to discuss CBO’s long-term budget outlook. So first I want to thank Director Elmendorf and his team at CBO for all their hard work. I have to say: Your report is sobering. Just take the first line: “Between 2009 and 2012, the federal government recorded the largest budget deficits relative to the size of... See More

July 15, 2014

CBO: The Budget Is on an Unsustainable Path

WASHINGTON—Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook, which had some sober news for the American people. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin released the following statement: “If this report tells us anything, it’s that the status quo isn’t working, and families are pay... See More

July 15, 2014

Renewing the American Idea

Hi, everybody. I want to thank Dr. Spalding and everyone at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center for inviting me here today. You might think it’s a little late to give an Independence Day address, but New York’s delegates to the Continental Congress didn’t adopt the Declaration of Independence until July 15. So I’d like to think I’m fashionably late—or... 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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