2011 Committee Hearings and Markups

2011 Committee Meetings Hearings & Markups

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Date
Hearing Title
12/15/2011  The Mark Up of the Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011  
09/22/2011  The Broken Budget Process: Perspectives From Budget Experts
09/21/2011  The Broken Budget Process: Perspectives From Former CBO Directors 
09/14/2011 The Need for Pro-Growth Tax Reform 
07/13/2011 Medicare and Social Security: The Fiscal Facts 
07/12/2011 Medicare’s Future: An Examination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board 
07/07/2011 Budgeting for America's National Security
06/23/2011  The Congressional Budget Office's Long-Term Budget Outlook
06/02/2011 Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & FHA: Taxpayer Exposure in the Housing Markets
04/06/2011 The Markup of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 
03/30/2011 Members' Day 
03/17/2011  Fulfilling the Mission of Health and Retirement Security 
03/10/2011 Lifting the Crushing Burden of Debt 
02/16/2011 Department of the Treasury Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
02/15/2011 The President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
02/10/2011 The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook 
02/09/2011  The State of the U.S Economy
01/26/2011 The Fiscal Consequences of the Health Care Law
01/26/2011 Markup: House Budget Committee Organizational Meeting

Committee Publications from the Government Printing Office (GPO)

The Mark Up of the Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011
Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Webcasts
video | audio

The Broken Budget Process:
Perspectives From Budget Experts
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Webcasts
video | audio

The Honorable Phil Gramm
Former Chairman
U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Vice Chairman of Investment Bank
UBS AG
Testimony

The Honorable Jim Nussle
Former Chairman
House Committee on the Budget President
COO Growth Energy 
Testimony

Philip Joyce, Ph.D.
Professor of Management, Finance and Leadership
School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Testimony


The Broken Budget Process: Perspectives From Former CBO Directors
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcipts
PDF | Text

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Paul Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Alice M. Rivlin
Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution
Testimony

Rudolph G. Penner
Institute Fellow
Urban Institute
Testimony

The Need for Pro-Growth Tax Reform
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Scott Hodge
President
Tax Foundation
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

Michael Wall
Vice President of Tax
Case New Holland
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

Diane Lim Rogers
Chief Economist
The Concord Coalition
Testimony | Truth in Testimony 
Medicare and Social Security: The Fiscal Facts
The Sustainability of America’s Health and Retirement Security Programs
Date:
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Richard Foster
Chief Actuary
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Testimony

Stephen Goss
Chief Actuary
Social Security Administration
Testimony

Medicare’s Future: An Examination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board  
Date:
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM  
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary 
Department of Health and Human Services
Testimony

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President
American Action Forum
Testimony  

Grace-Marie Turner
President
Galen Institute
Testimony

Judith Feder, Ph. D.
Professor and Former Dean
Georgetown Public Policy Institute and Urban Institute Fellow
Testimony

Budgeting for America's National Security
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcipts
PDF | Text

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

David E. Mosher
Assistant Director
Congressional Budget Office
Testimony

The Honorable Jim Talent
Distinguished Fellow, Heritage Foundation
Former Member, Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

Dr. Gordon Adams
Distinguished Fellow
The Stimson Center 
Testimony | Truth in Testimony


The Congressional Budget Office's Long-Term Budget Outlook
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building
 
Hearing Transcipts
PDF | Text

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witness:

Douglas W. Elmendorf, Ph.D.
Director
Congressional Budget Office 
Testimony | Charts


Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & FHA: Taxpayer Exposure in the Housing Markets
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcipts
PDF | Text

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Deborah J. Lucas
Assistant Director
Congressional Budget Office
Testimony 

Alex J. Pollock
Senior Fellow
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

Sarah Rosen Wartell
Executive Vice President
Center for American Progress & Center for American Progress Action Fund
Testimony | Truth in Testimony


The Mark Up of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Webcasts
video part I | video part IIvideo part IIIvideo part IV
Members' Day 
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcripts
TEXT 600K | PDF 1.3M

Webcasts
video | audio

Witnesses:

Members of the 112th Congress
Fulfilling the Mission of Health and Retirement Security 
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcipts
PDF | Text

Webcasts
video | audio 

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Alice M. Rivlin
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Testimony  | Truth in Testimony

Charles Blahous
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
and Public Trustee for Social Security
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

James C. Capretta
Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Former Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Testimony | Charts | Truth in Testimony

Paul N. Van de Water
Senior Fellow
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Testimony | Truth in Testimony


Lifting the Crushing Burden of Debt
Date:
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Time: 10:00 PM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcipts
PDF | Text

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President, American Action Forum
Former Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

Carmen M. Reinhart
Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

Maya MacGuineas
President
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

John Podesta
President and CEO
Center for American Progress
Testimony | Truth in Testimony


Department of the Treasury Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcripts
TEXT 187K | PDF 273M

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement
Hearing Highlights


Witness:

The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner
Secretary
Department of the Treasury
Testimony

The President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Time:10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcripts
TEXT 241K | PDF 2.5M

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witness:

The Honorable Jacob J. Lew
Director
Office of Management and Budget
Testimony | Charts
The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook
Date:
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time:10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcripts
TEXT 144K | PDF 1.8M

Webcasts
video | audio

Chairman Ryan Open Statement

Witness:

Douglas W. Elmendorf
Director
Congressional Budget Office
Testimony | Charts

The State of the U.S. Economy
Date:
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcipts
TEXT 212K | PDF 770KB

Webcasts
video

Hearing Highlights
Chairman Ryan Opening Statement

Witness:

Ben S. Bernanke
Chairman
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Testimony

The Fiscal Consequences of the New Health Care Law
Date:
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Hearing Transcripts
TEXT 304K | PDF 833KB

Webcasts
video

Hearing Highlights
Chairmain Ryan Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Richard S. Foster

Chief Actuary
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Testimony

James C. Capretta
Fellow
Ethics and Public Policy Center
Testimony  | Charts | Truth in Testimony

Dennis Smith
Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Testimony  | Truth in Testimony

Paul N. Van de Water
Senior Fellow
Center on Budget and Policy and Priorities
Testimony | Truth in Testimony

Markup: House Budget Committee Organizational Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Agenda:

Consideration of Rules of the Committee on the Budget for the 112th Congress

Consideration of the Committee on the Budget’s Oversight Plan for the 112th Congress

Committee Rules | Committee Oversight Plan