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  • "Some of These Programs are Very Transactional...But They're Not Transformational"
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the House Budget Committee's Wednesday hearing, Restoring the Trust for America's Most Vulnerable, Robert Doar, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, made the case that while today's safety net programs often succeed in providing poor Americans with a material benefit, they do very little in helping encourage people to take the next step toward achieving a real transformation that will lead to a brighter, more secure future: “I think we learned from welfare re... Read more

  • "Right now, there is no exit strategy"
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture / Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During yesterday's Restoring the Trust for America's Most Vulnerable hearing at the House Budget Committee, Larry Woods, the CEO of the Winston-Salem Housing Authority, said that our social safety net is effective at catching people when they fall on hard times, but it doesn't help them rise back up and build a life of self-sufficiency: “Our current system is broken. Plain and simple. It's broken because our approach is flawed. Representatives, it's not about throwing more mon... Read more

  • Price Statement on House Passage of Reconciliation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015: “The House of Representatives has passed a reconciliation bill that repeals the most coercive components of Obamacare – eliminating onerous taxes, the individual and employer mandates, an Obamacare slush fund, and lifting unnecessary burdens on employers and employees.... Read more

  • Price: “Now’s the time to move forward, seize this opportunity, work with the Senate, and put a bill on President Obama’s desk”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement in advance of the House of Representatives consideration of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762): “Under this year’s balanced budget agreement, Congress has the opportunity to use a powerful but limited legislative process to advance a bill to the president’s desk that will target Obamacare – a law that is doing real harm to individuals, families, physic... Read more

  • Price Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement praising passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act: “Today, the House reaffirmed our strong commitment to America’s national security and to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. During a time when the Middle East, and much of the world, is growing more dangerous, the National Defense Authorization Act ensures that our milit... Read more

  • Price: With Poverty Rate Unchanged, It’s Time for New Ideas
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States Census Bureau released its annual poverty report that stated the official poverty rate in 2014 was 14.8 percent. This has been the fourth straight year that the poverty rate has remained roughly the same. In response to the report, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement: “The federal government has spent trillions of dollars over the past half-century fighting poverty, and yet 46.7 million Americans are l... Read more

  • “We are looking at the metrics…”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday's House Budget Committee hearing on Restoring the Trust for Younger Americans included Evan Baehr – co-founder of online lender Able – who testified about his experience as a young innovator and entrepreneur. He used that experience to hammer home the idea of measuring outcomes and encouraged policymakers to look at our own operations and how we can measure the results of the policies we enact: “We are looking at the metrics. We’re deciding did it work? How do we rea... Read more

  • “Raising taxes is the lazy way to fix the problem"
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, during the House Budget Committee’s Restoring the Trust for Young Americans hearing, West Virginia State Delegate Saira Blair, the youngest state legislator in the country, highlighted the fact that we won’t solve our long-term fiscal challenges by raising taxes. While discussing concerns with the current lack of economic opportunity, Blair said, “raising taxes is the lazy way to fix the problem. We need to be creative, and we need to be innovative in our solutions.... Read more

  • “Action sooner, rather than later, is no longer an option—it is a necessity”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During yesterday’s Restoring the Trust for Young Americans hearing at the House Budget Committee, Jared Meyer, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discussed the fiscal challenges facing Millennials – specifically student loan debt and the long-term insolvency of health and retirement programs: “America’s federal policies need to shift to reflect the growing public realization that both of these debts and the burdens that they place on young people’s futures are unsustainable ... Read more

  • Price Statement on Latest CBO Budget & Economic Outlook
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an update to its Budget and Economic Outlook – projecting a $426 billion deficit for Fiscal Year 2015, annual deficits toping $1 trillion in 2025, and annual average economic growth of just 2.3 percent over the next decade: “Washington’s fiscal house is a mess. Hundreds of billions of dollars will be added to the national debt this year an... Read more