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  • A Better Way to Fix Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—House Republicans today unveiled a plan to replace Obamacare. It is our vision for a Confident America in which every American has access to quality, affordable health care. This is the fifth plank of A Better Way, a bold agenda to tackle some of our country’s biggest challenges. Our plan—available now at better.gop—offers a better way to fix health care, including: More choices and lower costs. Our plan gives you more control and more choices so that you can pick the plan that meets... Read more

  • Price Statement on Constitutional Authority Task Force Report
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement on the release of the House GOP’s Task Force on Restoring Constitutional Authority report: “The decline in respect for the balance of power our Founding Fathers envisioned has contributed greatly to the dysfunction in Washington and the growth in government intrusion into our daily lives. Nowhere is this more evident than the Obama Administration’s actions of the past eight years which have ex... Read more

  • Price Opening Statement: The Need for Fiscal Goals
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    As Prepared for Delivery The focus of today’s hearing is on the need for Congress to establish fiscal goals to drive discipline and accountability in the budgeting process. In short, it is about building consensus. Policymakers and the public at large need to reach consensus on a standard or set of standards against which we will measure our level of fiscal responsibility. Without such consensus, we lack a sound foundation upon which to build an effective budget process. We will be destined to ... Read more

  • "Built-In Growth" is "Crowding Out"
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    During a House Budget Committee hearing today on “The Need for Fiscal Goals,” witnesses Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Maya MacGuineas delineated the challenges policymakers face when trying to tackle the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, outlined the “built-in growth” in our nation’s finances that make even slowing such growth difficult: VIEW VIDEO “We have so much built-in growth in our budget, and that is where the bulk of ... Read more

  • Price Statement on Regulatory Task Force Report
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement today after the House GOP’s Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens issued its report: “At $1.9 trillion, the annual regulatory burden in this country is greater than the income tax burden and roughly equivalent to half of what the federal government spent last year. The regulatory regime in Washington effectively functions as a 4th branch of government, and the current administration has ... Read more

  • Vice Chairman Rokita Opening Statement: The Need to Control Automatic Spending and Unauthorized Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    As Prepared for Delivery Last week this committee examined the Constitutional justification for an overhaul of the Congressional budget process. We meet today to dive deeper into the specific areas where the failures of the current process and Congress’ failure to adhere to a process are manifesting themselves – specifically in the proliferation of automatic spending and unauthorized programs. The purpose of today’s hearing is not to determine whether or not the current trajectory of automatic s... Read more

  • Price Applauds Release of National Security Task Force Report
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement on today’s release of the report from the House GOP’s Task Force on National Security: “By employing a dangerous lead-from-behind approach, the Obama Administration has spent the past eight years trying and failing to catch up to a complex and constantly evolving foreign policy and national security environment. The Task Force on National Security should be commended for producing a report t... Read more

  • Republicans Unveil a Better Way to Fight Poverty
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, at House of Help City of Hope in Anacostia, Republicans unveiled an initiative aimed at lifting people out of poverty and onto the ladder of opportunity. It is the first plank of A Better Way, a bold policy agenda to tackle some of the country’s biggest challenges. Our plan—available now at better.gop—includes ideas to: Reward work. A good job is the surest way out of poverty. If you are capable, we will expect you to work or prepare for work. Tailor benefits to people’s needs. Instead of... Read more

  • Price Opening Statement: Reclaiming Congressional Authority Through the Power of the Purse
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    As Prepared for Delivery Today’s hearing marks an informal kickoff to a renewed effort by this committee to reform the Congressional budget process. This is not this committee’s first look at this topic. We began to examine the broader contours of a reform effort through two hearings we held last year. Nevertheless, we are beginning what will be a series of hearings over the coming weeks. The aim is to have these discussions inform the drafting of legislation to enact a true overhaul of the 1974... Read more

  • Price Statement on Disappointing First Quarter GDP Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) released the following statement in response to today’s disappointing GDP report that showed the economy only grew by 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016: “The failed economic policies and regulatory oppression of the Obama Administration have contributed to a weakened economy that continues to frustrate the efforts of American families, workers, and businesses to make ends meet. If current policies are maintained, t... Read more