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  • Black Opening Statement: Hearing on CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery – House Budget Committee Interim Chairman Diane Black Good morning, and thank you, everyone for being here. We’re holding this hearing today to discuss the Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook – which gives us ten-year projections of our spending, national debt, and how the economy is going to perform over the next decade. The report forms the cornerstone of the work we do here at the House Budget Committee, and I want to thank everyone at CBO for al... Read more

  • Black Opening Statement - The Failures of Obamacare: Harmful Effects and Broken Promises
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery – House Budget Committee Interim Chairman Diane Black Good morning, and thank you, everyone for being here. We're having this hearing today to discuss the damage that Obamacare has done to patients, medicine, workers, and our economy. After six years, no one can dispute that this law has been nothing but a series of broken promises. Patients have lost their doctors and their insurance plans, premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed, and small businesses have been forced... Read more

  • Chairman Black's Opening Remarks on Obamacare Repeal Debate
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Interim Chairman Diane Black (TN-06) delivered the following remarks on the House floor this morning during debate on a resolution that will pave the way for repeal of Obamacare. As prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker- I rise today to speak on behalf of Americans everywhere who are hurting because of Obamacare. They are calling out for relief from this disastrous law, and Republicans are here today to begin delivering on our promise to provide that relief... Read more

  • Chairman Price Remarks at Brookings Institution: A Reform Agenda for the Federal Budget Process
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you to the Brookings Institution for hosting today’s event and thank you to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for agreeing to co-sponsor as well. Scholars at Brookings and CRFB, as well as the National Budgeting Roundtable, have been part of a driving force behind an effort to reform the Congressional budget process. I want to thank you for lending your time, your expertise, and your passion to this issue. We meet today less than a month after ... Read more

  • Chairman Price Opening Statement: Restoring the Trust for Families and Working-Age Americans
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery Good morning. For over a year, the House Budget Committee has been engaged in an initiative called Restoring the Trust for All Generations. Today’s hearing is the fourth in a series of hearings this committee has held to advance this initiative. Restoring the Trust is an effort to raise awareness among both our colleagues in Congress and, more importantly, the American people we represent – about the serious fiscal and policy challenges facing our nation’s health, retire... Read more

  • Chairman Price Opening Statement: Growing Risks to the Budget and the Economy
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery Good morning. The title of this hearing is the “Growing Risks to the Budget and the Economy.” Regardless of ones’ political posture – there are clearly some warning signs before us. In many ways the current budget and the current economy are in fact risks unto each other. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides all of us with some sobering information – demonstrating that policymakers have ample evidence and information revealing just how severe the risks are now ... Read more

  • Chairman Price Opening Statement: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: Scoring Assumptions and Real-World Implications
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery Welcome back and thank you to everyone for joining us this morning. One of the core responsibilities of Congress is oversight. It’s our job to keep a watchful eye over government departments and agencies to ensure their activities are fairly, efficiently, and effectively executed. In order to competently exercise its oversight authority, Congress has instituted certain instruments and agencies to aid in that endeavor – perhaps none with as large an impact as the Congress... Read more

  • Chairman Price Opening Statement: Restoring the Trust for Americans At or Near Retirement
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery Today’s hearing is the third in a series of hearings begun last summer when this committee embarked on a new initiative called Restoring the Trust for All Generations. This is an effort to raise awareness about the fiscal and policy challenges inherent in America’s health, retirement, and economic security programs. By focusing attention on these matters, we aim to build a broad consensus among our colleagues and the country at large around the need to do something to sa... Read more

  • Chairman Price Opening Statement: An Introduction to Regulatory Budgeting
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery Yesterday’s hearing focused on a series of different potential alternative budgeting methodologies. Today, we are focusing on a specific area of interest – regulatory budgeting. This is an area apart from the different styles of budgeting that would directly affect how this committee would allocate discretionary and mandatory spending. However, there is a direct connection between the financial impact of regulations on our economy – on American innovators, individuals, a... Read more

  • Price Opening Statement: Alternate Approaches to Federal Budgeting
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    As Prepared for Delivery This committee has spent its past several hearings examining the failures of the current Congressional budget process and the need to overhaul the system and rewrite the rules under which we budget. We have focused attention on the core challenges we face and the fundamental goals we ought to have in attempting to improve the way Congress approaches its fiscal responsibilities. Today, we will begin to shift our attention to what sort of specific approach or approaches c... Read more