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  • Price on Refugees Bill, President's Veto Threat & Fight Against ISIS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On yesterday's C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) discussed the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the action in the House of Representatives to address concerns with the current refugee program, President Obama's veto threat of that legislation and his administration's failure to put forth a plan to defeat ISIS. Excerpt: "The Administration hasn’t defined a strategy. They refuse to engage in this issue in a way that would make it s... Read more

  • Price Opening Statement: Does Biennial Budgeting Fit in a Rewrite of the Budget Process?
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    As Prepared for Delivery Good morning and thank you all for being here. Today’s hearing is part of our ongoing effort at the House Budget Committee to focus time and attention on reforming the Congressional budget process. To understand the impetus for reform, one need only look at the history of writing budgets under the current process. Deadlines are routinely missed – sometimes deliberately – and appropriations bills are often combined into massive, omnibus measures that give little time for... Read more

  • "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

  • Chairman Price Opening Statement: Restoring the Trust for Vulnerable Americans
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    Good morning and thank you all for being here. In September, the United States Census Bureau released its annual poverty report that stated the official poverty rate in 2014 was 14.8 percent. For the fourth straight year, the rate has remained roughly the same. No one statistic paints a complete picture, but it does stand to reason that if, after trillions of dollars spent on assistance for poor and low-income Americans across dozens of different programs, and 46.7 million Americans are still li... Read more

  • Price Opening Statement: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, this year – for the first time in over a decade – Congress adopted a 10-year balanced budget agreement. The House and Senate were able to agree on a plan that would reduce spending by over $5 trillion, save and strengthen important health and retirement programs, provide for a strong national defense and support a growing economy with greater opportunity for more Americans to achieve their dreams. It is a bold plan at a time in our nation’s history when we f... 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 Opening Statement: Reconciliation Markup
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    As Prepared for Delivery Good morning and thank you all for being here. Today, we are reporting a package of legislation submitted by three House committees pursuant to the reconciliation instructions included in this year’s concurrent balanced budget resolution. This is the next step in an ongoing process that will give Congress the opportunity to move legislation through both the House and Senate in an expedited manner and to the president’s desk for his consideration. This year – for the firs... 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