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  • Chairman Ryan Releases ‘Expanding Opportunity in America’
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2014 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Ryan released a new discussion draft, “Expanding Opportunity in America.” The draft proposes a new pilot project to strengthen the safety net and discusses a number of reforms to the EITC, education, criminal justice, and regressive regulation. Upon releasing the discussion draft, Chairman Ryan made the following statement: “Hardworking taxpayers deserve a break in this country. Too many Americans are working harder and harder to get ahead, and yet they’re falling furt... Read more

  • ‘Expanding Opportunity in America’
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on July 24, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Hi, everybody. I want to thank Arthur, our panel, and everyone at AEI for hosting us here today. I look forward to hearing from everybody. But let’s start with a principle we can all agree on: Hardworking taxpayers deserve a break in this country. Too many families are working harder and harder to get ahead, and yet they’re falling further and further behind. The costs of food, housing, and gas keep going up, but paychecks haven’t budged. So whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, I think we... Read more

  • Paul Ryan: An opportunity to cut poverty
    Posted in Commentary on July 24, 2014 | Preview rr
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    This week, our economy received some bad news: The International Monetary Fund revised its projection for U.S. economic growth this year to just 1.7%. Working families will pay the price. Real median household income is still lower than before the recession. Deep poverty in America has reached record levels over the past three years. We need to expand opportunity in this country. And to do that, we need Washington to get its act together. Each year, the federal government spends almost $800 bill... Read more