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  • A New Direction in the War on Poverty
    Posted in Commentary on January 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    One day at Pulaski High School in Milwaukee, a fight broke out between two students. The staff separated them, but one of the students, a young woman named Marianna, refused to relent. She continued to fight—now with the staff—and to cause a stir. Then a call went out over the school radio for "Lulu" to respond. Soon, Marianna began to calm down. Once she arrived, Lulu quickly defused the situation. Of all the people at Pulaski High—all the teachers and administrators—only one person got through... Read more

  • Joint Statement from Chairman Patty Murray and Chairman Paul Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON D.C.—In advance of convening a conference on a budget resolution, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the following joint statement: “In the months ahead, we hope both sides can work together to grow the economy and tackle our debt responsibly. We recognize the many differences between the House and Senate budget resolutions and the challenges we face in reaching an agreement. But we want to find common ground and work t... Read more

  • Ryan on Washington’s Missed Opportunity
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement on tonight’s vote: “Today’s legislation reopens the government and averts default. It rejects Democrats’ demands to increase spending. And it sets a precedent for further changes to Obamacare. “But it’s also a missed opportunity. To pay our bills today—and to make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow—we must make a down payment on the debt. Today’s legislation won’t help us reduce our fast-growing debt. In fact, ... Read more

  • Ryan: Fairness for All
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement on the Obamacare debate: “Today we will vote once again to keep the federal government open. And we will vote to provide families relief from Obamacare. “One of our core principles is equality under the law. The President gave special exemptions to big business, Congress, and his political allies. But he refused to give the same relief to working families. That is fundamentally unfair. We will take a... Read more

  • CBO: Spending Is Still Out of Control
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON—Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook, and it’s a pointed reminder that government spending is still out of control. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said: “CBO has posed an important question: Are we going to get control of the debt before it reaches a breaking point? The President and Congressional Democrats want to wish the problem away. But that’s simply irresponsible. “The report reiterates the obv... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Approves Budget-Process-Reform Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today the House Budget Committee approved two budget-process-reform bills to help break the spending habit in Washington. They are H.R. 1874, the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013, introduced by House Budget Committee Vice Chairman Tom Price of Georgia, and H.R. 1871, the Baseline Reform Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Rob Woodall of Georgia. Upon passage of the bills, Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “There’s a bias toward spending money in Washin... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Markup: Budget-Process-Reform Bills
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on June 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , Budget Process Reform

    Welcome, everybody. I want to start by thanking the members of this committee—especially Vice Chairman Price and Congressman Woodall. They wrote the bills we’re considering today: the Baseline Reform Act and the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act. They may sound a little technical. But the idea behind them is pretty simple. There’s a bias toward spending money in Washington. It’s built into the very tools we use to write our laws. These bills would remove that bias. And they have my full support. Let’s t... Read more

  • Back in the Fray
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , FY 2014 House Budget

    It would be understandable if Paul Ryan didn’t want to stick his neck out just now. As the GOP vice-presidential nominee last year, Ryan spent four months on a whistle-stop tour of the country, shaking hands, answering questions, and speaking at campaign rallies, sometimes in multiple states on the same day. If the 43-year-old Wisconsin Republican lay low for the next year—ate regular meals, sat in a tree stand with an arrow nocked in his bow, savored a (however slight) downtick in denouncements... Read more

  • CBO Shows the President’s Budget Doesn’t Solve the Problem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , FY 2014 House Budget

    WASHINGTON—This afternoon, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget. CBO found that the President’s budget would add $115 billion more to the deficit in 2014 than if we just did nothing. The CBO estimates that the President’s budget increases taxes by $974 billion. As a result of spending $46.5 trillion over the next decade, the budget ends with a $542 billion deficit in FY2023. By contrast, the House-passed budget balances by 2023. H... Read more

  • Ryan Opening Statement: House Budget Committee Hearing with Treasury Secretary Lew
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on April 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    "Welcome, everybody. To start, I want to thank Secretary Lew. Mr. Secretary, I want you to know that despite our disagreements, we appreciate your taking the time to join us today. "Well, yesterday was Tax Day. And tax season was a lot more stressful than it should have been. Our tax code is a Rubik’s Cube that Americans spend 6 billion hours each year trying to crack. Today, the code is about 4 million words long—enough to fill 70,000 pages. In fact, it’s so long that roughly 90 percent of Ame... Read more