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  • Higher Education: A Contrast in Commitment
    Posted in HBC Publications on May 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Higher Education in Brief Pell Grants: Maintains the current maximum award ($5,730). Income-Based Repayment: Caps loan payments to 15 percent of discretionary income and forgives loan balance after 25 years. Stafford Loans: Eliminates the subsidy for interest costs that accrue while students are in school. Pell Grants The House-passed budget maintains the current maximum award ($5,730) for the Pell Grant program. The Pell Grant program is on an unsustainable course. Costs have skyrocketed in rec... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Votes To Advance FY2013 Path to Prosperity
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , Agriculture / Farm Bill, Education , Energy, Transportation

    WASHINGTON – Moments ago, the House Budget Committee advanced a Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget resolution that cuts government spending, repairs the safety net, and lifts the crushing burden of debt. The FY2013 budget resolution is expected to be considered on the House floor next week. Following passage of the resolution, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: “Elected representatives have a solemn obligation to help ensure that our children have more opportunit... Read more

  • Restoring the Rule of Law
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on September 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , Education , Energy

    view video Thanks very much, Larry, for your kind introduction. It’s always a pleasure for me to speak to Hillsdale folks. Your mission here at the Kirby Center is a great example of what Hillsdale College is all about – that is, in the words of James Madison, “liberty and learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support.” In addition to those of you who’ve joined us today, I’m told that these remarks are being webcast live for the benefit of Hillsdale students back in Mi... Read more

  • The Path to Prosperity Builds on the Success of the Fiscal Commission
    Posted in HBC Publications on April 12, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , Education , Energy

    Fiscal Commission Co-Chair Erskine Bowles: President Obama’s Budget goes “nowhere near where they will have to go to resolve our fiscal nightmare” (February 14, 2011 - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/13/AR2011021302969.html) Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson: “The budget released this morning by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is a serious, honest, straightforward approach to addressing our nation’s enormous fiscal challenges. We a... Read more

  • Hearing: Department of Education Fiscal Year 2010 Budget
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on March 12, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Thank you Chairman Spratt, Welcome Secretary Duncan and congratulate him on his recent confirmation. First, I want to commend President Obama for his emphasis on personal responsibility and accountability when it comes to our children’s education...for his reminder that we parents are the biggest factor in ensuring our children’s academic success -- and that often means turning off the tv and computer games, and helping with homework. I also commend Secretary Duncan for advocating such reforms a... Read more