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  • Price Applauds Passage of Keystone Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Once again, the House has acted with broad, bipartisan support to pass the Keystone XL Pipeline, and we expect swift action in the Senate. This common sense project will create jobs and strengthen America’s energy security. It reflects the will of the American people who are ready to see Congress... Read more

  • Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on July 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Energy

    The House Energy and Water Development appropriations bill provides $34.0 billion in discretionary budget authority, $48 million, or 0.14%, below the FY 2014 enacted levels and $327 million (1%) above the president's request. The bill includes $27.2 billion for the Department of Energy, $5.5 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers, and $957 million for the Department of the Interior (primarily for the Bureau of Reclamation with the rest of Interior funded through other bills). The spending level... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Hearing: America’s Energy Revolution: A New Path to Jobs and Economic Growth
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on June 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Good morning, everybody. To start, I want to thank our witnesses: Marty Durbin, John Larson, and Dan Weiss. We’re happy to have you. And we look forward to your testimony. Energy isn’t a big part of the federal budget. But it’s a huge part of the family budget. We feel the pinch every time we fill up a tank of gas. The fact is, energy is critical to our economy. We can’t get out of this fiscal mess without economic growth. And energy production fuels economic growth. It creates jobs. It increas... Read more

  • Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on June 6, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Energy

    The House Energy and Water Development appropriations bill provides $32.09 billion in discretionary budget authority, $87.5 million, or 0.3 percent, above the enacted FY 2012 levels and $965 million below the president's request, a 2.9 percent decrease. The bill includes $26.1 billion for the Department of Energy, $4.8 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers and $948 million for the Department of the Interior (primarily for the Bureau of Reclamation with the rest of Interior funded through othe... 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

  • The Empty Promise of Green Jobs
    Posted in HBC Publications on September 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    In the fall of 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama made a campaign promise to jumpstart the economy with an influx of green jobs. “We’ll invest $150 billion over the next decade and harness private efforts to build a clean-energy economy,” he said. This expenditure of taxpayer dollars, averaging $15 billion a year, would then “create 5 million new jobs that pay well, and can never be outsourced.”[1] The President has kept his promise to spend billions of borrowed dollars on green energy, but his p... Read more

  • Solyndra Deal Violates 'Fundamental Laws of Economics'
    Posted in Commentary on September 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    This month, as President Obama pressed Congress to pass another misguided “stimulus” proposal, the consequences of the administration’s first $800 billion stimulus law are becoming painfully clear. High unemployment and anemic growth are serving as constant reminders of the president’s broken promises on the economy. Consider Solyndra, the now-bankrupt California solar panel company, which was once the poster child of the administration’s “green jobs” initiative. Solyndra is proving to be Exhib... 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

  • Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on July 8, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Energy

    The House Energy and Water Development appropriations bill provides $30.6 billion in discretionary budget authority, $1 billion, or 3 percent, below the enacted FY11 levels and $5.9 billion below the president's request, a 16 percent decrease. The total funding for the bill is almost at 2006 levels. The bill includes $24.7 billion for the Department of Energy, $4.8 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers and $934 million for the Department of the Interior. The spending levels in the bill do not ... 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