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  • Price Statement on Highway Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives approved a three month extension of the Highway Trust Fund: “A safe and modern transportation system is a vital component to a healthy and growing economy. Which is why our nation is in need of a long-term plan to repair and update our roads and highways. However, it is clear that more time is needed for both the House and Senate to continue working on find... Read more

  • Department of Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on June 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Defense

    The Department of Defense Appropriations bill provides $490.9 billion in discretionary budget authority for the base operations of the Defense Department and $79.4 billion for the conduct of the global war on terrorism. Additionally there is $514 million in appropriated entitlement spending for the CIA Retirement and Disability fund. The funding in the bill is 0.3% below the FY 2014 level and is slightly higher than the President’s request. The spending level in the bill does not exceed the 302(... Read more

  • A Strategy for Renewal
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on June 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Thanks, everybody—thanks, Michèle. After looking at the program, I’d say you have quite the lineup: a four-star general, a PBS news anchor, a national security adviser . . . and a budget guy. Now, some of you might think that’s kind of a letdown, but I’d like to think I’m the entertainment. And in all seriousness, I’d like to thank you for this opportunity. I don’t get to talk about national security as much as I’d like. So let me begin by saying this: I’m very concerned about where we stand in ... Read more

  • Ryan: Troops Deserve Best Equipment on Battlefield and Secure Retirement Back Home
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Following today’s vote on S. 25, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “This bill undermines one part of last year’s bipartisan budget agreement. I’m glad it keeps the compensation reforms for federal employees and billions of dollars in commonsense cuts. But on military compensation, it takes a step back. Our military leaders—and the math—have been clear: Compensation costs are hollowing out the Pentagon’s budget. They are taking resources away f... Read more

  • Ryan: We Must Protect Disabled Military Retirees and Survivors’ Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released legislation that builds on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The appropriations bill reflects House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s work to protect disabled military retirees and survivors’ benefits. Ryan had promised to exempt service members who are medically retired and persons receiving survivors’ benefits from the reforms to military compensation included in the budget agreement. Following the release of the appr... Read more

  • Reps. Cooper, Ryan Introduce Defense Flexibility Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-5) and Paul Ryan (WI-1) introduced H.R. 2883, a bipartisan bill to give the Department of Defense (DOD) discretion when applying cuts from sequestration. The Defense Flexibility Act will allow DOD to manage these cuts responsibly and lessen the impact on national security. Under sequestration, DOD faces over $450 billion in cuts over 10 years. Currently, DOD must apply the cuts evenly to most programs, projects, and activities. As a result, DOD projects a dec... Read more

  • Department of Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on July 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Defense

    The Department of Defense Appropriations bill provides $512.5 billion in discretionary budget authority for the base operations of the Defense Department and $85.8 billion for the conduct of the global war on terrorism. Additionally there is $514 million in appropriated entitlement spending for the CIA Retirement and Disability fund. The funding in the bill is 5.4% above the FY 2013 post-sequester levels and 0.6% below the President’s request. The spending level in the bill does not exceed the ... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Hearing: The Department of Defense and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on June 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, FY 2014 House Budget

    Welcome, everybody. I want to start by thanking our distinguished witnesses: Secretary Hagel, General Dempsey, and Secretary Hale. Each of you has served our country—both in the military and in government. And we thank you for your service. The first duty of government is to keep us safe. And to keep us safe, our strategy should drive our budget. But under this administration, the budget is driving the strategy. Last year, Secretary Panetta made a budget request he said was the minimum necessar... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Senate Passage of the Sequestration Transparency Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Defense, Reconciliation

    WASHINGTON - Earlier today, the United States Senate passed the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012. The legislation was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month. The Sequestration Transparency Act requires President Obama to detail how the administration plans to implement the budget sequestration cuts scheduled to take place in January 2013 under current law. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: "Senate passage of the Seques... Read more

  • Ryan on Passage of Responsible Deficit Reduction Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , Defense, Budget Process Reform, Reconciliation

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, a package of reforms aimed to avert across-the-board cuts to our armed forces and key priorities, reduce the deficit, and foster a better environment for job creation. Replacing the “sequester” with sensible reductions in indefensible government spending would result in net deficit reduction of $242.8 billion according to the Congressional Budget Office. Earlier t... Read more