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  • Price Elected Chairman of House Budget Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after being elected to serve as Chairman of the House Budget Committee for the 114th Congress: "It is an honor to be chosen to serve as the next Chairman of the House Budget Committee. I look forward to working with members of the committee, our House Republican Conference and our colleagues across the aisle to help put our nation on a stronger economic and fiscal footing. "In years past, the House Budget Committee along with the... Read more

  • House Passes the Baseline Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1871, the Baseline Reform Act, sponsored by Congressman Rob Woodall of Texas and Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas. The legislation fixes a flaw in our budget process. Today, the Congressional Budget Office assumes every discretionary account rises every year to keep up with inflation. Instead of moving the starting line forward every year, this bill would keep the baseline at the previous year’s funding level. Upon passage of the legis... 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

  • House Budget GOP: Increasing Accountability for Hardworking Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, members of the House Budget Committee introduced a package of seven legislative reforms to help repair the broken budget process. Committee members introduced similar legislation during the last Congress, and they brought several of these reforms to the House floor. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement upon release of these reforms: “I commend my colleagues at the House Budget Committee for advancing common-sense solutions to bring accountabi... Read more

  • Ryan: The President Must Offer Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Upon passage of H.R. 444, “The Require a PLAN Act,” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “I commend Congressman Price for introducing this bill, and I was pleased to join my colleagues in supporting its passage. “But I wish it hadn’t come to this. President Obama has a legal and moral obligation to offer solutions to our fiscal challenges. But so far, he hasn’t. Using the numbers from his last budget proposal, the federal budget wouldn... Read more

  • Ryan: CBO Report is a Warning of the Challenges Ahead
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its Budget and Economic Outlook, which projected an $845 billion deficit for fiscal year 2013. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “The CBO’s report is yet another warning that we need to get spending under control. The deficit is still unsustainable. By 2023, our national debt will hit $26 trillion. We can’t let that happen. We need to budget responsibly, so we can keep our... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on the Sequester
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on February 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin released the following statement in response to the President’s remarks on the sequester: “I’m glad the President agrees that we should replace the sequester. The House twice has passed legislation to replace these arbitrary cuts to our national defense with common-sense reforms. But the Senate has done nothing. And so far, the President has offered only rhetoric. We shouldn’t use the sequester as an excuse to raise taxes or to bl... Read more

  • Ryan: The President is Shirking His Duty
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, President Obama is required by law to submit his budget request for Fiscal Year 2014. For the fourth time in five years, however, he will miss the statutory deadline. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: "I’m disappointed the President has missed his deadline. But I’m not surprised. In four of the last five years, he’s failed to submit his budget on time. We still don’t know when we’ll receive the president’s reques... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Statement on the Path to a Responsible Budget Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON¬Earlier today, House Republicans announced a path forward on the nation’s near-term budget challenges. The 1974 Congressional Budget Act requires passage of a budget resolution by April 15 each year. Under Senator Harry Reid’s leadership, the Senate has refused to pass a budget for 1,360 days. As the Administration and Congress work through opportunities to cut government spending, there will be no consideration of a long-term debt-ceiling increase unless both the House and the Senate... Read more