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  • Mark-Up for Budget Process Reform Legislation
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on January 24, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , Budget Process Reform

    The purpose of today’s meeting is to mark up legislation aimed at reforming the federal budget process. There is no question that the budget process is broken. Washington stumbles from budget crisis to budget crisis, with little to no oversight of how government spends hardworking taxpayers’ money. Today, it is worth noting that our friends in the U.S. Senate have gone 1,000 days without a budget. And, we learned yesterday that the President is going to ignore the law and submit his budget reque... Read more

  • Mark-up for the Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on December 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , Budget Process Reform

    The purpose of today’s meeting is to mark up the Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011. I am proud to be here today marking up legislation that was written in a bipartisan way with my counterpart on this committee, the Ranking Member, Chris Van Hollen. Chris, I want to thank you and your hardworking staff for helping us advance this common-sense reform to improve government’s stewardship of taxpayer dollars. The Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act gives the President an i... Read more