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  • Ryan Statement on Ongoing Efforts to Deliver on House GOP Pledge
    Posted in Press Releases on December 31, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – Earlier today, incoming House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement in response to concerns raised by House Democrats that the unsustainable spending spree will not continue: “The Federal government’s deep fiscal hole is the result of bipartisan failures over the years. Yet this past year, House Democrats oversaw an unprecedented breakdown in the budget process. After an explosion in spending and two consecutive years of trillion dollar deficits, House D... Read more

  • Ryan Welcomes New Budget Committee Members
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman-elect Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement congratulating the 13 new Republican members selected to serve on the House Budget Committee in the 112th Congress: “The fiscal and economic challenges before us will require policymakers committed to reform and unwavering in their convictions. For this reason, I am excited to welcome an impressive group of new members to the House Budget Committee, each of whom bring considera... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Statement on Tax Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – In response to a recently announced bipartisan agreement to prevent looming tax increases, House Budget Committee Ranking Member Paul Ryan (WI-01) issued the following statement: “President Obama has acted responsibly in reaching an agreement with Republicans to prevent across-the-board tax increases from hitting American families and job creators. Sound economics appear to have trumped the politics of class warfare. While I prefer a permanent prevention of tax increases to promote ... Read more

  • Ryan on Success of Fiscal Commission; Opposition to Co-Chairs’ Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, Congressman Paul Ryan stated his intention to vote against the plan proposed by the Co-Chairmen of the Fiscal Commission. With respect to his views on Co-Chairs’ specific proposal and the success of the Fiscal Commission, Congressman Ryan, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement: “Regardless of the outcome of Friday's vote, the Fiscal Commission has been a success. Due in large part to the leadership of the Co-Chairmen, Erskine Bow... Read more

  • Ryan Reiterates Support for Federal Worker Pay Freeze; Calls for Additional Action to Achieve Real Savings
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan reiterated his support for a Federal civilian employee pay freeze in light of President Obama’s embrace of this Republican spending-reduction proposal. Regarding the President’s announcement, Ryan issued the following statement: “The President has done the right thing today by taking steps to check the explosive growth of government. This is the kind of cooperation we were hoping for when we advanced this proposal la... Read more

  • Camp, Ryan, Hensarling Joint Statement on Bowles-Simpson Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    WASHINGTON – Fiscal Commission members Dave Camp (R-MI), Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following joint statement in reaction to the preliminary proposal made by Fiscal Commission chairmen Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles: “We appreciate the leadership of Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles on the Fiscal Commission, and their shared commitment to addressing our pressing fiscal challenges. This is a provocative proposal, and while we have concerns with some of their specifics, ... Read more

  • CBO Confirms Obamacare Will Increase Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – In response to a request from House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Congressional Budget Office [CBO] confirmed that President Obama’s massive health care law will increase prescription drug prices. The CBO confirms the range of onerous restrictions and requirements will drive health care costs up, at odds with the claims made by its proponents. CBO’s letter specifies that manufacturers will have an incentive to raise drug prices and that, as a result... Read more

  • Paul Ryan’s Invitation for Solutions Met (again) with Misleading Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    A recent analysis by the Social Security Administration's Office of the Chief Actuary [OACT] of bipartisan reform proposals has been falsely touted as an official score of Congressman Paul’s Ryan legislative reform plan “A Roadmap for America’s Future.” Ryan’s plan makes no changes to Social Security for those over the age of 54, while offering reforms that strengthen Social Security for future generations. OACT’s analysis came in response to a request from Congressman Earl Pomeroy to analyze ch... Read more

  • Paul Ryan: Too Much Spending, Too Few Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – The Federal Government’s budget deficit for the fiscal year 2010 hit $1.3 trillion, according to a report released earlier today by the U.S. Treasury Department. This marks the second straight year the Federal government spent more than one trillion dollars in borrowed money, and the first time in modern history that the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a budget to account for their fiscal mismanagement. In response to Treasury’s findings, House Budget Committee Ranking ... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Earmark Moratorium
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Ranking Member Paul Ryan (WI-01) issued the following statement in support of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s continued efforts to combat Washington’s pork-barrel spending: “Earlier this year, House Republicans stood on principle with a self-imposed earmark moratorium to help combat Washington’s pervasive culture of spending. I stand in strong support of Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s call for an extension and expansion of this moratorium. House Republicans r... Read more