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  • Paul Ryan: Fiscal Year Ends in Fiscal Failure
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Ranking Member Paul Ryan (WI-01) issued the following statement after House Democrats’ passed a short-term stop-gap spending bill to fund the Federal government, failing to complete any of the 12 annual Appropriations bills, failing to pass a budget resolution, failing to take action to stop the looming tax hikes: “The fiscal year will end much as it began, with Congress exacerbating our unsustainable budget trajectory. Consumed with their reckless borrowing a... Read more

  • Paul Ryan: Pledge Marks Critical Step toward Getting America Back To Work and Back on Track
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI-01) issued the following statement upon joining the House Republicans’ Pledge to America – a principled governing agenda with policy solutions to help spur job creation, cut government spending and reform government: “I stand in strong support of the House Republicans’ Pledge to America. We don't need to reinvent America; we need to reclaim it. We need to get the fundamentals right for sustained economic growth and job creation... Read more

  • Stop the Spending Spree; Prevent Looming Tax Hikes; Spur Job Creation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON - House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI-01) called upon Congress to take action on a common sense plan to restrain government spending, prevent the imposition of a $3.8 trillion tax hike, and spur job creation. Earlier today, House Minority Leader John Boehner proposed a one-year freeze of government spending at 2008 levels and a two-year freeze of current tax rates. In support of Leader Boehner's two-step job creation plan, Ranking Member Ryan issued the following s... Read more

  • Ryan Calls for Adult Conversation & Principled Leadership; Washington Partisans Continue Irresponsible Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, in a partisan speech at the National Press Club in Washington, Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland echoed tired attacks against Congressman Paul Ryan’s proposal to save Social Security and Medicare. In response to these latest irresponsible scare tactics, Ryan issued the following statement: “I invite my colleagues to join the effort to solve our most urgent fiscal and economic challenges facing our nation. I’ve introduced a plan that protects and preserves our ... Read more

  • Higher Deficits & Debt - But Where are the Jobs?
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office [CBO] released an update to its budget and economic outlook. The CBO projects the budget deficit to eclipse $1.3 trillion this year, the debt held by the public to rise to over $10 trillion next year, economic growth to remain sluggish, and the unemployment rate unbearably high for years to come. In response to the CBO’s budget update, House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the followed statement: “The Congressi... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on GAO’s Finding that National Fiscal Gap is Over $86.3 Trillion
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an alarming report which found that the 50-year fiscal shortfall – the difference between expected revenues and outlays – for state and local governments is $9.9 trillion. This, on top of the 75-year $76.4 trillion fiscal gap the GAO recently found for the federal government, places the national fiscal gap over $86.3 trillion for the next 75 years. This report comes on the heels of the House of Representatives passing H.R. 1... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Looming Bankruptcy of Social Security & Medicare
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    Earlier today, the trustees of Social Security and Medicare issued their annual report, warning again of the programs’ major financial shortfalls underscoring the urgent need for reform. In response to the release of 2010 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report, House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI-01) issued the following statement: “Today’s report offers another clear warning on the need to save our critical social safety net programs from their imminent collapse. While... Read more

  • Administration’s Failed Report Card on Jobs, Deficits, & Debt
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the Obama Administration released an update of its budget estimates, demonstrating the continued failure of its economic and fiscal policies: out-of-control spending; massive tax hikes; record deficits and debt; and a job-killing economic agenda. In response to the Administration’s Mid-Session Review, House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the followed statement: “The Mid-Session Review provides a revealing look at the costly consequences of t... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Nomination of Jack Lew for OMB Director
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Jack Lew to serve as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget [OMB]: “I applaud President Obama for nominating Jack Lew – an experienced and well-qualified selection – to serve as the next OMB Director. Jack has consistently demonstrated a pragmatic approach to tackling challenges and getting things done. The grave threat posed by our loom... Read more

  • No Budget. No Priorities. No Restraints.
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – Earlier today, House Democrats deemed a non-existent budget as having passed. For the first time since the creation of the Congressional budget process, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a budget, failed to propose a budget, and even evaded a direct vote on a procedural measure that will allow the Appropriations Committee to spend taxpayer dollars for the coming fiscal year. Instead, the House agreed to a rule for an unrelated spending bill, which included the adoptio... Read more