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  • CBO Rings Latest Fiscal Alarm
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    The Congressional Budget Office [CBO] released a dire report on the fiscal future of the Federal budget. In their latest update of The Long-Term Budget Outlook, the CBO provides an overview of the looming debt crisis in the decades ahead. In response the report, House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement: “It is unclear how many more fiscal alarms need to go off before Washington takes action to avert our looming debt crisis. Earlier in the month in t... Read more

  • Spending – and Spinning – Out of Control
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – House Democrats have already admitted failure on their most fundamental governing responsibility. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made clear last week that for the first time in the modern era, no effort will be made to offer a congressional budget. Since this admission, House Democrats have waged a press offensive to deliberately mischaracterize their deeming resolution as a “budget” in hopes that the media – and the American people – give Congressional Democrats a pass on their ... Read more

  • ‘No Budget. No Priorities. No Restraints.’
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Since the implementation of the 1974 Budget Act, the House has never failed to pass a budget resolution – until now. House Democratic leaders announced this morning that they will make no attempt to even propose a budget. In response to this unprecedented budget failure and efforts to give the appearance of budgeting while sidestepping the tough decisions that budgets require, House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement: “House Democrats h... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on OMB Director Orszag
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement in response to Office of Management and Budget [OMB] Director Peter Orszag’s decision to resign next month: “I offer my friend Dr. Peter Orszag my sincere gratitude for his years of service to our country as director of the Congressional Budget Office and more recently at the Office of Management and Budget. We’ve had our strong policy disagreements over the years, but I’ve never wavered in my re... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Administration’s ‘Savings’ Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement today in response to OMB Director Peter Orszag’s call for government agencies to trim their budgets: “I welcome any and all efforts that recognize the urgent need to get Washington’s fiscal house in order. Yet, like their elusive quest for jobs, this Congress and this Administration's search for savings has produced plenty of rhetoric with abysmal results. While the Administration calls on execut... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Latest Debt Warning
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Washington – House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement that total debt surpassed the $13 trillion mark: “As Federal debt soars over $13 trillion this week, Washington continues its spending and borrowing binge. Democrats in Congress have made no attempt to even budget for the upcoming fiscal year. No budget, no priorities, and no restraints – but the taxing, spending, and borrowing all contin... Read more

  • Ryan & Hensarling: “Cut Spending Now”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – House Budget Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Paul Ryan (WI) and Vice Ranking Member Jeb Hensarling (TX), today unveiled a series of specific spending cuts to help spur job creation and get Washington’s fiscal house in order. With a record $1.5 trillion budget deficit, House Democrats intend to break for the Memorial Day Recess by adding hundreds of billions of dollars more to the deficit with no attempt to budget for the upcoming fiscal year. After introducing the “Cut ... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Line Item Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – House Budget Committee Ranking Member Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement following President Obama’s expedited rescission proposal: “I am encouraged to learn of President Obama’s call for line item veto legislation along the lines of what passed the House in 2006 with bipartisan support. Earlier this year, I urged President Obama to support this important tool to target pork-barrel spending. Recently, Senators Russ Feingold, John McCain and I put forth a bicameral, bipart... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Democrats’ Failure to Budget and “Unprecedented Failure to Govern”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement in response to House Democratic Leaders’ intention not to offer a budget resolution this year: “I am genuinely disappointed to learn that House Democrats will make no attempt to write a budget this year. Rather than cut government spending, they chose instead to cut and run – and to simply avoid the hard choices American families and small businesses must make every day. This unprecedented failur... Read more

  • Ryan Disputes Repayment Claims; Calls for Clarity and Transparency
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) questioned recent claims made by General Motors [GM] and Obama Administration officials that the automaker’s bailout has been fully repaid to the American taxpayer. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Geithner, Ryan, along with Congressmen Jeb Hensarling (TX) and Scott Garrett (NJ) – members of both the House Budget Committee and House Financial Services Committee, calls for greater clarity and transparency on the true taxpayer ... Read more