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  • Ryan Statement on 2011 Trustees Report
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    Earlier today, the trustees of Social Security and Medicare issued their annual report, warning again of the programs’ major financial shortfalls. In response to this report, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) issued the following statement: “Today’s report yet again highlights the urgent need to save and strengthen our critical health and retirement security programs. Rather than allow opponents of reform to allow Medicare to collapse, the House-passed budget saves Medicare, maki... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Senate Democrats’ Budget Failure
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Washington – Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan called upon Democratic leaders to join Congressional Republicans’ efforts to advance serious solutions to America’s most pressing fiscal and economic challenges. In response to another solution put forward by Congressional Republicans, Ryan issued the following statement: “I appreciate the hard work of my friend Senator Pat Toomey in putting forward specific proposals to address our nation’s fiscal and economic challenges. His... Read more

  • House Republican Leaders United on GOP Budget – Say Tax Hikes Off the Table
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy / Financial

    Washington, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), GOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following joint statement today regarding President Obama’s request for an increase in the debt ceiling, and how Republicans are standing with the American people... Read more

  • Paul Ryan Statement on Rating Agency’s Fiscal Warning
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    In response to the latest fiscal alarm bells set off by S&P, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: "We face the most predictable economic crisis in our history -- a crisis driven by the explosive growth of government spending and debt. House Republicans took action last week to chart a new course by passing a budget that lifts our crushing burden of debt and puts our economy on the path to prosperity. By contrast, the President's budget locks in Washington's ... Read more

  • Paul Ryan: “This is our generation’s defining moment”
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget today that puts the government’s budget on a path to balance and puts the nation on a path to prosperity. With today’s vote, the House turned the page on the politics of the past and offered a fresh, optimistic view of a prosperous future – a future of robust economic growth, a debt-free nation, and a government that lives within its means. H. Con. Res. 34, the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Resolution, passed the House by a vote of 235 - 1... Read more

  • Paul Ryan Responds to President’s Disappointing, Partisan Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2011 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan made the following statement after listening to the President’s speech on deficit reduction: “When the President reached out to ask us to attend his speech, we were expecting an olive branch. Instead, his speech was excessively partisan, dramatically inaccurate, and hopelessly inadequate to address our fiscal crisis. What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our commander-in-chief; we heard a political broadside from our campaign... Read more

  • Ryan Supports Historic Spending Cut; Calls For Budget Debate Country Deserves
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Washington – House Budget Committee Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement in support of legislation to cut spending now and help grow the economy: “I applaud the leadership of Speaker Boehner in securing tens of billions of dollars in spending cuts, forcing the President and his party’s leaders to retreat from their reckless spending spree. The historic spending cut turns the page from Washington’s pervasive culture of spending, sending a welcome signal to job creators and cleani... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Takes First Step on The Path to Prosperity
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Washington – Earlier this evening, the House Budget Committee voted to advance a budget resolution that helps spur job creation, stops spending money that the government doesn’t have, and lifts the crushing burden of debt from the backs of the next generation. The House Budget Committee’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Resolution was approved by a vote of 22 to 16, with all members of the Majority voting in support of the resolution. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan made the following state... Read more

  • President’s Irresponsible Budget Even Worse than Advertised
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Washington – The President’s budget, with annual deficits averaging nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, was revealed to be far worse than initially advertised according to a report released today by the Congressional Budget Office [CBO]. Federal spending runs at record post-war levels, never falling below 23 percent of gross domestic product [GDP]. Cumulative deficits are $2.3 trillion higher over 10 years under the CBO estimates than the White House projected, and the debt increase is $1.8... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Announces House Budget Committee Hearings for March
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) announced today two upcoming Committee hearings aimed at engaging the public on the Federal’s government unsustainable fiscal trajectory, and the need to repair our health and retirement security safety net. On Thursday, March 10, the Committee will hear testimony on the subject of “Lifting the Crushing Burden of Debt.” On Thursday, March 17, the Committee will hear testimony on the subject of “Fulfilling the Mission of Health and R... Read more