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  • Paul Ryan: Administration Fails to Lead Again on Entitlement Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) called upon President Obama to adhere to the law and help secure Medicare for current and future seniors. The Obama Administration ignored a legal requirement – known as the “Medicare Trigger” – that calls for the Administration to submit a proposal to Congress to shore up Medicare’s alarming fiscal imbalance. The law calls for a proposal from the President within 15 days of his budget submission if the Medicare Truste... Read more

  • Paul Ryan: Americans Deserve Better Than Empty Promises From A Broke Government
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy / Financial

    Washington – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) issued the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s proposal to lock in elevated levels of spending: “I remain hopeful that the President and his party will work with House Republicans to cut government spending and help grow the economy. Over the past two years, spending on domestic government agencies increased by nearly 25%. This reckless spending spree failed to create jobs, plunged our nation deeper... Read more

  • Paul Ryan: Fiscal Train Wreck Must Be Repealed and Replaced
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement following confirmation by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that using more realistic assumptions, the Democrats’ health care law would add up to a half-trillion dollars to the deficit over the next decade: “The Democrats’ health care law is a budget buster. Under more realistic assumptions, repealing the massive health care law would reduce the deficit by up to a half-trillion dollars. There is no questio... Read more

  • Statement by GOP Leaders & Chairman Ryan on Upcoming GOP Budget Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after President Obama’s press conference today: “The American people are ready to get serious about tackling our fiscal challenges, but President Obama’s budget fails to lead. The President’s budget punts on entitlement reform and actually makes matter... Read more

  • Paul Ryan: President Fails Leadership Test
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement in response to the release of President Obama’s FY2012 Budget: “The President’s budget spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much – stifling job growth today and leaving our children with a diminished future. In this critical test of leadership, the President has failed to tackle the urgent fiscal and economic threats before us.” “Failing to heed the warnings of economists and the demands of the Amer... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Announces Hearings on the President’s FY2012 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) announced today that the Committee will hold two hearings next week with the goal of examining President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget request, due to be released Monday, February 14. Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew will appear on Tuesday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m., and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will appear on Wednesday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. Both hearings will take place in 210 Cannon House Office B... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan: Washington’s Spending Spree is Over
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) today announced spending limits for the remainder of the current fiscal year, a significant step forward to cut government spending and help spur economic growth and job creation. The measure will bring non-security discretionary spending back to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, as House Republicans called for in their Pledge to America. For the remainder of the current fiscal year, the measure will save $74 billion relative to Pres... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Announces Hearings on the Economy, Jobs and the Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) announced today that the Committee will hold two hearings next week focused on the economy and jobs, and the impact of the Federal budget on both. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is confirmed to appear before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, February 9. Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf will appear on Thursday, February 10. Both hearings will take place in 210 Cannon House Office Building, beginning at... Read more

  • Chairman Paul Ryan to Deliver Republican Address to the Nation on January 25
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2011 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will deliver the Republican address following the President’s State of the Union address to Congress on January 25, 2011. Last year – in an unprecedented failure – Congressional Democrats chose not to pass, or even propose a budget, punting on a duty that represents the most basic responsibility of governing. Chairman Ryan ... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Announces Hearing on the Fiscal Consequences of the Health Care Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) announced today that the Committee will hold a hearing to examine the fiscal impact of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” and “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.” The hearing will take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, in 210 Cannon House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Background: Two years ago, President Obama announced that nothing was more important to the goal of closing our long-ter... Read more