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  • House Budget Committee Votes To Advance FY2013 Path to Prosperity
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , Agriculture / Farm Bill, Education , Energy, Transportation

    WASHINGTON – Moments ago, the House Budget Committee advanced a Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget resolution that cuts government spending, repairs the safety net, and lifts the crushing burden of debt. The FY2013 budget resolution is expected to be considered on the House floor next week. Following passage of the resolution, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: “Elected representatives have a solemn obligation to help ensure that our children have more opportunit... Read more

  • CBO Re-estimate Confirms Serious Consequences of President’s Unserious Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request. CBO’s analysis estimates next year’s budget deficit would be $76 billion higher than the President claimed. In response to CBO’s analysis, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: “Today’s analysis serves as a disappointing reminder of this administration's broken promises and failed leadership when it comes to ... Read more

  • CBO Confirms Another Broken Promise in the President’s Health Care Law
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2012 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), in response to a request from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, released an analysis of the President’s health care law, finding that three to five million Americans will be pushed out of their employer-provided health insurance each year from 2019 through 2022. In response to CBO’s confirmation of another broken promise by President Obama, Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: “President Obama’s string of e... Read more

  • Ryan: IPAB Repeal Vote An Important Step In Saving Medicare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan spoke out in support of H.R. 452, the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011, which passed the Ways and Means Committee earlier today. The bill repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a board of 15 unelected bureaucrats given the power by the President’s new health care law to make cost-cutting decisions that will lead to restricted access to critical care for seniors. Following the advancement of H.R. 452 by the House ... Read more

  • Sessions, Ryan: President Defying Law Requiring Action On Medicare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    “The president is required by law to respond to the Medicare Trustees’ annual warning, and—as a matter of fundamental leadership—is duty-bound to do so. Meanwhile, the Democratic leaders in the Senate refuse to bring a budget plan to the floor for the third straight year. The livelihoods, savings, and futures of millions of hardworking Americans are at stake, but the president and his party’s leaders can’t even be bothered to fulfill their most basic obligations in a time of crisis.” WASHINGTON ... Read more

  • Ryan: President’s Budget Ensures Debt Crisis and Decline
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, President Obama introduced his Fiscal Year 2013 budget request, calling for record levels of spending increases, tax hikes, and debt. The President’s budget breaks his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, and it breaks his obligation to all Americans to confront the nation’s spending-driven debt crisis. In response to the President’s failure of leadership, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Praises Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Control Wasteful Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3521, The Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act. This bipartisan reform was co-authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). H.R. 3521 – the fourth budget-process reform passed by the House in the past week – would provide policymakers with an additional tool to target unjustified spending in appropriations bills, while making certain that Congre... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Applauds Passage of the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3581, the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act. Authored by Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ), the common-sense reform forces the federal government to honestly and transparently account for taxpayer liabilities. Following passage of H.R. 3581, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: “Congressman Scott Garrett has shown strong leadership in advancing the Budget and Accounting Transparency... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Applauds Passage of the Baseline Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON – This morning, a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3578, the Baseline Reform Act. Written by Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA), the Baseline Reform Act removes the automatic increase in the discretionary spending baseline used by Congress and the Administration each year. Following passage of H.R. 3578, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: “Congressman Woodall’s Baseline Reform Act is an important reform to Washingt... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Praises Passage of the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    “Hardworking taxpayers across America are demanding, as they should, more transparency, accountability, and restraint in how Washington is spending their money. The Pro-Growth Budgeting Act enables lawmakers to proceed with a greater degree of caution when considering major legislation, because it enhances the toolkit that the CBO uses to analyze legislation. I commend Congressman Tom Price for his strong leadership in advancing this important piece of legislation. Read more