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  • President Obama Signs Bipartisan Budget Act into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement upon President Obama’s signing the Bipartisan Budget Act into law: “I want to thank the President for signing the Bipartisan Budget Act into law. It doesn’t go as far as I’d like, but it’s a firm step in the right direction. This law is proof that both parties can work together. We can put aside our differences and find common ground. This law will reduce the deficit—without raising taxes—and cut spending ... Read more

  • Senate Passes the Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which the House approved in an overwhelming vote last week. The bill would reduce the deficit—without raising taxes—and cut spending in a smarter way. Upon passage of the legislation, Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “I want to thank Chairman Murray and her colleagues in the Senate for passing the Bipartisan Budget Act. She was a tough and honest negotiator in our talks. And this week, she worked ... Read more

  • House Passes the Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, the House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act. Written by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty Murray, the bill will provide $63 billion in temporary sequester relief and $85 billion in mandatory savings. It will eliminate waste, cut corporate welfare, and make needed reforms to autopilot spending. On net, the bill will reduce the deficit by $23 billion over the next ten years. The Senate will take it up nex... Read more

  • Murray and Ryan Introduce Bipartisan Budget-Conference Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

    Two-year budget agreement would avoid government shutdown in January, provide certainty to businesses and families, and return budget process to regular order Bipartisan agreement would provide sequester relief for defense and domestic priorities—fully offset by concrete savings and reforms—and further reduce the deficit Short-term agreement breaks through partisan gridlock and can serve as foundation for continued bipartisan work WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty M... Read more

  • Ryan: Americans Deserve Answers on Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , FY 2014 House Budget

    WASHINGTON­—The Health and Human Services Department has yet to respond to repeated requests from the House Budget Committee for information about the implementation of the President’s health-care law. Now, HBC chairman Paul Ryan is asking for more information about President Obama’s “tech surge” to fix the dysfunctional HealthCare.gov website. “The American people have a right to know how HHS is spending their money,” said Chairman Ryan. “We were told we had to pass the health-care bill to find... Read more

  • Joint Statement from Chairman Patty Murray and Chairman Paul Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON D.C.—In advance of convening a conference on a budget resolution, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the following joint statement: “In the months ahead, we hope both sides can work together to grow the economy and tackle our debt responsibly. We recognize the many differences between the House and Senate budget resolutions and the challenges we face in reaching an agreement. But we want to find common ground and work t... Read more

  • Ryan on Washington’s Missed Opportunity
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement on tonight’s vote: “Today’s legislation reopens the government and averts default. It rejects Democrats’ demands to increase spending. And it sets a precedent for further changes to Obamacare. “But it’s also a missed opportunity. To pay our bills today—and to make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow—we must make a down payment on the debt. Today’s legislation won’t help us reduce our fast-growing debt. In fact, ... Read more

  • Ryan: Fairness for All
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement on the Obamacare debate: “Today we will vote once again to keep the federal government open. And we will vote to provide families relief from Obamacare. “One of our core principles is equality under the law. The President gave special exemptions to big business, Congress, and his political allies. But he refused to give the same relief to working families. That is fundamentally unfair. We will take a... Read more

  • CBO: Spending Is Still Out of Control
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON—Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook, and it’s a pointed reminder that government spending is still out of control. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said: “CBO has posed an important question: Are we going to get control of the debt before it reaches a breaking point? The President and Congressional Democrats want to wish the problem away. But that’s simply irresponsible. “The report reiterates the obv... Read more

  • Reps. Cooper, Ryan Introduce Defense Flexibility Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-5) and Paul Ryan (WI-1) introduced H.R. 2883, a bipartisan bill to give the Department of Defense (DOD) discretion when applying cuts from sequestration. The Defense Flexibility Act will allow DOD to manage these cuts responsibly and lessen the impact on national security. Under sequestration, DOD faces over $450 billion in cuts over 10 years. Currently, DOD must apply the cuts evenly to most programs, projects, and activities. As a result, DOD projects a dec... Read more