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  • Ryan: Delay Is a Step Toward Full Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes

    WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed H.R. 2668, The Fairness for American Families Act, which delays Obamacare’s individual mandate for one year. The House also passed H.R. 2667, The Authority for Mandate Delay Act, which delays the employer mandate for one year by law. Upon passage of the legislation, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “Today, we took another step toward the full repeal of Obamacare. And we defended two key principles. First, we... Read more

  • Senate and House Committee Republican Leaders Seek CBO Cost Estimate of Obamacare Train Wreck
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Republican committee leaders asked the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to analyze the budgetary effects of delaying Obamacare’s employer mandate and reporting requirements. Last week, the Obama Administration decided to ignore specific requirements in the health care law as mandated by Congress, conceding their signature legislative achievement is unworkable. This action will alter previous CBO cost and coverage estimates. To get answers for the American people, the chairmen and ran... Read more

  • Committee Leaders Urge President Obama To Provide Details On Employer Mandate Delay
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    WASHINGTON—The decision to delay enforcement of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has created a host of new questions and concerns that need to be addressed, according to a letter sent today to President Obama from House Republican leaders. The letter was signed by Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), as we... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Approves Budget-Process-Reform Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today the House Budget Committee approved two budget-process-reform bills to help break the spending habit in Washington. They are H.R. 1874, the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013, introduced by House Budget Committee Vice Chairman Tom Price of Georgia, and H.R. 1871, the Baseline Reform Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Rob Woodall of Georgia. Upon passage of the bills, Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “There’s a bias toward spending money in Washin... Read more

  • CBO Shows the President’s Budget Doesn’t Solve the Problem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , FY 2014 House Budget

    WASHINGTON—This afternoon, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget. CBO found that the President’s budget would add $115 billion more to the deficit in 2014 than if we just did nothing. The CBO estimates that the President’s budget increases taxes by $974 billion. As a result of spending $46.5 trillion over the next decade, the budget ends with a $542 billion deficit in FY2023. By contrast, the House-passed budget balances by 2023. H... Read more

  • House Budget GOP: Increasing Accountability for Hardworking Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, members of the House Budget Committee introduced a package of seven legislative reforms to help repair the broken budget process. Committee members introduced similar legislation during the last Congress, and they brought several of these reforms to the House floor. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement upon release of these reforms: “I commend my colleagues at the House Budget Committee for advancing common-sense solutions to bring accountabi... Read more

  • Joint Statement from Chairman Patty Murray and Chairman Paul Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , FY 2014 House Budget

    Following their meeting earlier today, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the following joint statement: “We had a constructive discussion about moving forward under regular order. We recognized the many differences between the House and Senate budget resolutions and the challenge we face in reaching an agreement. We are committed to working to find common ground. We look forward to continuing the conversation as we move toward a ... Read more

  • Ryan: The President’s Budget Is a Missed Opportunity
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s FY2014 budget proposal: “I’m disappointed by the President’s proposal because it merely ratifies the status quo. It doesn’t break new ground; it goes over old ground: It takes more from families to spend more in Washington. And the White House says they never balance the budget. Instead, it raises taxes by $1.1 trillion. It increases spending by $964 billion. And it ... Read more

  • House Passes a Responsible, Balanced Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , FY 2014 House Budget

    WASHINGTON—Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 25, the budget resolution for fiscal year 2014. The House Republican budget stops spending money Washington doesn’t have and fosters a healthier economy to create jobs. This marks the third consecutive year House Republicans have passed a responsible budget on time. Moments before passage of House Republicans’ responsible, balanced budget, Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin made the following statement on the House floor: “T... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Markup of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY2014
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , FY 2014 House Budget

    Welcome, everybody. I want to start by thanking the members of this committee. As you know, writing a budget is a tough job—because you have to make choices. But everybody pitched in this year. And I’m grateful for your help. I’m especially grateful to ranking member Chris Van Hollen. This committee has a long tradition of bipartisan cooperation—which he and his staff have continued. I know we will have some spirited debates in the hours ahead. But we will hold those debates in a spirit of good ... Read more