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  • Ryan on Senate Democrats' Budget: More Work to Do
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement in response to Senate Democrats introducing their FY 2014 budget resolution: “I’m glad Senate Democrats have written a budget, and I commend Senator Murray for her hard work. Now we can have the debate our country needs. Both parties can offer their solutions to our nation’s challenges—and the people can judge their merit. “That said, Senate Democrats still have some work to do. Their budget never ba... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Approves a Responsible, Balanced Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Tonight the House Budget Committee approved the House Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2014. The House will consider it on the floor next week. Upon passage of the resolution, Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “I’m proud of my colleagues for working together to write this budget. We owe the American people a responsible, balanced budget. And for the third straight year, we’ve delivered. Our plan balances the budget in just ten years—without ra... Read more

  • House Budget Committee GOP Releases a Responsible, Balanced Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , FY 2014 House Budget

    WASHINGTON­—Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Committee Republicans released their plan to balance the budget in ten years. It is a responsible plan to cut spending, reform government, and foster a healthier economy. It provides economic security for families, repairs the safety net for the poor, strengthens retirement for seniors, and expands opportunity for all. Read the Plan Writing in today's Wall Street Journal, Chairman Ryan makes the case that we need to st... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Nomination of Burwell for OMB Director
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget: “I commend President Obama for choosing Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as the next OMB director. “Burwell has led an impressive career in both the public and private sectors. She has first-hand experience in budgeting responsibly. In her previous tenure at OMB, she helpe... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: "Last year, the American people chose divided government. So this year, both parties have to make it work. We need to make progress on real solutions. We need to strengthen our economy. And we need to create jobs—because if we don’t, we’ll have a diminished future. “We need to balance the budget. Otherwise, we’ll provoke a debt crisis. Our... Read more

  • Ryan: The President Must Offer Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Upon passage of H.R. 444, “The Require a PLAN Act,” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “I commend Congressman Price for introducing this bill, and I was pleased to join my colleagues in supporting its passage. “But I wish it hadn’t come to this. President Obama has a legal and moral obligation to offer solutions to our fiscal challenges. But so far, he hasn’t. Using the numbers from his last budget proposal, the federal budget wouldn... Read more

  • Ryan: CBO Report is a Warning of the Challenges Ahead
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its Budget and Economic Outlook, which projected an $845 billion deficit for fiscal year 2013. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “The CBO’s report is yet another warning that we need to get spending under control. The deficit is still unsustainable. By 2023, our national debt will hit $26 trillion. We can’t let that happen. We need to budget responsibly, so we can keep our... Read more

  • Ryan: The President is Shirking His Duty
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, President Obama is required by law to submit his budget request for Fiscal Year 2014. For the fourth time in five years, however, he will miss the statutory deadline. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: "I’m disappointed the President has missed his deadline. But I’m not surprised. In four of the last five years, he’s failed to submit his budget on time. We still don’t know when we’ll receive the president’s reques... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Statement on the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON—Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 325, the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The legislation requires both houses of Congress to pass a budget, as stipulated by federal law. If either house fails to pass a budget, its members’ pay will be withheld. Upon passage of the legislation, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: "Government must pay its bills. To do that, we need to cut spending and to budget responsibly. "Every... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Statement on the Path to a Responsible Budget Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON¬Earlier today, House Republicans announced a path forward on the nation’s near-term budget challenges. The 1974 Congressional Budget Act requires passage of a budget resolution by April 15 each year. Under Senator Harry Reid’s leadership, the Senate has refused to pass a budget for 1,360 days. As the Administration and Congress work through opportunities to cut government spending, there will be no consideration of a long-term debt-ceiling increase unless both the House and the Senate... Read more