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  • Chairman Ryan Statement on H.R. 152
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement upon passage of H.R. 152: “I’m committed to helping the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. We should meet all of their needs as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, H.R. 152 is the latest example of Washington using hardship to achieve political ends. “The legislation proposes to spend billions of dollars for 64 programs across 17 agencies. Only 7 percent of its funds will be spent in the next n... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Statement On Raising NFIP’s Debt Ceiling
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement upon passage of legislation to increase the FEMA’s borrowing authority to carry out the Flood Insurance Program: "I agree with my colleagues that we must help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. We should meet all of their needs as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, Washington's legislative response fails on both counts. It refuses to distinguish—or even prioritize—disaster relief over pork-barrel sp... Read more