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  • The Need to Reform Military Compensation
    Posted in HBC Publications on December 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

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  • Ryan Opening Statement: Budget-Conference Committee
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on October 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: FY 2014 House Budget

    Before I recognize Chairman Murray, I want to share a few thoughts. You’ll notice there are three senators for every congressman—so it’s an even match. I like to think quality beats quantity. But in all seriousness, we’ve got some important work ahead of us. And it’s not going to be easy. So today, I want to talk about why we’re here and what we need to do. We’re here because we want to get an agreement. We want to get something done. For too long, both parties have ignored our growing national ... 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

  • The Case for Structural Reform
    Posted in HBC Publications on October 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    Key Points Entitlement programs are driving the national debt. Structural reforms to these programs will help beneficiaries and save the most money. If we wait too long, interest rates will rise, and the debt will spiral out of control. But if we act now, we will pay down our debt and boost our standard of living. Introduction Entitlement programs are growing so large that they could go bankrupt and spark a debt crisis. At their core, they have structural problems. So to both strengthen these c... Read more

  • Here's How We Can End This Stalemate
    Posted in Commentary on October 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    The president is giving Congress the silent treatment. He’s refusing to talk, even though the federal government is about to hit the debt ceiling. That’s a shame—because this doesn’t have to be another crisis. It could be a breakthrough. We have an opportunity here to pay down the national debt and jump-start the economy, if we start talking, and talking specifics, now. To break the deadlock, both sides should agree to common-sense reforms of the country’s entitlement programs and tax code. Firs... 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

  • Ryan Opening Statement: CBO's Long-Term Budget Outlook
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on September 26, 2013 | Preview rr

    Thanks, everybody—and welcome. It’s good to see our friend, Director Elmendorf, once again. I want to thank him and his staff for putting together this report. We appreciate your hard work. And we’ll put it to good use—because, as I read it, your report makes one thing clear: We haven’t solved the problem. We’re still spending too much money. Just look at the numbers. Our total debt is bigger than our economy. And according to your report, our publicly held debt—as a share of our economy—“is hig... 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