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  • Price: President is Trampling the Constitution, Inventing Laws
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr

    Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after President Obama announced his administration’s unilateral actions to offer amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants: "President Obama’s actions are not only unlawful, they are emblematic of this administration’s increasingly brazen disregard and disrespect for the American people – not to mention every immigrant who has come to this country legally. The president has wandered so far outside his constitutional authority th... Read more

  • Price Elected Chairman of House Budget Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after being elected to serve as Chairman of the House Budget Committee for the 114th Congress: "It is an honor to be chosen to serve as the next Chairman of the House Budget Committee. I look forward to working with members of the committee, our House Republican Conference and our colleagues across the aisle to help put our nation on a stronger economic and fiscal footing. "In years past, the House Budget Committee along with the... Read more

  • Census Report Shows Poverty Remains High
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: War on Poverty

    WASHINGTON—Today, the Census Bureau released its most recent report on Income and Poverty in the United States. The latest report finds that: The official poverty rate fell from 15 to 14.5 percent. There are 45.3 million people living in poverty. Deep poverty remains near its highest recorded levels at 6.3 percent. Child poverty fell from 21.8 percent to 19.9 percent. There has been no statistically significant change in real median income. In response to this report, Chairman Ryan issued the fo... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Releases ‘Expanding Opportunity in America’
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Expanding Opportunity in America

    WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Ryan released a new discussion draft, “Expanding Opportunity in America.” The draft proposes a new pilot project to strengthen the safety net and discusses a number of reforms to the EITC, education, criminal justice, and regressive regulation. Upon releasing the discussion draft, Chairman Ryan made the following statement: “Hardworking taxpayers deserve a break in this country. Too many Americans are working harder and harder to get ahead, and yet they’re falling furt... Read more

  • CBO: The Budget Is on an Unsustainable Path
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON—Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook, which had some sober news for the American people. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin released the following statement: “If this report tells us anything, it’s that the status quo isn’t working, and families are paying the price. We need to expand opportunity for everyone in this country, and we can start by getting federal spending and debt under control. That’s... Read more

  • Ryan Makes Case for New Approach to Poverty
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2014 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin met with the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss the fight against poverty and the need to promote upward mobility. Upon the meeting’s conclusion, Chairman Ryan released the following statement: “I want to thank my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus for inviting me to their weekly meeting. We had an engaging and productive discussion. “There’s no question that poverty is a serious problem, one with many causes and no easy answers. But... Read more

  • The President’s Budget Keeps Getting Worse
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON­—Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the President’s fiscal year 2015 budget. Based on CBO’s analysis, the President’s plan would increase spending by $1.1 trillion and raise taxes by almost $1.4 trillion over the next ten years. And unlike the House Republican plan, his budget would never balance—ever. Instead, it would run a $746 billion deficit in fiscal year 2024. Under CBO’s revised estimate, the President’s budget deficits would be $1.6 trillion highe... Read more

  • House Passes the Baseline Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1871, the Baseline Reform Act, sponsored by Congressman Rob Woodall of Texas and Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas. The legislation fixes a flaw in our budget process. Today, the Congressional Budget Office assumes every discretionary account rises every year to keep up with inflation. Instead of moving the starting line forward every year, this bill would keep the baseline at the previous year’s funding level. Upon passage of the legis... Read more

  • House Passes the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2014 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1872, the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2014, sponsored by Congressman Scott Garrett of New Jersey. This bill would require the Congressional Budget Office to use fair-value accounting for government loans and federal credit programs so taxpayers can better understand the risks behind Washington’s decisions. The bill would also require the Office of Management and Budget to be more honest about the costs associated with Fanni... Read more

  • House Passes Pro-Growth Budgeting Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2014 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1874, the Pro-Growth Budget Act, sponsored by House Budget Committee Vice-Chairman Tom Price of Georgia. This bill would require the Congressional Budget Office to provide a long-term, macroeconomic analysis of economically significant legislation. Upon passage of the legislation, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “Federal policy has a big impact on the economy, and when policymakers h... Read more