Chairman Ryan Praises Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Control Wasteful Spending
WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3521, The Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act. This bipartisan reform was co-authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). H.R. 3521 – the fourth budget-process reform passed by the House in the past week – would provide policymakers with an additional tool to target unjustified spending in appropriations bills, while making certain that Congress maintains its constitutional power of the purse.
Following passage, Chairman Ryan issued the following statement:
To learn more about the additional budget process reform bills authored by members of the House Budget Committee and passed on the House floor this past week:
• The Pro-Growth Budgeting Act: http://budget.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=277941
• The Baseline Reform Act: http://budget.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=278066
• The Budget and Accounting Transparency Act: http://budget.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=278590
To learn more about the House Budget Committee’s continued efforts to reform the broken budget process, click here: http://budget.house.gov/BudgetProcessReform/