Press Releases

July 12, 2024

House Budget Committee Releases Discussion Drafts and Solicits Feedback on Legislation to Improve the Congressional Budget Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, on the 50th Anniversary of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 becoming law, the House Budget Committee and its Budget Process Reform Task Force released three discussion drafts outlining proposals to reform the congressional budget process and minimize budget gimmicks. These proposals would reinstate and enforce outlay caps, require sponsors of legislation to insert statements in the Congressional Record justifying any emergency spending, and … Continue Reading


July 12, 2024

Chairman Arrington Joins Federation for American Immigration Reform to Discuss Fiscal Impacts of Biden’s Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) joined the Executive Director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Julie Kirchner, on FAIR’s podcast series “Understanding Immigration”, to discuss the fiscal impacts of President Biden’s border crisis. Watch the full interview HERE. Find highlights of key moments below: Chairman Arrington on Immigration's Effect on the Federal Deficit: “What I don't think people focus on enough is … Continue Reading


July 11, 2024

Op-Ed, Washington Examiner: The Debt and Interest Albatross

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Member Blake Moore (R-UT) is Sounding the Alarm on the fastest-growing part of our national debt: interest payments. Congressman Moore outlined hidden interest in an article in the Washington Examiner, highlighting how it is now the largest contributor to our national debt- exceeding infrastructure, education, healthcare, and national defense spending. Congressman Moore in the Washington Examiner: Via the Washington Examiner: “As we celebrated … Continue Reading


July 11, 2024

Op-Ed, Washington Examiner: Biden’s Cruel Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) penned an Op-Ed in the Washington Examiner on the effects of President Biden’s cruel economic policies. Under the Biden Administration, our country is at the highest level of indebtedness in history, inflation has soared nearly 20 percent, and the American dream has grown increasingly out of reach for millions of people. Read more as Chairman Arrington lays out the cost of President Biden’s cruel … Continue Reading


July 11, 2024

Inflation Report: Prices Remain Higher Than Pre-Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for June showed that inflation dropped slightly from May, with year-over-year inflation coming in at 3.0 percent. Since President Biden took office, prices have increased by a total of 19.2 percent. Chairman Arrington on Today's Inflation Report: Chairman Arrington released the following statement on today’s inflation report: “The … Continue Reading


July 10, 2024

Congressional Budget Office Releases Monthly Budget Review: Federal Deficit Reaches $1.3 Trillion for First Nine Months

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the monthly budget review for June 2024. According to the report, overall spending, after adjusting for timing shifts, is up 7 percent at $320 billion and revenues are up 10 percent at $342 billion, when compared to the same point last year. Interest spending has increased by 40 percent at $201 billion compared to the same point last year. Some key number breakdowns: Topline Takeaways from CBO's Monthly Budget … Continue Reading


July 05, 2024

June Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Rises to Highest Level Since November 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its jobs report for June 2024. The report showed 206,000 new jobs were created in June, 12,000 less than were created in May. The unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent, the highest level since November 2021. Job gains in April and May were revised down by a combined 111,000 compared to prior projections. Chairman Arrington Statement on June Jobs Report: House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) responds to … Continue Reading


June 28, 2024

FACT CHECK: The Truth About Biden’s Failed Presidency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last night, President Biden and President Trump participated in the first presidential debate of the year. President Biden tried to paint a picture that his presidency has been good for the American people, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The House Budget Committee is here with the facts on last night’s claims by President Biden. Read what he got wrong below and follow along for the truth. Economy: President Biden misled the American people about the pain … Continue Reading


June 28, 2024

House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force Examines Budgetary Effects of Increasing Patient Access to Cell and Gene Therapies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force (HCTF) Chair Michael C. Burgess M.D. (R-TX) led a roundtable titled “Paying for 21st Century Cures: Examining the Budgetary Effects of Increasing Patient Access to Cell and Gene Therapies.” Innovative, potentially curative cell and gene therapies are becoming available to patients, with many more in the development pipeline. High upfront costs of these new therapies present unique budgetary challenges to federal and state … Continue Reading


June 28, 2024

Biden’s 20 Percent Inflation Tax Costs American Families Over $17,000 Per Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index, the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, was 2.6 percent for the month of May. Since President Biden took office, prices have increased 19.3 percent. This means that the average family of four is paying an additional $17,080 per year or $1,423 per month to purchase the same goods and services as in January 2021. House Budget Committee Chairman … Continue Reading


June 27, 2024

FACT CHECK ALERT: Debunking CRFB’s Analysis of Trump and Biden Impacts on the National Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) released a report entitled, “Trump and Biden: The National Debt.” The CRFB’s report attempts to compare the fiscal impact of the policies of the current Administration with the policies of the previous Administration, yet fails to accurately capture the total cost incurred by both presidencies. The CRFB’s report: Ignores the track record of increasing revenues following passage of TCJA; Omits the full … Continue Reading


June 27, 2024

House Budget Committee Holds Roundtable to Assess Implications of AI for the U.S. Economy and the Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee members held a roundtable titled “The Age of Artificial Intelligence: Implications for the U.S. Economy and Government.” The Committee welcomed Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Jason Payne, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Federal, to speak to members of the committee about the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on the U.S. economy and its potential uses to improve government … Continue Reading


June 27, 2024

Bureau of Economic Analysis: GDP Growth for Q1 a Low 1.4 Percent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its final estimate for economic growth in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024. The report found that real U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by just 1.4 percent. This finding underscores that President Biden’s failed economic policies have been a disaster for the economy. Chairman Arrington's Statement on GDP Growth: House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement on GDP growth for … Continue Reading


June 25, 2024

Chairman Arrington Joins Squawk Box to Sound the Alarm on the Out of Control Debt

     WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) joined “Squawk Box” on CNBC to discuss the recent update to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) baseline projections for fiscal years (FY) 2024-2034. This is an update to its February baseline. CBO now projects that deficit spending for FY24 will reach a staggering $1.9 trillion, an estimate that is $400 billion higher than CBO predicted just four months earlier. Additionally, interest spending has … Continue Reading


June 25, 2024

The Conference Board: Consumer Confidence Weakens in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, The Conference Board released its report evaluating the Consumer Confidence Index for June 2024. The report shows that consumer confidence fell in June, highlighting that Americans are concerned for their financial future. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® measures the optimism or pessimism of households about their financial situation and their ability to secure or retain employment. On a separate measure, for the fifth straight month, the Conference … Continue Reading


June 24, 2024

CBO and JCT Confirm the Debt-Driving Cost of Biden’s Plan to Permanently Expand Obamacare Subsidies for the Wealthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) Chief of Staff Thomas Barthold responded to a letter sent by House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO), which requested a comprehensive analysis of the budgetary effects of making permanent the enhanced Obamacare subsidies - as called for in President Biden’s budget - which have gone to some of the … Continue Reading


June 18, 2024

Congressional Budget Office Updates Baseline: Deficit Spending is 27 Percent Higher Than Previously Estimated

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated budget projections for fiscal years (FY) 2024-2034. This is an update to its February baseline. CBO’s report helps Congress understand the fiscal and economic challenges facing the country.   House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement on CBO’s updated baseline: “CBO’s June revised baseline could be the final budget outlook of fiscal year 2024 and its findings are … Continue Reading


June 14, 2024

House Budget Committee Holds Hearing to Sound the Alarm on Looming Medicare and Social Security Insolvency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and members of the Committee held an oversight hearing entitled “Medicare and Social Security: Examining Solvency and Impacts on the Federal Budget.” This was the first time since 2012 that the chief actuaries for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) testified together to Congress. This was also the first time the current chief actuary for CMS … Continue Reading


June 13, 2024

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Remarks at Hearing on “Medicare and Social Security: Examining Solvency and Impacts on the Federal Budget”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered opening remarks at the hearing “Medicare and Social Security: Examining Solvency and Impacts on the Federal Budget”, Sounding the Alarm on the looming insolvency of Medicare and Social Security. Click HERE to watch Chairman Arrington’s Opening Remarks Opening Statement as delivered: “Thank you for being here. My ranking member and I started this conversation in the 118th Congress with a few sorts of … Continue Reading


June 12, 2024

Economy Continues to Struggle: Fed Makes No Change to Interest Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) committee that decides the future path of interest rates, announced that there will be no immediate change to interest rates. Falling workforce participation, worsening consumer confidence, and doubts about future economic growth all paint a bleak picture for our nation’s fiscal health. The Fed has indicated it won’t begin cutting interest rates until inflation is trending down toward the target of … Continue Reading

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