Press Releases

April 16, 2024

House Budget Committee Republicans Meet with Federal Reserve Chair, Discuss Importance of Sound Monetary Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Republicans met with the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Jerome Powell. House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement about the meeting: “House Budget Committee members understand that our nation’s fiscal health is a combination of a strong balance sheet and a growing economy.    We had a wide-ranging, substantive discussion with Chairman Powell about how monetary policy … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Biden’s Botched Student Aid Rollout: Education and Workforce Committee Joins in Sounding the Alarm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, the House Committee on Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing examining the Biden Administration’s continual blunders in the rollout of their new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.In the hearing, subcommittee Chair Burgess Owens (R-UT) and members of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee discussed topics long echoed by the House Budget Committee: the Biden … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Health Care Task Force Chairman Burgess OpEd: How to Pay for 21st Century Medicine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) wrote an op-ed in The Hill highlighting the importance of increasing access to innovative treatments in the 21st century without breaking the budget.  “Medical science has surged forward in the last decade, offering fresh hope to patients with serious and life-threatening diseases. Previously fatal diagnoses have been miraculously transformed into treatable and even curable … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Penn Wharton Sounds the Alarm on Biden’s Student Loan Bailout Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) released an analysis of President Biden’s latest student loan cancellation scheme, which was unveiled earlier this week.   PWBM’s report reveals this plan is projected to cost taxpayers $84 billion and would disproportionately affect high-income earners. Roughly “750,000 households making over $312,000 in average household income” would be eligible for longer-term student debt cancellation.   Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Chairman Arrington Statement on the 3.5% Inflation Rate for March, the Highest Level in Six Months

         WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for March showed that inflation increased by 3.5%, the highest level in six months.  “President Biden’s failed economic policies and congressional Democrats’ tax and spend agenda continue to devastate the American people. Inflation is at its highest level in six months, and Bidenflation isn’t going anywhere. Families’ buying … Continue Reading


April 08, 2024

Chairman Arrington Responds to President Biden’s Second Student Loan Bailout Scheme

      WASHINGTON, D.C. - This afternoon, in Madison, Wisconsin, President Joe Biden announced his latest plan to circumvent Congress and unilaterally wipe away student debt for millions of borrowers -all while leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) issued the following statement on the President’s most recent scheme to "cancel" student loans.  “President Biden is pushing unconstitutional student loan policies in his quest to buy … Continue Reading


March 26, 2024

Arrington & Comer Statements on GAO’s Improper Payments Report

WASHINGTON D.C.— House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY), co-leaders of the Improper Payments Working Group, issued statements today on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report, “Improper Payments: Information on Agencies’ Fiscal Year 2023 Estimates.”“This past fiscal year, the federal government made $236 billion in fraudulent and wasteful payments - more than we spent on Homeland … Continue Reading


March 26, 2024

What They Are Saying: Dr. Michael C. Burgess Preventive Health Savings Act Would Improve How Congress Estimates the Benefits of Preventive Health Care

Last week, the House of Representatives advanced by voice vote H.R. 766, The Dr. Michael C. Burgess Preventive Health Savings Act (PHSA), to the Senate. The historic accomplishment marks the first time in history that a bipartisan bill with sole Budget Committee jurisdiction has been brought to the House Floor and passed under suspension of the rules. The PHSA, championed by House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force Chair Rep. Burgess (R-TX) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), would create a … Continue Reading


March 22, 2024

Chairman Arrington Statement on President Biden’s Latest Student Loan Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s most recent “cancellation” of loans, shifting $5.8 billion in loans from 78,000 borrowers to hard working Americans. This brings the cost of President Biden’s election driven loan scheme to a staggering $143.6 billion and counting, with the price being borne by the taxpayers:   "President Biden’s actions do not “cancel” any loans. He … Continue Reading


March 22, 2024

What They Are Saying: Support for House Budget Committee’s Ten-Year, Balanced Budget Continues to Grow

       Two weeks ago, the House Budget Committee made history and passed the “Reverse the Curse” budget. This was the first time in a decade that the committee released its budget before the President released his. House Republicans’ ten-year balanced budget reignites economic growth by one percent over the CBO baseline, cuts deficit spending by $14 trillion dollars, and reduces our debt-to-GDP ratio by 40 points, without raising taxes. So far, the “Reverse the Curse” budget is backed by … Continue Reading


March 21, 2024

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Statement at Hearing on The President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request with OMB Director Shalanda Young

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered his opening statement at the hearing, “President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request,” with United States Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young testifying. Click HERE to watch Chairman Arrington’s Opening Statement. Opening Statement as Delivered: “The President says that budgets are more than just numbers on a ledger; they are a statement of values. They are a vision for this … Continue Reading


March 20, 2024

House Budget Committee to Hold Hearing on The President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request with OMB Director Shalanda Young

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, March 21, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and members of the committee will hold a hearing entitled, “The President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request.” The United States Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young will appear before the committee to testify on the President’s requests.  Thursday’s hearing will focus on administering congressional oversight of the proposed spending within President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 … Continue Reading


March 19, 2024

Chairman Jodey Arrington Delivers Statement of Support During Floor Debate on H.R. 766

       WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) spoke on the House Floor in favor of H.R. 766, the Dr. Michael C. Burgess Preventive Health Savings Act. The bill passed by a voice vote.  The historic accomplishment marks the first time in history that a bipartisan bill with sole Budget Committee jurisdiction has been brought to the Floor under a suspension of the House rules. Click HERE to watch Chairman Arrington’s Statement. Chairman Arrington’s … Continue Reading


March 19, 2024

Chairman Arrington, Reps. Burgess and DeGette, Applaud Passage of Legislation to Reform How Congress Estimates the Cost of Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives advanced House Budget Committee legislation, H.R. 766, the Dr. Michael C. Burgess Preventive Health Savings Act (PHSA), to the Senate by a voice vote.  The historic accomplishment marks the first time in history that a bipartisan bill with sole Budget Committee jurisdiction has been brought to the Floor under a suspension of the House rules. House Budget Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), joined by original cosponsors Representatives Dr. … Continue Reading


March 18, 2024

Biden’s Department of Labor Ignores Request for Improved Oversight of Costly Pandemic-Era Unemployment Insurance

       WASHINGTON, D.C. - On February 5, 2024, the House Budget Committee Oversight Task Force (OTF) sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) seeking clarification on how the agency plans to address the mismanagement of pandemic Unemployment Insurance (UI) funds no later than today, March 18, 2024.  DOL’s missed deadline comes a week after receiving the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 proposed budget, the Administration are requesting $313 million in additional funding to UI to “modernize, … Continue Reading


March 15, 2024

Chairman Arrington Discusses Biden’s Four Years of Fiscal Failure on Fox News Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R- TX) joined the Guy Benson show with guest host Ross Kaminsky to discuss President Biden’s four years of fiscal failure, how Biden’s climate policies are hurting the economy, House Republicans’ “Reverse the Curse” budget, and more. Some highlights from the discussion are below. Click HERE to listen to Chairman Arrington on Fox News Radio. House Budget Chairman Arrington on Biden’s Four Years of Fiscal … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Budget Health Care Task Force Examines Obamacare Program Driving Deficits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, March 12, the House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force (HCTF), led by Chair Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), held its second member roundtable, examining the budgetary effects of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), which was originally projected to save tax dollars, but is now adding billions to our mounting debt.  This roundtable brought together members of the HCTF, Director Phillip Swagel of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Four Years of Fiscal Failures: President Biden's Budget - An Unreliable, Stagnant Economy


March 12, 2024

Four Years of Fiscal Failures: President Biden's Budget - A Weaker, More Vulnerable America


March 12, 2024

Four Years of Fiscal Failures: President Biden's Budget - A Wasteful and Unaccountable Government

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