Press Releases

May 22, 2024

What They Are Saying: H.R. 8342, the Improper Payments Transparency Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, H.R. 8342, the “Improper Payments Transparency Act” was favorably reported by the House Budget Committee on a bipartisan vote of 18-7. The “Improper Payments Transparency Act,” led by Budget Process Reform Task Force Chairman Rep. Rudy Yakym (R-IN), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA),would direct the President to include the amounts and rates of improper payments at each executive branch agency, year-over-year … Continue Reading


May 21, 2024

What they are Saying: H.R. 8195, the Strengthening Administrative PAYGO (SAP) Act of 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, H.R. 8195, the “Strengthening Administrative PAYGO (SAP) Act of 2024” was reported by the House Budget Committee to the House with a favorable recommendation by a vote of 16-9. “The SAP Act,” sponsored by Oversight Task Force Chair Jack Bergman (R-MI) and Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), would provide transparency on unchecked administrative spending by ensuring the Executive Branch is held accountable when issuing costly executive actions. “The SAP Act” has the … Continue Reading


May 17, 2024

Chairmen Arrington, Smith Request Budgetary Analysis of Biden Plan to Permanently Expand Obamacare Subsidies for the Wealthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) sent a letter to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) Chief of Staff Thomas Barthold requesting 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 nation’s highest … Continue Reading


May 17, 2024

House Budget Committee Reports Five Budget Process Reform Initiatives Favorably to the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the House Budget Committee held a markup of five bills regarding Budget Process Reform. All five bills were reported favorably out of the Committee to the House. These bills will reform the budget process and help ensure American taxpayers monies are not being wasted. The bills marked up include: H.R. 8341, the “Cost Estimates Improvement Act.” Sponsors: Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX), Rep. Ed Case (D-HI), Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA), Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), and Rep. … Continue Reading


May 16, 2024

Chairman Arrington on The Larry Kudlow Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) joined The Larry Kudlow Show on Fox Business. Chairman Arrington joined Kudlow and Economist Art Laffer to talk about the pains of President Biden’s failed economic policies. Chairman Arrington on Inflation: “Well, you've got to be really good and intentional about squeezing the supply side while you're flooding the demand side with federal monies, the supply side is squeezed by the things you just mentioned. … Continue Reading


May 16, 2024

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Remarks at a Markup of Five Budget Process Reform Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered opening remarks at the markup of five budget process reform bills.  Those bills are:  H.R. 8341, the “Cost Estimates Improvement Act.” H.R. 8195, the “Strengthening Administration PAYGO Act of 2024.” H.R. 8372, the “Debt Per Taxpayer Information Act.” H.R. 8342, the “Improper Payments Transparency Act.” H.R. 8343, the “Enhancing Improper Payment Accountability Act.” Click HERE to watch Chairman Arrington’s opening … Continue Reading


May 15, 2024

Chairman Arrington Introduces Legislation to Provide Taxpayers Transparency on the Public Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) introduced legislation that would inform and educate the American people on the nation’s fiscal trajectory and what it means for them and their families. H.R. 8372, the Debt Per Taxpayer Information Act, would provide each American filing a tax return with information on their W-2 about federal revenues, outlays, and deficits in the latest available tax year, the total gross debt, and the estimated debt per taxpayer. It … Continue Reading


May 15, 2024

Bureau of Labor Statistics: CPI Inflation at 3.4 Percent in April

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for April showed that inflation increased by 0.3 percent, with year over year inflation at 3.4 percent. Since President Biden took office, prices have increased by a total of 19.3 percent. Chairman Arrington on Today's Inflation Report: “The trend of rising monthly prices and high yearly inflation is very concerning, especially coupled … Continue Reading


May 14, 2024

CBO Report on Inflation Covers Up the Harmful Effect of Bidenomics on the Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), released a report entitled, “An Update About How Inflation Has Affected Households at Different Income Levels Since 2019.” This was an update to a report from September 2022.   The updated report, requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), shows the cumulative inflation effects on households since 2019. This five-year cumulative look back, with no year-by-year breakdown, conflates the positive … Continue Reading


May 13, 2024

The Cost of the Border Crisis: $150.7 Billion and Counting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the House Budget Committee held a hearing entitled “The Cost of the Border Crisis” to highlight the importance of border security and the fiscal implications of President Biden’s failed border policies. Witnesses from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Texas Public Policy Foundation’s “Secure and Sovereign Texas” Initiative, and Kinney County, Texas, testified before the committee to show the impacts of the border crisis, particularly the … Continue Reading


May 11, 2024

Chairman Arrington Joins Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street to Discuss the Looming Social Security, Medicare Insolvency and the Cost of the Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) joined Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street on Fox Business to discuss the looming insolvency of Social Security and Medicare and the Committee’s “Cost of the Border Crisis” hearing held on Wednesday. On Monday, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees annual reports were submitted to Congress. The reports highlight the alarming financial predicament for the future of the Social Security and Medicare programs that … Continue Reading


May 10, 2024

Op-Ed, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Chairman Arrington Unveils the High Price Tag of Mass Illegal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) penned an Op-Ed in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal highlighting the fiscal impacts of the Biden Administration’s wide open border policies. Charlie Arrington via the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:  The American people understand the unprecedented humanitarian and national security impact of our current border crisis, but it doesn’t end there. As Chairman of the House Budget Committee, I’m exposing the fiscal … Continue Reading


May 09, 2024

Chairman Arrington Seeks Full Analysis from CBO on Mass Illegal Migration Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) sent a letter to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel requesting a complete and fair analysis of the budgetary effects of the border crisis. This letter follows a House Budget Committee hearing entitled “The Cost of the Border Crisis,” where members delved into the fiscal ramifications of President Biden’s open border policies.  The letter expresses House Budget Committee Republicans’ concern … Continue Reading


May 09, 2024

Despite CBO’s Predictions, Trump Tax Cuts Were a Boon for America’s Economy and Working Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) along with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued their latest Long-Term Budget Outlook Under Alternative Scenarios for the Economy and the Budget, which includes CBO’s estimation of the budgetary and economic impact of making the 2017 Trump tax cuts permanent: “While the Congressional Budget Office provides a valuable … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Remarks at Hearing on “The Cost of the Border Crisis”

     WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered his opening remarks at the hearing, “The Cost of the Border Crisis”, highlighting the importance of border security and the fiscal implications of President Biden’s failed border policies.' Click HERE to watch Chairman Arrington’s opening remarks. Opening Statement as Delivered:  “The American people are as familiar with this issue as any, with respect to the wide open borders in the United States and the … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Fox Business: Chairman Arrington Discusses Looming Insolvency of Social Security, Medicare, and the Upcoming Hearing on the Cost of the Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) joined Fox Business’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast with host Neil Cavuto to discuss the looming insolvency of our entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, and to highlight the Committee’s upcoming hearing entitled “The Cost of the Border Crisis.” Click HERE to watch Chairman Arrington on Cavuto: Coast to Coast Highlights from the Chairman’s interview below:  Chairman Arrington on the Border … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Cost of the Border Crisis Hearing

     WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and members of the House Budget Committee will convene a hearing entitled “The Cost of the Border Crisis.” Title: The Cost of the Border CrisisDate: Wednesday, May 8, 2024Time: 10:00 AMLocation: 210 Cannon House Office BuildingMajority Witnesses:Julie KirchnerExecutive Director, Federation for American Immigration ReformAmmon BlairSenior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation’s “Secure and Sovereign Texas” … Continue Reading


May 06, 2024

Social Security and Medicare Continue on Path to Insolvency, Trustees Confirm

      WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees annual reports were submitted to Congress. The reports highlight the alarming financial predicament for the future of the Social Security and Medicare programs that millions of seniors depend on. Chairman Arrington's Statement on the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports: In response to the reports, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement:       “We have the … Continue Reading


May 05, 2024

Chairman Arrington Joins Fox News to Discuss the Cost of the Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) appeared on Fox News’ Fox News Live program to discuss the committee’s upcoming hearing entitled “The Cost of the Border Crisis.” The hearing will be held at 10:00am ET, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in the House Budget Committee hearing room, 210 Cannon House Office Building.  Watch Chairman Arrington’s full interview with Fox News HERE. Find highlights of key moments below:Chairman Arrington on the Cost of the … Continue Reading


May 03, 2024

Budget Committee to Introduce Legislation to Rein-In Improper Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Budget Committee announced a forthcoming package of legislation that will rein-in improper payments within the federal government.  House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) recently published an op-ed on the importance of ending the derelict practice of wasting federal tax dollars on improper payments in The Hill entitled, “It’s Time to Stop Talking and Start Acting on Fraud and Improper Payments.” In the piece, Chairman Arrington highlights … Continue Reading

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