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January 18, 2024

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Remarks at Markup of Bills H.R. 5779, H.R. 6957, and H.R. 6952

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered the following opening remarks at the Committee’s Markup on bills H.R. 5779, the Fiscal Commission Act of 2023, H.R. 6957, the Debt to GDP Transparency and Stabilization Act, and H.R. 6952, the Fiscal State of the Nation Act.   Click HERE to watch the Chairman's statement as delivered Chairman Arrington’s Remarks as Prepared for Delivery"We started our journey as a team of Budget Committee Members … Continue Reading


January 18, 2024

UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Arrington to Hold Press Conference with Bill Sponsors Following Committee Markup

     WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Thursday, January 18, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) will host a press conference following the markup of H.R. 5779, H.R. 6957, and H.R. 6952.  Due to extenuating circumstances, Speaker Johnson is no longer able to attend. See below for an updated list of participants:  House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and House Budget Committee Budget Process Reform Task Force Chair Rudy Yakym (R-IN)  Congressmen Bill Huizenga … Continue Reading


January 17, 2024

House Budget Committee to Hold Markup of Bills H.R. 5779, H.R. 6952, and H.R. 6957

      WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thursday, January 18th, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Ranking Member Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Budget Process Reform Task Force Chairman Rudy Yakym (R-IN), and members of the House Budget Committee will hold a markup of: H.R. 5779, Fiscal Commission Act of 2023 Led by Representative Huizenga (R-MI) and Representative Peters (D-CA)H.R. 6952, Fiscal State of the Nation ActLed by Representative Moore (R-UT) and Representative Barr (R-KY)H.R. 6957, Debt-to-GDP Transparency … Continue Reading


January 12, 2024

Chairman Arrington, Task Force Chairmen Yakym & Bergman, Send Letter to PPBE Reform Commission on Improving DoD’s Budget and Budget Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Budget Oversight Task Force Chair Jack Bergman (R-MI), and Budget Process Reform Task Force Chair Rudy Yakym (R-IN) sent a letter to the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Reform with the goal of creating an open line of communication to improve Department of Defense (DoD) budget and budget process. The letter also invites the Commission to testify before the House Budget Committee to discuss their … Continue Reading


December 06, 2023

Chairman Arrington, Task Force Chair Yakym Laud Budget Process Reform Member Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Ranking Member Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Budget Process Reform Task Force Chair Rudy Yakym (R-IN) and Members of the House Budget Committee held a Member Day Hearing to solicit new ideas on how to reform Washington’s broken budget process.  The Committee understands the need for input from Members across the political spectrum and from those representing all walks of life. Undertaking transformative action cannot happen without collective … Continue Reading


December 06, 2023

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Statement at Member Day Hearing on Budget Process Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered the following opening remarks at the Committee’s Member Day Hearing on budget process reform:  Click HERE to watch the Chairman's statement as delivered Chairman Arrington’s remarks as prepared for delivery: “I want to thank the audience for coming.  It's a sign of strength and tremendous support for this budget reform process, which is part and parcel to restoring fiscal responsibility in our … Continue Reading


December 06, 2023

House Budget Committee to Hold Member Day Hearing on Budget Process Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Ranking Member Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Budget Process Reform Task Force Chairman Rudy Yakym (R-IN), and members of the House Budget Committee will hold a Member Day Hearing to receive testimony from the broader Republican and Democratic conferences on their respective ideas and legislative proposals on how to reform Congress’ broken budget process.   The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 am est. Click HERE to watch the House Budget … Continue Reading


November 29, 2023

Chairman Arrington Commends Bipartisan Discussion at Fiscal Commission Hearing

Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Ranking Member Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and Members of the House Budget Committee held a hearing to evaluate several legislative proposals to create a bipartisan fiscal commission, including H.R. 710, H.R. 5779, and S.3262. The hearing brought together bipartisan and bicameral legislators to examine these proposals and discuss the pressing need for a fiscal commission.After the hearing, Chairman Arrington released the following statement:          “As … Continue Reading


November 29, 2023

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Statement at Hearing on Fiscal Commission Legislative Proposals

Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered opening remarks at the House Budget Committee’s hearing to examine several legislative proposals to create a bipartisan fiscal commission. Watch the full hearing here.Chairman Arrington’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to thank the Members testifying today for their leadership on what I believe is the most significant challenge facing our nation in the 21st Century - our runaway deficit spending and unsustainable national debt that … Continue Reading


November 29, 2023

House Budget Committee to Hold Hearing Exploring Legislative Proposals for Fiscal Commission

Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Ranking Member Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and Members of the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing to examine several legislative proposals to create a bipartisan fiscal commission, including H.R. 710, H.R. 5779, and S.3262.  Click HERE to watch the House Budget Committee’s hearing live.  Hearing Objectives: Evaluate legislative proposals: Evaluate the components and implications of HR 5779, HR 710, and S. 3262, exploring how each legislative proposal … Continue Reading


November 09, 2023

Chairman Arrington, Representative Yakym Launch Budget Process Reform Task Force

Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Budget Committee Member Representative Rudy Yakym (R-IN) launched the new Budget Process Reform Task Force, which will be led by Representative Yakym.  The Budget Process Reform Task Force will lead the Committee’s work on fixing Washington’s broken budget process, examining ways to increase transparency, accountability, and responsibility in fiscal decision-making within Congress. The work produced by the Task Force will be … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

Phillip Swagel Reappointed as Director of Congressional Budget Office

Today, House and Senate leadership re-appointed Dr. Phillip Swagel to a second four-year term as Director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  As required by the Congressional Budget Act, the appointment was made jointly by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Patty Murray (D-WA), upon the joint recommendation of House Budget Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse … Continue Reading


June 23, 2023

Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington, Ranking Member Brendan Boyle Launch Bipartisan Budget Process Reform Effort

Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Ranking Member Brendan Boyle (D-PA) announced their intention to lead a new bipartisan effort focused on budget process reform. This new House Budget Committee initiative will convene Members, stakeholders, and experts to examine alternatives to the current flawed and ineffective Congressional budget process.“The congressional budget process is fundamentally broken and will continue to yield bad results and incentivize bad … Continue Reading

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