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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


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 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 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


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 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 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


April 30, 2024

Consumer Confidence for April Falls to Lowest Level Since July 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, The Conference Board released its report entitled, “Consumers More Pessimistic About Future Business Conditions, Jobs, and Income” on their latest report of Consumer Confidence for April 2024. Per the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Survey for April, findings reflect “prevailing business conditions and likely developments for the months ahead. This monthly report details consumer attitudes, buying intentions, vacation plans, and consumer expectations for … Continue Reading


April 29, 2024

Chairman Arrington and Oversight Task Force Chairman Bergman Again Call for Implementation and Execution of Administrative PAYGO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Oversight Task Force Chairman Jack Bergman (R-MI) sent a second letter — issued in tandem with the committee’s request of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the “Status of Actions to Offset Direct Spending from Administrative Rules” released on November 30, 2023 — expressing serious concerns over the Administration’s interpretation and implementation of the Fiscal Responsibility … Continue Reading


April 26, 2024

President Biden’s Executive Actions Have Cost Taxpayers Over $2 Trillion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Since taking office, President Biden has proposed and implemented executive actions that have cost taxpayers over $2 trillion. This spending was put forth by the Biden Administration without Congressional approval, underscoring the need for increased oversight and transparency throughout the Executive Branch. The House Budget Committee reviewed the President’s major executive actions to determine their status, costs, and implications. They range from relatively specific to … Continue Reading


April 26, 2024

Chairman Arrington, Health Care Task Force Chair Burgess Request Investigation into Obamacare Program Driving Deficits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Budget Committee Health Care Task Force (HCTF) Chair Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) sent a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an updated report on the cost of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and its effect on the federal budget. The Relationship Between Federal Spending and CMMI: The Patient Protection and … Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

Chairman Arrington Statement on First Ever Government-Wide Fraud Estimate Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) unveiled a first-ever fraud estimate report across all government programs. According to the report, the federal government faces estimated annual financial losses due to fraud ranging from $233 billion to $521 billion. These losses stem from various fraud risks within federal programs and operations, underscoring a critical need for enhanced fraud risk management and prevention strategies. In response to the report, … 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


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 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 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 07, 2024

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Statements at the Markup of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered opening statements at the markup of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2025.  Click HERE to watch the Chairman's Opening Statement. Opening Statements as Delivered: “Today we will proceed with consideration of the Fiscal Year 2025 concurrent resolution on the budget. I want to thank the Ranking Member, Mr. Boyle for working with me to develop a structure for this markup that closely follows what has … Continue Reading

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