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May 24, 2024

What They Are Saying: H.R. 8372, the Debt Per Taxpayer Information Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, the House Budget Committee marked up five additional budget process reform bills, including H.R. 8372, the “Debt Per Taxpayer Information Act.” The bill  was favorably reported by the House Budget Committee on a bipartisan vote of 21 ayes to 4 nays.  The “Debt Per Taxpayer Information Act,” sponsored by Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), would provide each American filing a tax return with information on their W-2 about federal revenues, outlays, and deficit in the … Continue Reading


May 24, 2024

What They Are Saying: H.R. 8341, the Cost Estimates Improvement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, the House Budget Committee marked up five additional budget process reform bills, including H.R. 8341, the “Cost Estimates Improvement Act.” The bill was favorably reported by the House Budget Committee on a bipartisan vote of 17 ayes to 7 nays. The “Cost Estimates Improvement Act,” sponsored by Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX), Rep. Ed Case (D-HI), Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA), Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), will require the Congressional Budget … Continue Reading


May 22, 2024

What They Are Saying: H.R. 8343, the Enhancing Improper Payment Accountability Act of 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, the House Budget Committee marked up five additional budget process reform bills, including H.R. 8343, the “Enhancing Improper Payment Accountability Act of 2024.” The bill was favorably reported by the House Budget Committee on a bipartisan vote of 18 ayes to 7 nays. The “Enhancing Improper Payment Accountability Act,” sponsored by Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), would impose timely reporting requirements for new federal spending … Continue Reading


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 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 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 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


May 01, 2024

House Budget Republicans Seek to Streamline U.S. Defense Spending and Budgeting Process with DoD Watchdog

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Members, led by House Budget Committee Oversight Task Force Chair Jack Bergman (R-MI), convened a roundtable discussion focused on streamlining the budgeting process for the Department of Defense (DoD) with the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Reform.     Congress established the PPBE Commission on a bipartisan basis—via section 1004 of the “Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act” (NDAA)—to … Continue Reading


May 01, 2024

What They Are Saying: H.R. 7032, Congressional Budget Office Data Sharing Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 7032, the “Congressional Budget Office Data Sharing Act,” by a voice vote.  This is the second bill of the 118th Congress that maintains sole House Budget Committee jurisdiction to pass the House Floor under suspension.  H.R. 7032 will maintain confidentiality, provide much-needed clarity to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) authority, better safeguard legislative intent, and implement new reporting … Continue Reading


April 30, 2024

Op-Ed, The Hill: Chairman Arrington Says, “It’s Time to Stop Talking and Start Acting on Fraud and Improper Payments”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) penned an op-ed in The Hill highlighting the importance of reigning in wasteful and erroneous government spending and ensuring fiscal responsibility. Chairman Arrington in the Hill: The Hill:“Forty years ago this month, President Reagan announced a plan to address “the river of waste, fraud, and abuse that’s been rising for years,” flooding the federal government’s balance sheets.But that tide has continued to … Continue Reading


April 29, 2024

The Congressional Budget Office Data Sharing Act Passes the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7032, the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office Data Sharing Act, by voice vote. This is the second time this year that legislation with sole House Budget Committee jurisdiction was considered and passed by the House. Chairman Arrington and Ranking Member Boyle Statements on Passage:  Chairman Arrington lauded the passage of the CBO Data Sharing Act: “The first step to getting our fiscal house in order is to have timely and … 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 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


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


February 05, 2024

House Budget Committee to Hold Markup of Bills H.R. 766, H.R. 7032, and H.R. 5301

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, February 6th, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Members of the House Budget Committee will hold a markup of: H.R. 766, Preventive Health Savings Act Led by Representatives Burgess (R-TX) and DeGette (D-CO)H.R. 7032, Congressional Budget Office Data Sharing Act Led by Representatives Boyle (D-PA) and Chairman Arrington (R-TX)H.R. 5301, Eliminate Useless Reports Act of 2023 Led by Representatives Garcia (D-CA) and Grothman (R-WI) The markup is scheduled to … Continue Reading


January 30, 2024

House Budget Committee Members Consider Ideas to Curb Improper Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Budget Committee convened a roundtable to discuss improper payments across the Federal government and opportunities for reform. The roundtable featured Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Orice Williams Brown, Chief Operating Officer of the GAO, Budget Committee Members, and others. Led by House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), the Member roundtable examined ways to address improper … Continue Reading


January 24, 2024

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Bill Sponsors Laud Bipartisan Budget Committee Markup

The House Budget Committee made history by favorably advancing three budget process reform bills out of committee, on a bipartisan basis, for the first time in more than a decade. Committee members considered the following budget process reform proposals: H.R. 5779, the Fiscal Commission Act of 2024 (advanced by a vote of 22 - 12); H.R. 6952, The Fiscal State of the Nation Act (unanimously adopted and advanced by voice vote); and, H.R. 6957, the Debt to GDP Transparency and … Continue Reading


January 23, 2024

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Supporters Sound Off on Passage of Debt Commission in Bipartisan Committee Markup

       Last week, the House Budget Committee held a markup for three bipartisan budget process reform proposals, including the Fiscal Commission Act of 2024. All the proposals passed out of Committee—and it’s got people talking.  From stakeholders to journalists, to industry experts to policymakers on both sides of the aisle, people are excited for what these legislative proposals could mean for the future of Washington’s broken budget process. Click HERE for highlights of our member and … Continue Reading


January 19, 2024

Chairman Arrington, Bill Sponsors Laud the Passage of Budget Process Reform Bills out of Committee

WASHINGTON D.C. — Yesterday, the House Budget Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Arrington, held a successful markup on several bipartisan legislative proposals aimed at bringing accountability and transparency to Congress’ broken budget process.  All three bills—H.R. 5779, the Fiscal Commission Act of 2024, H.R. 6952, the Fiscal State of the Nation Act, and .R. 6957, the Debt to GDP Transparency and Stabilization Act-passed out of Committee and are one step closer to becoming … Continue Reading

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