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  • Press Release

    Reed Introduces Bill to Preserve Work Requirements in Welfare

    Feb 27, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced the Preserving the Work Requirement for Welfare Act. The legislation prohibits the Obama administration from waiving the work requirement in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. In July 2012, the Obama administration declared it had the authority to waive the work requirement, which has been key to the success of wel... more

  • Blog

    Trade Pacts Will Strengthen Our National Security

    Feb 27, 2015-- The disturbing news from the Pacific is that China continues to beef up construction in disputed territory and spread its brand of “state capitalism.” At the same time, our allies question whether the United States is truly committed to being a world leader. In Europe, Russia continues its belligerence, and Europe is unable to respond effectively because of its dependence on Russian energy. These ... more

  • Opening Statements

    Ryan Opening Statement: Strengthening Medicare and Other Health Care Legislation

    Feb 26, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the following opening statement during the committee markup of a series of health care bills, including the Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act of 2015 introduced by Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-WA). "So before we get started, I wanted to say a few words. The... more

  • Blog

    More Trade Will Help American Farmers and Ranchers Thrive

    Feb 26, 2015-- America's farmers and ranchers will reap enormous benefits from expanding U.S. trade. Rural communities across the country rely heavily on the global economy for their livelihoods, but many of our agricultural exports are hitting trade barriers. That’s why passing trade promotion authority (TPA) is so important. It will help us reach high-standard trade agreements, which will tear down these barri... more

  • Blog

    U.S. Agriculture Groups Support TPA

    Feb 26, 2015-- Farmers and ranchers are rallying behind the bipartisan effort to pass trade promotion authority. Foreign demand for U.S. agriculture products is rapidly increasing, but our exports are hitting trade barriers. Passage of TPA would ensure high-standard trade agreements tear down these barriers and increase export opportunities for U.S. agriculture workers. Here is what agriculture groups had to sa... more

  • Press Release

    Chairman Johnson Lays Out Principles for Disability Insurance Reform

    Feb 25, 2015-- WASHINGTON — In a Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee hearing today, Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) put forth a set of principles that form a commitment to addressing the Disability Insurance trust fund shortfall. Chairman Johnson will use these principles, supported by Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), to guide policy solutions this Congress. As Chairman Johnson said during his openin... more

  • Press Release

    House Passes Bill to Strengthen 529 College-Savings Plans

    Feb 25, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 529, bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Ron Kind (D-WI) that would expand, modernize, and strengthen tax-free 529 college-savings plans. Upon passage, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement. “For many American families, finding a way to pay for college is a mounti... more

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