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Ryan Opening Statement: Strengthening Medicare and Other Health Care Legislation
February 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 reason we're here today is to strengthen Medicare . . . to make the program work better. That's som... More
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More Trade Will Help American Farmers and Ranchers Thrive
February 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 barriers, open new markets for agricultural exports, and increase take-home pay for U.S. farmers and ranc... More
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U.S. Agriculture Groups Support TPA
February 26, 2015
Farmers and ranchers are rallying behind the bipartisan effort to pass trade promotion authority. Foreign demand for U.S. agriculture products is rap... More
Press Release
Chairman Johnson Lays Out Principles for Disability Insurance Reform
February 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 opening remarks, "This is a commonsense commitment to all Americans." The principles form a commitment tha... More
Press Release
House Passes Bill to Strengthen 529 College-Savings Plans
February 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 mounting challenge. 529s are a great way to save for an education, and we should strengthen these importan... More
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