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  • Press Release

    Kline, Ryan, Upton Respond to King v. Burwell Oral Arguments

    Mar 4, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Chairmen John Kline (R-MN), Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Fred Upton (R-MI) responded to today’s Supreme Court oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case. The chairmen, who attended this morning’s oral arguments, are leading the House Republican working group to develop a plan to replace the president’s health care law over the long term and protect Americans affected by the decision in this ... more

  • Press Release

    Kline, Ryan, and Upton Op-Ed: An Off-Ramp from Obamacare

    Mar 3, 2015-- Wall Street Journal op-ed On Wednesday the Supreme Court will take on yet another legal challenge to the president’s health-care law, when the justices hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell. If the court rules against the administration, as any fair reading of the law would demand, millions of individuals and families will hit a major roadblock: They’ll be stuck with health insurance designed by... more

  • Press Release

    Chairman Ryan on Fox: 'We have an obligation to offer an alternative' to Obamacare

    Mar 3, 2015-- WASHINGTON — This morning, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke to Fox News about the “off-ramp from Obamacare” that he, along with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN), proposed this morning in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. The plan comes as the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Wedne... more

  • 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

  • Blog

    Former Agriculture Secretaries Support Trade Promotion Authority

    Feb 27, 2015-- As we pointed out yesterday, expanding trade will help American farmers and ranchers thrive. Today, a bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries echoed this message in an open letter to Congress: As former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture, we know firsthand the importance of trade to America's farm and ranch families. Access to export markets is vital for increasing sales and supporti... 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

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