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    CBO Affirms What We’ve Known All Along: Reducing National Debt Will Grow the Economy

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–Wis.) steps to reduce the budget would help boost economic growth. Ryan’s 2015 budget proposal contains more than $5 trillion in savings over 10 years and balances by the end of the budget window, leaving a $5 billion surplus in 2024. Ryan’s budget acquires … More

    Ryan Budget’s Transportation Takeaway: Give States More Flexibility and Control

    Why does House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal matter to you? Because it would empower citizens and state and local governments, not remote Washington bureaucrats, to solve the transportation problems—think traffic congestion—that they deal with daily. A crucial reform proposal in the budget involves how transportation projects … More

    Ryan’s Budget on Welfare: Good Steps on Work, but Fails to Approach Total Welfare System

    When it comes to welfare, Paul Ryan’s budget takes some steps in the right direction. It has a work requirement, which is absolutely crucial to welfare reform. However, it fails to address the massive welfare system as a whole, a critical aspect to getting welfare spending back on track. Ryan’s … More

    Religious Freedom in the House Budget

    The budget presented by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) takes a positive view of religious freedom, calling for funding and reforms that advance protection of religious liberty here and abroad. “The United States should promote freedom of religion or belief around the world, given the importance of religious … More

    Ryan Budget: Some Smart Reforms, but Education Spending Continues Apace

    The budget presented by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–Wis.) provides a topline function 500 (spending on education, training, employment, and social services) budget of nearly $74 billion. The $73.9 billion budget ($864 billion over 10 years) makes some important reforms to the federal Pell Grant program. It would … More

    Tackling Welfare: For People and the Corporations They Form

    The first step toward solving a problem is admitting you have a problem. Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) and the House Budget Committee recently took that step with a report detailing the failure of scores of federal welfare programs. But it’s time for a similar focus on a different type of … More

    Paul Ryan: Give Leaders 'Benefit of the Doubt'?

    Google the words “Republican Surrender.” I stopped counting the number of relevant articles after page 10. Google “Democrat Surrender” and by page 3, fewer than half the articles are about congressional Democrats surrendering on anything. When your party has a large majority in the House of Representatives (the body in … More

    Immigration Plan: Trust Obama?

    House Republicans say they are ready to move forward with an immigration reform plan—and it sounds remarkably like amnesty for illegal immigrants. While avoiding key phrases like “path to citizenship,” the ideas put forth by congressional leaders this week would give legal status to people who are here illegally. It … More

    Conservatives to House Republicans: Do Nothing on Immigration Reform

    An influential conservative news outlet is warning House Republicans to abandon their plans on immigration reform this year because President Obama cannot be trusted. The editors of National Review put it bluntly: “Do nothing.” “This is legislative strategy as unforced error,” they wrote. House GOP leaders are on the verge … More

    The Ryan–Murray Budget Deal: Unnecessary Pain for Americans

    The controversial budget deal reached by Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D–WA) has been criticized by experts on both sides of the issue for delaying needed budget reforms. Romina Boccia, Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, discussed the deal with Obama’s car czar Steven … More