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Chairman Paul Ryan
  • Press Release

    Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce Members Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Strengthen Medicare Advantage Program

    May 21, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, members on both sides of the aisle of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced four bills to improve the Medicare Advantage (MA) program for seniors. The four bipartisan bills are: H.R. 2506, the Seniors’ Health Care Plan Protection Act of 2015, introduced by Ways and Means members Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Rep. Charles Range... more

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    Republicans Act to Protect the Safety Net from Abuse

    May 21, 2015-- WASHINGTON — This week, Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced a series of bills to strengthen the integrity of the unemployment insurance (UI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. SSI provides monthly checks to low-income disabled and elderly individuals. Like the UI program, it wastes billions of taxpayer dollars in improper payments. These payments occur... more

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    House Passes Permanent R&D Tax Credit

    May 20, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015, legislation introduced by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) to make permanent the research and development tax credit. On passage, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement. "The R&D tax credit promotes innovation in our country by rewarding peopl... more

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    Roskam Opening Statement: The Use of Administrative Actions in ACA Implementation

    May 20, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on the use of administrative actions in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. "Good morning and welcome to our hearing. Today we’re going to look at 'administrative actions'—that is—unilateral actions by the President and the Executive Branch as... more

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    Ryan Applauds Committee Approval of Evidence-Based Policy Bill

    May 19, 2015-- WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015, legislation he introduced earlier this year along with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). "We need to look at the evidence when we make policy because we need to know what work... more

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    Brady Opening Statement: Ideas to Improve Competition in the Medicare Program

    May 19, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on ideas to improve competition in the Medicare program. "Welcome to today's hearing on improving competition within the important Medicare program. This is the first in a series of hearings this summer and fall to identify solutions to saving Medicare for t... more

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    House Passes Short-Term Highway Extension

    May 19, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act. Upon passage, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement. "The highway trust fund has enough money to pay for projects through the end of July, but its legal authority to spend that money expires at the end of this month. I would have preferred to ... more

 

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