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  • Republicans Act to Protect the Safety Net from Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee

    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 when taxpayer funds go to the wrong recipient, in the wrong amount, without proper documentation, o... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on April Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement in response to the April jobs report. "I’m glad to see more Americans found jobs and their paychecks grew last month. But there are still more than 8 million people looking for work, and there’s a lot we need to do to turn one strong hiring month into consistent, robust job creation. That’s why the Ways and Means Committee is pursuing reforms to open up markets to American job creators a... Read more

  • Ryan Calls for Passage of Trade Agreements & Reflects on Unrest in Baltimore on CBS’s Face the Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee, Trade

    WASHINGTON —This morning, on CBS's Face the Nation, Wisconsin’s First District Congressman and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke with Bob Schieffer about getting beyond the violence in Baltimore and getting onto fixing the issues plaguing American cities. Congressman Ryan also made the case for trade promotion authority, which is a necessary step to securing the best trade agreements possible with European and Asian nations. Video of Congressman Ryan’s interview is available ... Read more

  • Boustany Opening Statement: Improving TANF to Help More Families Find Work and Escape Poverty
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on ideas to improve welfare programs to help more families find work and escape poverty. “Thank you for coming to today’s hearing on how we can improve welfare to help more families find work and escape poverty. “Before we start, I would like to welcome Congressman Bob Dold to the Subcommittee on Human Resources. He is the newest member on th... Read more

  • GDP Slowdown, Falling Exports Call Out for Action
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on the first-quarter GDP report that showed just 0.2 percent growth and a 7.2 percent drop in American exports. “Families can’t get ahead with an economy stuck in place. This report is all the more reason we need to keep making real reforms that will unleash economic activity and create new jobs, like fixing our tax code. “This report also shows that if we’re not moving ahead on trade, we’re fa... Read more

  • Chairman Boustany Announces Hearing on Ideas to Improve Welfare Programs to Help More Families Find Work and Escape Poverty
    Posted in Hearing Advisory on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources

    Today, Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA) announced that the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “Next Steps for Welfare Reform: Ideas to Improve Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to Help More Families Find Work and Escape Poverty.” The hearing will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. In view of the limited time available, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witne... Read more

  • Evidence-Based Policy: Murray, Ryan Introduce Bill to Expand Data Use in Evaluating Federal Programs, Tax Expenditures
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that they have introduced their Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 and working to pass it this Congress. The bill would establish a 15-member commission to study how best to expand the use of data to evaluate the effectiveness of federal programs and tax expenditures. The commission would also study how best to protect the privacy rights of people who interact with federal agencies ... Read more

  • Boustany and Reichert Applaud Senate Passage of 'Doc Fix' Bill Extending MIECHV Programs through FY 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Human Resources, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which included an extension of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) programs through September 30, 2017. The MIECHV programs fall under the jurisdiction of the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, of which Boustany is the current Chairman and Reichert is th... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on the March Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement in response to the March jobs report: "We're still not meeting our potential. Americans are working harder than ever to get ahead, but there just isn't enough opportunity to go around. So this committee is going to redouble our efforts on the real reforms we need, like tearing down barriers to American exports and cleaning up our tax code. We know we can do better, and we're going to do all we can to cr... Read more

  • Boustany Opening Statement: Expanding Opportunity by Funding What Works
    Posted in Opening Statements on March 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairmain Charles Boustany (R-LA) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing titled, “Expanding Opportunity by Funding What Works: Using Evidence to Help Low-Income Individuals and Families Get Ahead,” the second in a hearing series focused on ways to help move America’s families forward. "Welcome to today's hearing. This is the second in our hearing series on welfare reform topics. Today, we will explore what we kno... Read more