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  • Ryan: Troops Deserve Best Equipment on Battlefield and Secure Retirement Back Home
    Feb 11, 2014  - Following today’s vote on S. 25, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “This bill undermines one part of last year’s bipartisan budget agreement. I’m glad it keeps the compensation reforms for federal employees and billions of dollars in commonsense c... More
  • Ryan on State of the Union: ‘I didn’t hear any new ideas’
    Jan 29, 2014  - Fox News No new ideas in the President’s State of the Union address: “Well, I didn’t hear any new ideas, that’s for sure. The only new idea I heard was when the President asked private employers to give all their employees a raise. I thought that was a little odd coming from the President. But knowi... More
  • Don't turn away from reforming military retirement benefits
    Jan 17, 2014  - Op-Ed by Gen. James L. Jones (USMC, retired), Adm. Gregory Johnson (USNA, retired), Major Gen. Arnold Punaro (USMC, retired) and Gen. Charles Wald (USAF, retired) The U.S. military is at a crossroads. We can either properly train and equip our future warriors or maintain overly generous benefits for... More
  • Defend military pension cuts: Our view
    Jan 2, 2014  - By The Editorial Board, USATODAY One of the best things Ronald Reagan did as president was to revamp federal pensions. Reagan foresaw the problems that unaffordable public benefits would cause over time — the same problems now afflicting many cities and states — and was determined to act. As a resul... More
  • 2013 Annual Report to Taxpayers
    Jan 2, 2014  - 2013 Annual Report to Taxpayers on the United States Government. More
  • Why We Must Reform Military Compensation
    Dec 22, 2013  - The Bipartisan Budget Act that Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and I drafted will soon become law. We think it's a small step toward fiscal discipline in Washington. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the bill will reduce the deficit over the next ten years by over $20 billion. And u... More
  • Paul Ryan: 'We owe so much to these men and women who fight for us.'
    Dec 18, 2013  - CNBC’s Kudlow Report In an exclusive interview with Larry Kudlow, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee chairman, discusses the budget deal, the Fed's decision to taper, and veterans' pensions. Larry Kudlow: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is a big winner tonight. The Senate late t... More
  • Ryan Defends Reduction to Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Early Military Retirees
    Dec 15, 2013  - By John McCormack, The Weekly Standard The two-year budget deal crafted by Republican congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic senator Patty Murray sailed through the House of Representatives on a 332-94 vote last Thursday, just two days after it was introduced. If cutting a bipartisan deal is so easy, ... More
  • A Firm Step Forward
    Dec 11, 2013  - By Paul Ryan Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray and I introduced the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. It’s the first budget agreement of its kind since 1986, and I’m proud to support it. This bill will reduce the deficit by $23 billion. It won’t raise taxes. And it will cut spending in a smarter way. It ... More
  • Inside the proposed bipartisan budget deal: Rep. Paul Ryan - It 'moves the ball in the right direction'
    Dec 10, 2013  - This is a rush transcript from Fox News' "On the Record," December 10, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: This is a FOX News alert. A bipartisan budget deal on Capitol Hill. House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Com... More