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  • Ryan: Obama’s Budget Has Gone ‘Farther to the Left’
    Mar 4, 2014  - On March 4, First District Congressman Paul Ryan spoke with guest host Martha McCallum of Fox News’s The Kelly File about the President’s budget and the House Budget Committee’s report on the War on Poverty. Excerpts of Congressman Ryan’s responses follow. click to watch video The President’s Budget... More
  • Ryan Nominates First District Students for Service-Academy Appointments
    Feb 20, 2014  - JANESVILLE—Today, Congressman Paul Ryan announced he has nominated 15 students from the First Congressional District for the U.S. service academies. Every applicant to a service academy must obtain a nomination from an authorized source, such as a member of Congress. The admissions process is highly... More
  • 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