Chairman's Press

09.17.20

Enzi Budget Process Reform Bill Labeled as “No Brainer” to Pass by Fiscal Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation to reform the budget process sponsored by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and cosponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was included in an annual list of "No Brainer" bills that deserve passage by Congress. The list is compiled by the National Taxpayers Union and is made up of bills that have bipartisan support and provide a commonsense solution to a real problem. The bill, S.2765, the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Ac… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Enzi: Eliminating Duplication and Overlap in Housing Programs Can Help Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a roundtable to examine federal housing assistance programs, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today said the federal government's current approach to housing assistance is falling short and that Congress should initiate a review and take steps to improve this system. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found housing assistance is fragmented across 160 programs and activities, with significant areas of duplication and overlap. "With programs… Continue Reading


08.06.20

New GAO Report Shows Need to Improve Federal Financial Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released a new report showing that while the federal government has made progress in federal financial management because of the Chief Financial Officers Act, serious challenges remain in achieving effective fiscal improvements across the government. GAO recommended several actions Congress could take to address these issues. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) sponsored S. 3287 - the CFO Vision Act to address thes… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senate Confirms Derek Kan as Deputy Director of White House Budget Office

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Senate today confirmed Derek Kan as the deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Senate earlier this month confirmed Russell Vought to be Director of OMB. "Mr. Kan has the necessary experience for this key position at OMB, and I am glad he is willing to serve in this important role," said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY). Mr. Kan currently serves as the Executive Associate Director of the White House's Bu… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Financial Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today approved Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Mark Warner's legislation (D-VA) to strengthen federal financial management. The bill would update the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990, which created a new foundation for federal financial management. The law established a financial management leadership structure, provided for long-range planning, and required audited financia… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Enzi Calls on Congress to Spend Responsibly on Next Pandemic Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a speech on the Senate floor today, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, called on Congress to be mindful of the nation's unsustainable fiscal debt and deficit as lawmakers tackle a new bill to address the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. "I recognize the unprecedented crisis presented by COVID-19 and I supported the necessary response," said Chairman Enzi. "When this crisis abates, and it will, the federal government cannot afford to return to t… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Committee Approves Derek Kan as Deputy Director of White House Budget Office


07.20.20

Senate Approves Russell Vought as Director of White House Budget Office

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Senate today approved Russell Vought as the next director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Director Vought was currently serving as Acting Director of OMB, and was previously confirmed as the agency's Deputy Director. "I am pleased to see Mr. Vought confirmed to this vital position at OMB because of the many pressing fiscal issues facing our nation," said Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. "His role w… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Chairman Enzi: America Must Work to Tackle Its Mounting Debt and Deficits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a nomination hearing for Derek Kan to be the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today said that the nation must begin working to address its growing debt and deficits. "Our nation continues to confront an unprecedented crisis, both health and economic, from the COVID virus," Chairman Enzi said. "Responding to this crisis makes the OMB's work more important than ever, especially as… Continue Reading


06.15.20

Chairman Enzi Fights to Make Parks Legislation Fiscally Responsible

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today raised a budget point of order under the Senate's pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rule against the Great American Outdoors Act, which would increase the deficit by more than $17 billion over the next 10 years. "This bill is just the latest in an unprecedented spending spree Congress has been on for the past year," said Chairman Enzi. "During this fiscal year we have already run up a deficit of $1.9 trillion, more than twice the … Continue Reading


06.11.20

Budget Committee Approves Vought as Director of White House Budget Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Budget Committee today voted to approve Russell T. Vought to be director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Vought currently serves as Acting Director of OMB and was previously approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee earlier this week. His nomination now moves on to the full Senate for consideration. "The Office of Management and Budget is playing a key role in responding to the pandemic crisis and that… Continue Reading


06.08.20

Chairman Enzi: It’s time to fix our national parks, but we must do so responsibly

Washington, D.C. - Our national parks are an important source of pride for our country, but unfortunately they are in desperate need of repair and maintenance that will cost nearly $12 billion, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. Speaking on the Senate floor today, Enzi advocated for an amendment to the Great American Outdoors Act, which aims to address the maintenance backlog in our national parks. However, Enzi said the Great American Outdoors Act "represents a one-time fix that is ne… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Chairman Enzi: Congress May Not Have the Tools for the Next Fiscal Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a nomination hearing for the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today said that he is increasingly concerned that the nation will not have the fiscal tools to address the next fiscal crisis. "While addressing the current pandemic was necessary, I remain concerned about the nation's fiscal health, because while we had the financial tools to address this crisis this time, we should not assu… Continue Reading


04.16.20

White House selects Enzi for task force to reopen economy

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., released the following statements after agreeing to serve on President Trump's task force dedicated to reopening the economy. "I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Administration on this task force to address when and how we can begin to restart our economy," Enzi said. "This virus has closed businesses, which in turn lay off employees. It has closed schools. It has changed every aspect of our dai… Continue Reading


03.12.20

Chairman Enzi: Congress Must Take Steps Toward a Sustainable Fiscal Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a hearing focused on the nation's fiscal health, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today said that Congress must take concrete steps toward a sustainable fiscal future before it is too late. The Committee heard from Gene Dodaro, the Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), on the agency's annual update on the fiscal health of the nation. "As the deficit grows and we borrow even more money to … Continue Reading


02.25.20

Chairman Enzi: Bipartisan Budget Reforms Can Improve Fiscal Transparency and Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a summit focused on ways to fix the nation's broken budget process, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today highlighted bipartisan legislation to reform the budget process and encourage bipartisan collaboration in order to tackle our growing debt and deficits. The bill, S.2765, the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act, would provide a more orderly, deliberative budget process focused on long-term fiscal planning, while also improving fiscal transp… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Bipartisan Bill Would Strengthen Federal Financial Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen federal financial management by updating the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990. The CFO Act created a new foundation for federal financial management and established a fiscal management reporting and leadership structure. The legislation, S. 3287, is cosponsored by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), David Perdue (R-GA), and … Continue Reading


02.12.20

CBO Shows Explosive Growth in Cost of Income Driven Repayment for Student Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a new report that shows the cost projections for income driven repayment (IDR) plans surging, which will ultimately cost the federal government more than $200 billion over the next decade. The report also found that more than half of the loans are expected to be forgiven, instead of fully repaid. The report was requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Co… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Chairman Enzi's Statement On President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today on the President's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal: "Presidents' budgets are a reflection of Administration priorities, but in the end, they are just a list of suggestions, as the power of the purse rests with Congress," said Chairman Enzi. "Bipartisan consensus will be necessary to bring our debt and deficits under control. I hope to work with my colleagues on both side… Continue Reading


02.06.20

Enzi: Expired Programs Cost Govt. Hundreds of Billions of Dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) said federal programs with expired authorizations are costing the government hundreds of billions of dollars every year, after a new report was issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). CBO analyzed all the programs and activities funded by Congress through the annual appropriations process and found that hundreds have authorizations that expired or will expire this fiscal year. CBO found that the federal government is … Continue Reading

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