Chairman's Press

08.07.15

Senators Pledge to Work Together on Wildfire Funding

WASHINGTON D.C. - Eleven United States Senators today, led by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), inserted the following statements into the Congressional Record on the need to work together to find a solution to address budget concerns surrounding wildfire funding and fire suppression. In addition to Chairman Enzi, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John Barrasso (R-WY), Jeff Merkley … Continue Reading


08.05.15

New Report Shows Importance of Dynamic Scoring

WASHINGTON D.C. - A new report issued by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the Tax Relief Extension Act of 2015, which would extend certain expired tax provisions, shows the importance of dynamic scoring said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today. The use of dynamic scoring by JCT and CBO allows the full economic impact of the legislation to be included in the deliberative process as Congress considers taking action. The report w… Continue Reading


07.30.15

SENATORS McCAIN & ENZI INTRODUCE THE USA ACT TO SAVE BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS

Washington, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today introduced the USA Act, legislation that would implement recommendations included in the Government Accountability Office's annual duplication report to reduce waste and create efficiencies throughout the federal government. One of the key savings in this legislation would be the replacement of the dollar bill with the more sustainable and efficient dollar coin, which is estimated … Continue Reading


07.30.15

Enzi: U.S. needs to learn from Greek crisis before it is too late

Washington, D.C. - With Greece sinking from the financial weight of its excessive government debt, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., wants to know what lessons can be learned so that America doesn't find itself in a similar financial disaster. Questioning Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Enzi said he knows from experience that solving problems early is usually less expensive than solving problems late. "Currently Greece … Continue Reading


07.30.15

Highway Funding Bill Contains Key Budget Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. - At the request of Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), the long-term highway funding legislation approved by the United States Senate contains a key budget reform that, if enacted, would ensure funds are spent only on transportation priorities. The budget reform provision included in the Highway Trust Fund bill is an important first step to help ensure unused funding authority will not be used for non-transportation purposes or become a budget gimmick for more gov… Continue Reading


07.29.15

Chairman Enzi Announces Senate Budget Committee Staff

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Senate Budget Committee and Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today announced the current staff of the committee, including new hires and promotions. Eric Ueland - Staff DirectorEric Ueland graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1988 and worked at The American Spectator magazine before joining the Senate Republican Policy Committee staff in 1989 under Senator Bill Armstrong (R-CO). He served in a variety of positions at the committee before becoming deputy chief of staf… Continue Reading


07.27.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: Appropriations Status Report – FY 2016 Budget and Spending Bills

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its July 28, 2015 issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the FY 2016 Balanced Budget Resolution and its role in the appropriations process. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: The FY 16 Budget and Allocations In Congress, the budget re… Continue Reading


07.14.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: Enforcing the FY 2016 Balanced Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its July 14, 2015 issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on enforcing the FY 2016 Balanced Budget Resolution approved earlier this year. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: In May, a Republican-led Congress approved the first 10-year balan… Continue Reading


07.13.15

Enzi Requests CBO Report on Current Impact of Balanced Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON D.C. - At the request of Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report for July 2015 that tracks the budgetary impact of enacted legislation against the FY 2015 deemed budget resolution and the FY 2016 balanced budget resolution recently approved by Congress. CBO will release similar reports after each recess work period to provide a status update on Congress' progress against the budget resolution plan, which the Chairman w… Continue Reading


07.10.15

Enzi: U.S. Must Learn From Greek Crisis Before It Is Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With Greece sinking from the financial weight of its excessive government debt, Budget Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), wants to know what lessons can be learned so that America doesn't find itself in a similar financial disaster. Questioning Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Enzi said he knows from experience that solving problems early is usually less expensive than solving problems late. "Currently Gre… Continue Reading


06.25.15

Enzi statement on the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo). issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's King v. Burwell decision: "For too long, the debate over health care has placed politics before the best interests of patients. No matter the court's ruling, it is time for Democrats and Republicans to deliver what the president promised but ultimately failed to deliver. We need a health system that expands coverage and promotes quality patient-centered care, while actually… Continue Reading


06.24.15

Senate Budget Committee Approves Toomey Bill to Boost Funds for Crime Victims

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Senate Budget Committee today approved legislation, sponsored by Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), that would direct hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funds to victims of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes. The bill, S.1495 - Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2015, ensures that money deposited into the Crime Victims Fund will go to crime victims, not to other discretionary spending. Each year, the Fairness for Victims of Crime Act will ens… Continue Reading


06.23.15

Enzi: True Regulatory Reform Can Help All Americans Grow and Prosper

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today, during a joint hearing with the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on regulatory reform, said Congress has a responsibility to help make it easier for hardworking Americans to grow their businesses or advance in their jobs, instead of worrying about inefficient and ineffective regulations. "The burden of government regulation continues to grow for each and every American," said Chairman Enzi. "If … Continue Reading


06.23.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: Reconciliation and the 2016 Budget Process

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its June 23rd issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the reconciliation process, which could soon be used for the first time in more than five years. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: Reconciliation is a fast-track procedure designed… Continue Reading


06.19.15

CBO: Repealing President’s Health Care Law Will Increase Economic Growth

WASHINGTON D.C. - The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today found that repealing the President's health care law would boost the nation's economy by increasing labor supply and grow the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to a notable degree. In a response to a request by the Senate Budget Committee and Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) on the effect the President's health law has on the economy, CBO determined that repealing the law will increase economic growth. "CBO has determined … Continue Reading


06.17.15

Enzi: Rapidly Growing Debt Threatens America’s Economic Future

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a hearing today on a report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) focused on the fiscal challenges facing the country, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said that the nation's long-term fiscal outlook was threatened by America's growing debt. "It is clear from CBO's analysis that rapidly growing public sector debt threatens America's economic future," said Chairman Enzi. "Congress must take action now to boost our economic growth, r… Continue Reading


06.11.15

Budget Committee to Hold June 17 Hearing on CBO’s Long Term Fiscal Outlook for Nation

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, will hold a hearing Wednesday, June 17, 2015 on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) analysis of the federal government's deepening fiscal challenges. CBO Director Keith Hall will be the witness. The hearing can be streamed here. WHAT: Hearing on CBO's Long Term Fiscal Outlook for the Nation and Analysis of Federal Government's Deepening Fiscal Challenges WHO: Keith Hall, Director - Congressi… Continue Reading


06.09.15

Chairman Enzi: Rein in America’s Dangerous Debt to Strengthen Our National Security

WASHINGTON D.C. - As the Senate continues to debate national security issues and defense funding, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today highlighted the threat America's growing debt poses to our national security, and the role a balanced budget can play to help keep our nation safe while strengthening our military. "The balanced budget resolution recently approved by Congress recognizes the responsibility that the federal government has to defend the nati… Continue Reading


06.09.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: Defense Spending, BCA Caps and OCO Funding in FY 2016 Budget

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its June issue of the Budget Bulletin, focused on defense spending, the Budget Control Act and overseas contingency operations (OCO) funds. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: The balanced budget resolution's rationale for adhering to th… Continue Reading


06.04.15

Budget Committee to Hold PA Field Hearing on June 8 to Focus on Crime Victims Fund

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will preside at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee in Southeast Pennsylvania regarding his legislation to restore fairness to the Crime Victims Fund. The hearing will be held on Monday, June 8 at 10 am at the Villanova University School of Law in Radnor Township. The Crime Victims Fund supports services to victims of crime, through direct compensation to victims and by funding Child Advocacy Centers, domestic violence shelters, rape c… Continue Reading

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