Chairman's Press

10.06.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: Social Security Replacement Rates

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its October 6, 2015, issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on Social Security replacement rates. 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: Social Security Replacement Rates Social Security provides monthly cash benefits to retired and disabled… Continue Reading


10.02.15

UPDATED BUDGET BULLETIN: Debt-Limit Debate New Budget Committee and Treasury Forecasts

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today updated its recent issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the debt-limit debate to include new Budget Committee and Treasury forecasts. 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 current Budget Committee forecast is for extraordinary measures to be… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Enzi: Congress Should Pass Annual Spending Bills Instead of Continuing Resolutions

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution, which would fund government agencies through December 11, 2015: "Earlier this year, Congress approved its first joint 10-year balanced budget since 2001. Now one of our top priorities must be to approve fiscally responsible spending legislation to match this sensible blueprint," said Chairman Enzi. "For the first … Continue Reading


09.29.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: 2016 Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its September 29, 2015, issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the 2016 Continuing Resolution, which would fund government agencies through December 11, 2015. 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: 2016 Continuing Resolution With appro… Continue Reading


09.15.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: Fall Debt-Limit Debate

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its September 15, 2015, issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the debt-limit debate. 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 Fall Debt-Limit Debate There is a growing consensus that sometime between November 15 and December 15 of this… Continue Reading


09.10.15

CBO Analysis Shows Senate Committees Adhering to Balanced Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON D.C. - At the request of Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis 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. The CBO analysis shows that the Senate's authorizing committees are in compliance with the balanced budget resolution passed earlier this year. "Today's information from CBO sho… Continue Reading


08.25.15

CBO Report Shows Impact of Budget Caps on Overspending

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) "Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025." Enzi noted that that report shows the positive impact of the budget caps, passed as part of the bipartisan Budget Control Act, on the federal government's overspending. "Today's report from CBO demonstrates the tremendous impact the budget caps approved as part of the Budget C… Continue Reading


08.24.15

Sen. Ayotte Holds Field Hearing with IRS Commissioner to Examine Tax-Related ID Theft

Invites Granite Staters to share experiences with tax identity theft in advance of hearing WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, August 26, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) held a Budget Committee field hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on the IRS' handling of fraudulent tax returns. Ayotte invited Commissioner Koskinen to participate in the hearing in order to hear directly from New Hampshire residents who have been victims of tax-related identity theft or have … Continue Reading


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

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