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10.17.17

Senate Begins Debate on FY 2018 Budget Resolution Supporting Tax Reform to Help American Families

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Senate today began debate on the FY 2018 Budget Resolution focused on providing Congress with the tools it needs to enact tax reform to grow America's economy and strengthen hardworking families and small businesses. Senate Budget Committee chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) said after years of stagnant growth, it is clear that the nation needs a simpler, fairer, and more transparent tax system that will leave more dollars in the pockets of hardworking families. "Thi… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Senate panel advances budget, a key step for tax reform

by NIV ELIS

The Senate Budget Committee on Thursday advanced a budget resolution that would help pave the way for Republicans to pass a tax reform bill without Democratic support.The resolution passed 12-11 along strict party lines and is expected to be taken up on the Senate floor in two weeks. The Senate is not in session next week. Though the budget ostensibly lays out spending plans for the fiscal year, the budget document's central purpose, as reflected by the committee's debate, was to open the recon… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Senate Budget Committee advances 2018 budget plan

by David Sherfinski

The Senate Budget Committee advanced its 2018 fiscal blueprint on Thursday, moving forward on Republican plans to fast-track a tax reform package hours after the full House passed its own 2018 spending outline. The approximately $1 trillion spending plan for 2018 that advances to the Senate floor projects a $641 billion deficit for the current fiscal year, but anticipates that a combination of trillions of dollars in spending cuts and economic growth will produce a surplus in 10 years. But mor… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Committee Approves FY 2018 Budget Resolution Supporting Tax Reform to Help American Families

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Senate Budget Committee, chaired by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), today approved the FY 2018 Budget Resolution focused on providing Congress with the tools it needs to enact tax reform to grow America's economy and strengthen hardworking families and small businesses. The full Senate is expected to consider the committee's budget proposal in the coming weeks. "This budget is a step towards a brighter future," said Chairman Enzi. "It reflects the belief that many… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Enzi: Senate Budget is First Step in Tax Reform Process to Jumpstart America’s Economy

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today said Congress should focus on growing America's economy through tax policies that put more money in the hands of hardworking Americans as the committee began consideration of the Senate's FY 2018 Budget Resolution. "Our nation needs a simpler, fairer, and more transparent tax system that will leave more dollars in the pockets of working families," said Chairman Enzi. "This budget will put in motion a proc… Continue Reading


10.03.17

Senate Budget Committee to Mark Up FY 2018 Budget Resolution, Oct. 4 and Oct. 5

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Senate Budget Committee will mark up the Senate's FY 2018 Budget Resolution on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 and Thursday, October 5, 2017. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:30pm in room SD-608, and the consideration of amendments will be scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:00am in room SH-216. WHAT: Full Committee Markup of the Senate Budget Resolution for FY 2018 WHEN andWHERE: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Opening S… Continue Reading


09.29.17

Enzi Unveils FY 2018 Budget Resolution Supporting Pro-Growth Tax Reform to Help American Families

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today unveiled the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution focused on providing Congress with the tools it needs to enact tax reform to grow America's economy and strengthen hardworking families and small businesses. Enzi released the budget in conjunction with new bipartisan committee rules approved earlier this year focused on more orderly, meaningful and transparent consideration of budget resolutions in the commi… Continue Reading


07.25.17

Enzi statement on Senate vote to proceed on health care bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., made the following statement after the Senate voted on the motion to proceed to the Senate health care proposal: "I have said from the beginning that we need to fix America's health care system in order to help those struggling under the failures of Obamacare. The vote on the motion to proceed today provides us with an opportunity to do just that," Enzi said. "Health care is not a simple issue, but no matter how difficult it is, we need to find… Continue Reading


07.20.17

CBO: Better Care Reconciliation Act Lowers Premiums, Reduces Federal Deficit, Saves Billions of Dollars

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released an analysis of the Better Care Reconciliation Act. CBO estimates that the updated proposal would lower premiums by 30 percent by 2020 when compared to current law, while also lowering taxes for hardworking families and providing more than $419 billion in on-budget deficit reduction. Specifically, the CBO analysis finds that the revised draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act: Lowers premiums by 30% in 2020 compared to c… Continue Reading


07.14.17

GAO Finds Eligibility Rules for Low-Income Assistance Programs “Complex” and “Burdensome”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At the request of Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined eligibility rules for six major federal low-income assistance programs and found these rules to be unduly complex and confusing to applicants and administratively burdensome to federal agencies. In FY 2015, federal funding for these programs was nearly $540 billion. "This GAO study highlights the need for more efficient and effective government," said Chair… Continue Reading


06.26.17

CBO: Senate Health Care Bill Provides Lower Premiums and Saves Billions in Reduced Taxes

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its preliminary analysis of the draft Senate health care proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, stating that the draft bill would lower premiums by 30 percent when compared with current law, while also lowering taxes for hardworking families and providing more than $331 billion in on-budget deficit reduction. In a previous analysis, CBO found that repeal of the Obamacare law would boost the economy by encouraging more… Continue Reading


06.26.17

Unhealthy acts (Unauthorized Programs)

by Cal Thomas

Is there anyone who can point to the "Affordable Care Act" (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven years ago? Insurers are pulling out of the exchanges, premiums and related costs are going up, not down, as supporters of the misnamed law claimed they would. Many people who like their doctors are not being allowed to keep their doctors. In a Facebook post last week, Obama himself didn't even bother to defend Obamacare. Instead, he criticized a proposed … Continue Reading


06.22.17

Enzi Statement on Senate Health Care Proposal

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today made the following statement after Senate Republicans released their discussion draft of legislation to stabilize health insurance markets and bring down health care premiums: "After months of hard work, Senate Republicans are proposing solutions to address the challenges to health care created by Obamacare that are affecting millions of hardworking families," said Chairman Enzi. "Senate Democratic lead… Continue Reading


06.14.17

Budget Committee Approves Vought as Deputy Director of White House Budget Office

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Senate Budget Committee approved the nomination of Russell T. Vought to be Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mr. Vought must also be approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and then can be considered by the full Senate. "The White House Budget Office plays a critical role in managing government-wide functions, such as agency rulemaking, contracting, grants management, financial management, informatio… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Enzi Tells Sec. Mnuchin To Focus on Nation’s Skyrocketing Debt and Underperforming Economy

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that it was critical for his department to focus on addressing America's mammoth national debt and boosting economic growth, during a hearing today on the President's fiscal year 2018 budget request. "The Department of Treasury has responsibility for fostering our nation's economic growth and ensuring fiscal stability across our financial system, and our country… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Enzi Statement on Nominee to be Deputy Director of White House Budget Office

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today made the following statement during a hearing on the nomination of Russell T. Vought to be Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). "There is a real need to ensure all of the leadership positions at the White House Budget Office are filled because the president's budget is just one step in the process of putting America on a better and more sustainable fiscal path," said C… Continue Reading


06.07.17

President’s FY 18 Budget: Economic Growth Policies

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released the third in a series of analyses of the President's FY 2018 Budget submission. The June 7, 2017, Budget Bulletin is focused on Economic Growth Policies as part of the President's fiscal year 2018 Budget request. 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. Excerp… Continue Reading


06.06.17

House Health Care Bill Text Complies with Senate Reconciliation Process

WASHINGTON D.C. - The health care bill passed by the House of Representatives, H.R. 1628 - the American Health Care Act of 2017, providing for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, complies with the Senate reconciliation process. After the House transmits H.R. 1628 to the Senate, the Senate Majority Leader will have the ability to bring up the legislation under the provisions of reconciliation, which include: a non-debatable motion to proceed that only requires a simple majority vote; no fil… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Enzi: President’s Budget Recognizes Nation’s Challenging Fiscal Situation

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a hearing on the President's fiscal year 2018 budget request, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today said that by submitting a balanced budget request, the President recognizes the challenging financial situation the nation is in. "I appreciate that the President and Director Mulvaney recognize the challenging financial situation the United States is in by attempting to do the first balanced budget submitted by a president in years," sa… Continue Reading


05.24.17

President’s FY 18 Budget - Mandatory Spending Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released the second in a series of analyses of the President's FY 2018 Budget submission. The May 24, 2017, Budget Bulletin is focused on Mandatory Spending Proposals as part of the President's fiscal year 2018 Budget request. 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. E… Continue Reading

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