Oversight

03.16.17

Enzi Statement on President’s Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON D.C. - The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump's Office of Management and Budget released its budget blueprint. "Our nation currently faces massive budget and spending challenges requiring the attention of this new Administration, and improving the effectiveness of the federal government should be job one," Chairman Enzi. "I look forward to working with Director Mulvaney and the Pre… Continue Reading


03.15.17

The Biggest Bank You’ve Never Heard Of

by Senator Mike Enzi

Imagine a financial institution that loans out a trillion dollars to students and families across America, but regularly ignores government regulations and uses questionable accounting practices. On top of that, this institution is actually being run by the federal government. What you have isn't just a terrible idea, it's the largest "bank" in America that the public has never heard of, and it's inside the U.S. Department of Education. While this bank has no shareholders, its stakeholders incl… Continue Reading


03.09.17

Debt Limit Extraordinary Measures

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its March 9, 2017, Budget Bulletin focused on the "extraordinary measures" and financial tools developed by Department of Treasury and used to pay the nation's bills while the federal government considers raising the debt limit. 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 Bullet… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Enzi Asks Dept. of Ed. to Audit Student Loan Data

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, released a letter this week asking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to conduct a comprehensive audit of all student loan-related data maintained by the Department of Education. Last fall, a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that Chairman Enzi requested found that the prior Administration consistently underestimated the projected cost of income driven student loan repayment (IDR), primarily b… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Senate Approves Mick Mulvaney as Director of White House Budget Office

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Senate today approved Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) as the next director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mulvaney received a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 2010 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He has been a vigilant budget hawk during his six years in Congress focused on the question of how we ultimately stop the federal government from overspending, while continuing to fund … Continue Reading


02.09.17

Chairman Enzi Welcomes Senator Strange to Budget Committee

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today welcomed Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) to serve on the Senate Budget Committee during the 115th Congress. "I am pleased to welcome Senator Strange to the Senate Budget Committee," said Chairman Enzi. "The committee will play a critical role this year, from the repeal of Obamacare to setting spending limits for our nation. I look forward to his contributions to make government more effective, efficient and… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Senate Budget Committee Votes to Advance Mulvaney as Director of OMB

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Senate Budget Committee today approved Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mulvaney's nomination will now move to the full Senate for consideration. "We need an OMB director in place with so many pressing budgetary issues requiring the attention of the new Administration," said Chairman Enzi. "Foremost among these is the staggering $20 trillion debt burden America now shoulders. Congress needs an OMB director we ca… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Enzi: Automatic Spending Programs Threaten to Bankrupt America

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a hearing today on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) recent report on the nation's budget and economic outlook, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, shared his concerns about the federal government's automatic spending programs that are growing rapidly, and currently account for almost 70% of the budget. Enzi noted that in less than 20 years, automatic spending will consume all the taxes and revenues the federal government collects. … Continue Reading


01.24.17

Enzi: White House Budget Office Will be Critical To America’s Pressing Fiscal Challenges

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a hearing today considering Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said he would like to see a director of the president's budget office in place as soon as possible. He noted that the nation has many pressing budgetary issues requiring the attention of the new Administration, foremost among these is the staggering $20 trillion debt burden America now sh… Continue Reading


01.13.17

Congress Approves Resolution Clearing the Way for Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congress today approved a resolution, S. Con. Res. 3, which clears the way for consideration of legislation that would fast track repeal of Obamacare. The measure was approved earlier this week by the full Senate. Sponsored by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, the resolution will provide the tools necessary to repeal Obamacare through the budget reconciliation process and allow it to pass with a simple majority in both the Senate and the House. … Continue Reading


01.12.17

Senate Clears the Way for Fast Track Repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Senate today approved a resolution, S. Con. Res. 3, which clears the way for consideration of legislation that would fast track repeal of Obamacare. The measure now moves on to the United States House of Representatives for consideration. Sponsored by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, the resolution will provide the tools necessary to repeal Obamacare through the budget reconciliation process and allow it to pass with a simple … Continue Reading


01.06.17

Learn More About the Repeal Resolution

Click here to learn more about the Repeal Resolution recently introduced in the Senate.… Continue Reading


01.04.17

Enzi: Time to Lift the Burden Obamacare Has Placed on All Americans

WASHINGTON D.C. - As the Senate began debate today on a resolution that will provide the tools necessary to repeal Obamacare, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said Congress must act to repeal this law and provide relief to the millions of Americans. "It is time to lift the burdens and higher costs Obamacare has placed on all Americans," said Chairman Enzi. "The Senate this week is focused on true legislative relief from this law that Americans have long demande… Continue Reading


01.04.17

Enzi Welcomes Gardner, Kennedy and Boozman to Senate Budget Committee

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today welcomed Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), John Kennedy (R-LA) and John Boozman (R-AR) to serve on the Senate Budget Committee in the 115th Congress. "I am pleased to welcome the newest members of the Senate Budget Committee," said Chairman Enzi. "Our committee is poised to play a critical role this year, from the repeal of Obamacare to how best to make government live within its means and set spending limits… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Senate to Begin Debate on Obamacare Repeal Resolution

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today introduced a resolution providing for the repeal of Obamacare, noting that six years after its enactment, Obamacare has clearly failed hardworking Americans. "Americans face skyrocketing premiums and soaring deductibles," said Chairman Enzi. "Insurers are withdrawing from markets across the country, leaving many families with fewer choices and less access to care than they had before - the opposite of wha… Continue Reading


12.19.16

Enzi Statement On Trump Budget Director Nominee U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement today regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump's intention to nominate U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB). "As our nation faces a staggering $20 trillion in debt, I am pleased to see President-elect Trump nominate a fiscal conservative who will help put our nation on a more responsible budgetary path," said… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Senate Chairman Floats Fix for "Broken Budget Process"

by James Arkin

Sen. Mike Enzi, chairman of the Budget Committee, will release a detailed proposal Wednesday to overhaul the congressional budget process and change the way the federal government is funded for the first time in four decades. The Wyoming lawmaker's proposal, obtained exclusively by RealClearPolitics, would move Congress to a two-year appropriations process to prevent annual deadlines, create mandatory floor time to consider appropriations measures in both chambers, and eliminate the possibility… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Enzi Unveils Reforms to Fix America’s Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today unveiled a summary of legislative reforms to fix America's broken budget process that he plans to focus on next year during the 115th Congress. "Hardworking taxpayers are eager for real change. With a new President taking office on January 20th, Congress has an opportunity - and responsibility - to get to work," said Chairman Enzi. "One of our top priorities should be fixing America's broken budget proce… Continue Reading


11.30.16

GAO: Student Loan Cost Projections Doubled; Flawed Estimates Lack Transparency

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released the results of an extensive investigation requested by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, on the cost projections of the Income Driven Repayment (IDR) plans administered by the Department of Education. GAO's report shows that the current cost projections for IDR plans are tens of billions higher than original estimates. GAO also found that the Department of Education used flawed data to e… Continue Reading


11.30.16

GAO: Student Loan Cost Projections Doubled; Flawed Estimates Lack Transparency

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released the results of an extensive investigation requested by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, on the cost projections of the Income Driven Repayment (IDR) plans administered by the Department of Education. GAO's report shows that the current cost projections for IDR plans are tens of billions higher than original estimates. GAO also found that the Department of Education used flawed data to e… Continue Reading

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