Oversight

05.23.11

As Details Emerge On Dem Budget Plan, Sessions Previews New Committee Analysis On Deficit Reduction

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, made the following comments today as details began to emerge about the composition of the Senate Democrat budget, which has yet to be presented publicly. News reports have indicated that the balance of tax increases to spending cuts is likely to be as heavy as 1-to-1. Sessions previewed a new Budget Committee analysis of available research that shows that countries that turn to spending cuts, rather than ta… Continue Reading


05.23.11

Sessions Responds To Report That Senate Dem Budget Will Have More Taxes Than Savings

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following comment today after news reports surfaced that the not-yet-public Democrat budget will tax more than it saves: "I am troubled by reports that the Senate Democrat budget will tax more than it saves-cutting only $1.5 trillion over ten years at a time when then this year's deficit alone will reach that high. Our committee will soon release an analysis conclusively showing that countries p… Continue Reading


05.23.11

In Light Of ‘Gang of Six’ Developments, Sessions Tells Democrat Leaders That Budget Blockade Must End

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following comment today after news reports revealed that budget negotiations among the ''Gang of Six'' may have hit an impasse. Democrat leaders have used these negotiations as a pretext for not moving forward with the Senate budget process weeks after the statutory deadline has passed. With the nation heading towards fiscal crisis, Sessions stressed that Senate Democrats must stop obstructing th… Continue Reading


05.23.11

Joint Statement From Senate Budget Committee Republicans Marking 750 Days Since Senate Dems Have Passed A Budget

WASHINGTON-All 11 Republican members of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee-Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)-issued the following joint statement today on the failure of Senate Democrats to produce a budget this year or pass one in 750 days… Continue Reading


05.23.11

Sessions Replies To Conrad Announcement On Democrat Budget

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following comment today in response to the announcement by Senate Democrats that a budget markup will be indefinitely "deferred": "I appreciate that Senator Conrad has recognized the serious concerns that I, my Republican colleagues, and millions of Americans have over the decision of the Democrat-led Senate to not pass a budget in the last 750 days, to not present a budget at all this year, and… Continue Reading


05.23.11

Sessions And Ayotte, Joined By All GOP Senators, Press Reid For Action On Stalled Senate Budget

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), the newest member of the Budget Committee, authored a letter signed by all 47 Republican senators pressing Majority Leader Reid for action on the stalled FY2012 Senate budget. Though it requires only 51 votes, Senate Democrats have not passed a budget in 754 days, during which time the nation has accumulated approximately $3.2 trillion in new gross debt. This year, Senate Democ… Continue Reading


05.16.11

Fact-Based Budgeting: Sessions Presents Research on Deficit Reduction To Senate Colleagues

WASHINGTON-----U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, wrote to his colleagues in the Senate today, on both sides of the aisle, to share a white paper produced by his Budget Committee staff that thoroughly reviewed and analyzed a large body of empirical research over how other nations have successfully, or unsuccessfully, confronted their deficits and debt. The white paper conclusively demonstrates that nations who have relied on spending cuts, rather than … Continue Reading


05.16.11

Sessions Reacts to Sobering Reports on Social Security and Medicare, Inability of Senate Dems to Present Budget Plan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, made the following statement today after the Social Security and Medicare Trustees issued their annual reports on the financial status of the two programs, which show the projected insolvency date of Social Security has moved up to 2036 from 2037 and the insolvency date for Medicare has leaped from 2024 from 2029 in 2010's report: "Today's news that Social Security and Medicare will become insolvent even s… Continue Reading


12.13.10

Issue 5a&b: Government-sponsored Enterprises


09.29.10

Issue 4: NASA Funding Uncertainty


06.09.10

Issue 3: Oil Spill Tax


05.26.10

Issue 2a&b: 2011 Budget Resolution?


05.12.10

Issue 1a&b: Reconciliation


11.03.09

Issue 8: Corrected Highway Edition and 2009 Deficit


10.27.09

Issue 7a&b: Expanded Highway Edition


06.25.09

Issue 6a&b: Financial Intervention Summary


06.19.09

Issue 5: CBO & Health Reform


05.20.09

Issue 4: Second Supplemental


05.05.09

Issue 3: The Recession's Impact on SS & Medicare Finances


04.23.09

Issue 2: Deficit Neutral Reserve Funds

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