Price Statement on 20th Anniversary of 1996 Welfare Reforms
Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement today in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1996 welfare reforms: “The signing of welfare reform 20 years ago today was an impressive moment in our nation’s history. It enacted policies that have helped millions of Americans. It also showed that government could, in fact, learn from its mistakes and choose to pursue solutions that work over a status quo that was failin...
#RestoringTheTrust for America’s Seniors
Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Medicare and Social Security are going broke. That’s according to the Medicare and Social Security Trustees, as well as the Congressional Budget Office, who have repeatedly warned that these programs are fiscally unsustainable. But there is more to this story. As House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) put it during the Committee’s hearing this week on Restoring the Trust for Americans At or Near Retirement, “unfortunately, the financial well-being of the progr...
Restoring the Trust for America's Most Vulnerable
Posted in Publications on July 6, 2016
With the passage of the Great Society reforms, President Johnson launched America’s War on Poverty and greatly expanded the Nation’s safety net. Yet after half a century and trillions of Federal dollars spent, America is still losing the battle: The rate of poverty has remained essentially unchanged. The safety net programs were intended to assist individuals and families who had fallen on hard times, and help them move back into self-sufficiency. Regrettably, ineffectiveness, fragmentation, dup...
WSJ: The Deficit Rises Again
Posted in Articles on January 25, 2016
Perhaps you’ve heard President Obama’s talking point that the federal budget deficit has fallen by two-thirds on his watch. That overlooks that the deficit first soared on his watch, and then fell thanks largely to the GOP House and modest economic recovery, and that as he leaves office he is going to need one more asterisk: The deficit in 2016 has begun to rise again, in dollars and as a share of the economy. And after he leaves office, it takes off. That was the news Monday in the Congressiona...