Chairman Paul Ryan to Deliver the Weekly Republican Address
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, April 28. Chairman Ryan will highlight Republicans’ Path to Prosperity budget, which cuts government spending to protect hardworking taxpayers, strengthens health and retirement security, and lifts the crushing burden of debt. The address will come nearly three years to the day since the Democratic-run Senate last passed a budget, a failure of governing that has contributed to the ‘stimulus’ spending binge that is hurting our economy.
“Republicans’ Path to Prosperity budget continues our commitment to promote a better environment for job creation and address the crushing debt that hangs over our economy like a wet blanket,” Speaker Boehner said. “Rather than join us in offering credible solutions, President Obama is proposing more spending and higher taxes, while Senate Democrats haven’t passed a budget in nearly three years. The greatest threat to our economy and our future is doing nothing.”
“A budget is the most basic function of government, and the Senate’s refusal to prioritize government spending for three full years is especially perilous given the debt-fueled economic crisis staring us in the face,” Chairman Ryan said. “This unserious approach to budgeting has serious consequences for Americans families. In the wake of the Senate’s latest failure, and the President’s decision to hunker down in campaign mode, House Republicans will continue to do the work Americans sent us here to do: ensuring that we keep the American promise of leaving our children with a stronger nation and greater opportunity than our parents gave us.”
Born and raised in the community of Janesville, Paul Ryan is a fifth-generation Wisconsin native. Currently serving his 7th term as a Member of Congress, Paul works to address the many important issues affecting Wisconsin residents and serve as an effective advocate for the 1st Congressional District. He is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he works to bring fiscal discipline and accountability to the federal government, and a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Social Security, health care and trade laws. Paul has put forward a specific plan to tackle our looming fiscal crisis, driven by the explosion of entitlement spending. “The Path to Prosperity” helps spur job creation today, stops spending money the government doesn’t have, and lifts the crushing burden of debt. This plan puts the budget on the path to balance and the economy on the path to prosperity. Paul is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville and earned a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio. Paul and his wife Janna live in Janesville with their children, daughter Liza and sons Charlie and Sam.