WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on committee passage of the FY17 budget resolution, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America:

“I commend Chairman Price for passing a responsible, conservative budget that cuts the deficit by $7 trillion and balances within a decade—all without raising taxes. This blueprint also repeals Obamacare, shrinks the EPA, improves Medicare and Medicaid, strengthens our military, and calls for tax reform. It represents our vision for a smaller government and healthier economy, and it's a document that can make all conservatives proud."