House GOP Budget

With control of both Chambers of Congress, Republicans have a responsibility to pass a budget plan. However, House Republicans remain deeply divided and have been unable to bring a budget resolution to the House Floor months after the April 15 deadline to complete work on a budget. Instead of meeting their responsibility to pass a budget, Republicans have moved ahead with the appropriations process to fund government agencies without agreeing on a plan for how much should be spent. A bipartisan budget agreement on the total funding number – one that lifts the sequester level spending caps – will be necessary for any spending measure to become law. House Democrats will continue to call for a bipartisan budget agreement that allows us to adequately invest in our nation’s future without including unrelated and controversial policy riders.

House GOP Budget Related

Every American will be affected by this vote. Not just the 20 million people who will lose their insurance immediately, 30 million total lose their insurance. 


The budget resolution introduced today by Senate Republicans represents a brazenly cynical use of the federal budget process to advance the political aim of repealing the Affordable Care Act.  


This week, the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that funds the government through April 28. 


While I believe the House took the appropriate action today to prevent another unnecessary government shutdown, I believe that passing yet another continuing resolution is not the right approach to funding our government.  


As the Republican-led 114th Congress comes to an end, it’s clear that this Congress has become yet another closed, unproductive, do-nothing Congress.


House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of the Congressional Budget Office's Long-Term Budget Outlook.


House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on House Republicans abandoning the budget process and bringing appropriations bills to the Floor this week without a budget.



At Speaker Ryan’s town hall with millennials at Georgetown University this afternoon, he posed a key question for the American people and pitched his “Confident America” agenda. From Morning Consult:

“House Speaker Paul Ryan received some nervous laughter at Georgetown University on Wednesday when he posed the following question to students: ‘Why support Republicans?’”


As our friends in the press get ready to cover Speaker Ryan’s town hall with millennials at Georgetown University this afternoon, your ever-helpful Whip press shop has put together a few questions you could ask the Speaker:


Doesn’t seem like it. During colloquy today, Whip Hoyer asked Leader McCarthy when Republicans intend to bring their budget to the Floor. Leader McCarthy’s response? Click here to find out.  


In the six months he’s been in charge, Speaker Paul Ryan has struggled with deep divisions among his Members, preventing the House from being able to accomplish much of anything. The GOP conference is as divided and dysfunctional as ever and has failed to address any of the critical issues facing America, such as passing a budget, addressing public health emergencies like Zika, Flint, and opioid addiction, and providing Puerto Rico with relief. Politico said it best this morning: