House Budget Committee
Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee, listens during the 2013 Fiscal Summit at Mellon Auditorium May 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. Public and private leaders attended the summit to discus solving the problems caused by the a financial crisis in the US economy and the state of the US federal budget.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said that he thought the parties were too far apart on the question of overhauling major entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid, saying this would prevent a major deal from being concluded.
Prominent politicians — including Olli Rehn of the European Commission and Representative Paul D. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee — cited it as a reason to try to impose major budget cuts.
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