Speaker's Blog

Life to Its Fullest: A Mother's Day Story

May 06, 2016

As many of us sit down to write our moms cards or honor their memories this Mother’s Day, a range of words undoubtedly come to mind: Kind. Loving. Selfless. Inspiring. But for one mom in particular—a wife, a teacher, a mother of three—there’s another word to add to that list: resilient. Read More

World Trade Month 2016

May 05, 2016

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement in recognition of World Trade Month: Read More

We’re Still Waiting on the IRS to Protect Taxpayer Information

May 05, 2016

Instead of working in good faith the fix these problems, the IRS has resorted to the same tired excuses we’ve heard over and over and over again. Read More

Statement on the National Day of Prayer

May 05, 2016

"Today, we ask God for his wisdom and mercy, and we offer our prayers as one nation. We recognize that our faith is not just a personal right; it is a shared tie that binds us together. God gave this country to all of us, and so all of us owe Him our thanks." Read More

Puerto Rico Default Underlines Need to Prevent Bailout, Pass PROMESA

May 03, 2016

Without congressional action, things in Puerto Rico are going to go from bad to worse. The House bill, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), prevents a federal bailout by taxpayers and is needed to stop the bleeding. Right now, it’s being finalized by the Natural Resources Committee after negotiations with the Treasury Department and additional input from House Republicans. PROMESA is the best hope for Puerto Rico to get to a place where it can pay its debts and get on a path to fiscal health. Read More