Speaker's Blog

Photo: Speaker Ryan Meets with the President (of Italy)

February 11, 2016

Speaker Ryan welcomed Sergio Mattarella, the president of the Italian Republic, to the U.S. Capitol this week for a bipartisan meeting with fellow House leaders. The speaker emphasized the enduring friendship between the Italian and American people. They discussed the path forward on the common security challenges facing Italy and the U.S. in the Middle East and North Africa. Read More

Ash Wednesday

February 10, 2016

For Christians, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a somber season of sacrifice and reflection, meant to emulate Jesus’s 40 days of fasting in the desert before he began his ministry. As we look inward to better ourselves in preparation for Easter, we must also look outward to our world, where hundreds of thousands of Christians are being tortured and killed because of their faith. Today, and every day, we pray with the persecuted, and ask these modern day martyrs to pray for us.  Read More

One Step Closer to New North Korea Sanctions

February 10, 2016

"This dictatorial regime must learn that its actions have consequences." Read More

‘We’re Going to Give People Solutions’

February 10, 2016

“We’re going to give people solutions. We’re going to run on those solutions. So that if we are given the privilege of winning the election based upon these solutions, we will put these solutions in place and get our country back on track." Read More

This is the number that matters

February 10, 2016

You may have heard the news. President Obama submitted his budget to Congress this week, and tucked deep within the 170-page progressive manual, there's a number that has everyone talking (and not in the way you'd want).  Read More