Speaker's Blog

President Is Now Required to Present a Plan to Defeat ISIS

November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House of Representatives in a vote of 370-58 on November 5, 2015: Read More

The Road to Regular Order, by the Numbers

November 25, 2015

“Regular order.” You hear that phrase a lot in these parts, but what does it mean? Why does it matter? Why did Speaker Ryan make a commitment to it on day one?    Or, as Hugh Hewitt put it to Speaker Ryan earlier this month, “what’s it really mean to the guy driving a truck tonight who’s just coming home from work?” Read More

Ryan at WSJ CEO Council: ‘We Should Be Fighting for Free Enterprise’

November 24, 2015

“We’re a pro-market party—we need to be a pro-market party. That means we believe in free enterprise, equal opportunity, equal rules, open entry into marketplaces, and not having big business and big government join in a common cause to rig the rules and erect barriers to entry against their would-be competitors." Read More

Here’s a First Look at the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree

November 23, 2015

This year’s tree—a 74-foot Lutz Spruce—comes to us all the way from Alaska’s Chugach National Forest. It made the 4,000-mile journey over the course of 24 days, stopping in nine states before arriving on the West Front, where it was welcomed by the Architect of the Capitol, Stephen Ayers. Read More

Op-Ed by Speaker Ryan on CNN.com: 'On refugees, balance compassion and safety'

November 23, 2015

The terrorist attacks in Paris showed the world just how vulnerable a free society can be. They're also a reminder that this administration's attempt to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has failed. Read More