Speaker's Blog

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

Speaker Ryan Signs Two More Bipartisan Initiatives

May 03, 2016

Learn about two bipartisan legislation that Speaker Ryan signed last week. Read More

The president is still considering unilateral action to close Gitmo

May 03, 2016

Yesterday, President Obama admitted that he is still considering taking unilateral action to close our detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. The House has already made all legal preparations necessary should the administration seek to ignore the law. Read More

The Top Ten Photos from April

May 02, 2016

Perhaps these ten moments from last month are part of the reason why Speaker Ryan is enjoying the job more than he thought he would. Read More

The Labor Department's Job-Training Problem

April 29, 2016

Instead of prioritizing bipartisan reforms to help people find work, the Labor Department is rushing through controversial rules that will put people out of work. Read More