Speaker's Blog

Statement on Passage of Bill to Roll Back FDA Menu Labeling Rule

February 12, 2016

This important legislation would roll back the FDA’s burdensome menu labeling rule, giving American restaurants, grocery and convenient stores the flexibility they need to be successful. Read More

We Came Together to Advance Conservative Priorities

February 11, 2016

This week, the House and Senate joined together on a variety of issues to find common ground on behalf of the American people, including responding to the Flint water crisis, installing new sanctions against North Korea’s rogue regime, and better enforcing our trade laws, all while holding the administration accountable for contemplating illegally transferring Guantanamo Bay prisoners to our soil. Read More

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