Speaker's Blog

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

President’s Attorney General Confirms: Gitmo Detainee Transfer against the Law

November 17, 2015

Today, Speaker Ryan signed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1356), which overwhelmingly passed the House by a vote of 370 to 58. The bill will soon head to President Obama’s desk for signature. The legislation maintains the long-standing prohibition on the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States. Read More

National Defense Bill Requires Plan to Defeat ISIS

November 17, 2015

Later this afternoon, Speaker Ryan will sign a bipartisan national defense bill – a measure that requires President Obama to put forward a comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIS. The National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1356) is the first bill Ryan will sign as speaker. He will be joined by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX). The signing will take place at approximately 3:45 p.m. ET, and you can watch live on Speaker Ryan’s Facebook page. Read More

Congress Maintains Restrictions on Transfer of Guantanamo Detainees to U.S.

November 10, 2015

In the last 24 hours, there have been two big developments in our efforts to protect the separation of powers: Read More

Watch Speaker Ryan’s Interview with Fox News’s On The Record

November 05, 2015

Washington, DC – “The House of Representatives needs to get back to being the people’s House,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said last night during an appearance on Fox News’s On The Record with Greta Van Susteren. Here are excerpts from their conversation about a new vision for the House and the country:   Q: What is your vision for the House of Representatives and how are you going to achieve it? Read More