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Speaker's Blog

Statement on Passing of Rep. Mark Takai

July 20, 2016

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Mark Takai (D-HI): “I am saddened by the passing of our colleague, Mark Takai. He was an exemplary soldier, public servant and beloved member of the House of Representatives. His love for Hawaii and the people he represented was evident every day. My prayers are with his wife, Sami, and his children, Matthew and Kaila.” Read More

Statement on Baton Rouge Attack

July 17, 2016

I am disturbed by today's shooting in Baton Rouge. We will not tolerate brutal violence against law enforcement—the people who dedicate their lives to protecting Americans. Read More

Speaker Ryan Appoints Members Puerto Rico Congressional Task Force

July 15, 2016

It’s crucial that the Puerto Rican government enacts common-sense, conservative reforms. Reps. Duffy and MacArthur are the bold leaders we need to make the right, pro-growth recommendations so Puerto Rico can create jobs and reboot its economy. Read More

Statement on the Attack in Nice, France

July 14, 2016

"Our hearts are with the victims of what appears to be yet another unconscionable act of terror." Read More