Speaker's Blog

Gold Medal Ceremony: Congress to Honor Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Voting Rights Marches

February 05, 2016

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, February 24, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Voting Rights Marches, a group of men and women who peacefully marched from Selma to Montgomery in protest of the denial of their right to vote. Read More

Rep. John Katko to Deliver the Weekly Republican Address

February 05, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today announced that Rep. John Katko (R-NY) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, February 6. Katko, a former federal prosecutor and leader of the Homeland Security Committee Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel, will discuss Republicans’ efforts to keep Americans safe and ensure that a new law designed to strengthen our visa waiver program is properly enforced. Read More

Statement on President Obama's $10 Oil Tax

February 04, 2016

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on the Obama administration’s proposal to add a $10 tax on every barrel of oil: Read More

House Republicans Announce Task Forces to Develop Bold Agenda for a Confident America

February 04, 2016

House Republican leaders today announced the formation of six committee-led task forces charged with developing a bold, pro-growth agenda that will be presented to the country in the months ahead. Read More

Speaker Ryan at National Prayer Breakfast: ‘Prayer Should Always Come First’

February 04, 2016

"This breakfast is a national tradition because prayer is a part of our national heritage. It all goes back to the Declaration of Independence. We believe our rights come from God, and our job, as officeholders, is to protect those rights. So it is only natural we should ask for His guidance as we seek to do His will." Read More

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