Speaker's Blog

House Takes Next Step to Responsibly Address Puerto Rico Crisis

May 25, 2016

It’s important that we go through regular order to pass PROMESA, our bipartisan legislation that protects American taxpayers. I commend the members of the Natural Resources Committee—on both sides of the aisle—who worked to responsibly address Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis and prevent a bailout. In particular, I want to thank Chairman Bishop for his leadership in developing and passing this important, bipartisan legislation. Read More

House Passes Bill to Update EPA Chemical Regulation

May 24, 2016

"Chemical regulation can be awfully complicated, but this bill isn’t—it is just common sense." Read More

Statement on the Death of Taliban Leader

May 23, 2016

"This strike is a reminder that we remain a nation at war." Read More

Weekly Republican Address: Protecting America’s Veterans

May 21, 2016

“This week, the House passed legislation that funds the VA. In it, we have used our constitutional authority to hold the VA accountable." Read More

Rep. Gus Bilirakis to Deliver Weekly Republican Address

May 20, 2016

Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), vice chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, May 21. Read More