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Speaker's Blog

Welfare Should Be Tied to Work

August 22, 2016

Twenty years ago today, landmark welfare reform was signed into law. And you know what? It was a success. We moved people from welfare to work. In fact, employment for single mothers increased by 15%. But you know what else? That was just one program. Washington has created dozens more that need a second look. That's exactly what House Republicans are doing with our plan for A Better Way, and it starts with a simple principle: Welfare should be tied to work.  In the 52-second video below, Speaker Ryan explains why. Read More

There Is A Better Way to Fix Health Care

August 17, 2016

You can have a system in America where everyone has access to affordable healthcare, including people with pre-existing conditions, without a costly government takeover or double-digit premium increases. Read More

What Makes This Country Great

August 10, 2016

As a country, if we simply react to the news of the day—if we just chase the loudest voices—then we're not going to serve the people of the country the way that they ought to be served.  The reason I push so hard for ideas—the reason we're pushing so hard to offer this "Better Way" agenda—is because ideas are really what make this country great, and we have ideas for making this country great. We have ideas for getting this country back on the right track. Read More

Six Things From Speaker Ryan's NPR Interview on Poverty

July 26, 2016

This week, Speaker Ryan sat down with NPR's Steve Inskeep to talk about the first plank of A Better Way: a plan to fight poverty.  Now, there are a few ways you can check out the interview:  Read More

Speaker Ryan's Ideal Father's Day

June 17, 2016

In which Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, describes his ideal Father's Day. (Go ahead, give it a click. It'll only take 22 seconds.) Transcript: "Father's Day—we fish. We hike. We go do something. Then we go to the store or get some venison out of the freezer, and I grill a huge smorgasbord. And then we have, like, a little bonfire and a little bonfire thing in our backyard.  Read More