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A lot has changed since 1986

August 14, 2017

The last time we reformed the tax code was when I got my driver's license: 1986. The world has changed a lot since then, but the American tax system has not.  Think about it. Since 1986, the Internet was created and the global economy has become more global, but we continue to have an unfair tax code that ships jobs overseas and keeps the United States from being competitive with the rest of the world.  Read More

Let's Be More Civil

July 12, 2017

I think of our country as this beautiful idea. We call it the American idea—liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination, government by consent of the governed—that’s the awesome thing we have here. We have stressed it, and we have stretched it, and our political dialogue has gotten worse. So what do we do about it? We control our own actions. Read More

Transformational Tax Reform in 2017

July 05, 2017

Tax reform is happening. Not next year or next Congress. It is happening now, in 2017. We're not talking about some rinky-dink, watered-down version of reform where the status quo basically remains as is. No, instead, imagine transformational tax reform that closes decades of loopholes, shakes up the IRS, and actually encourages businesses to stay and grow here in America. Read More

The Blessings of America

July 04, 2017

This Fourth of July, let's remember the blessings that we've been given in this amazing country. It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from. In America—because of freedom of choice— you can do what you want to do, worship who you want to worship, and achieve whatever you set your mind to achieve. There is no limit to what you can do with your life; it's not predetermined or government-ordained. That is what is so unique about America, and so often, we can all take it for granted.  Read More

Speaker Ryan: What I'm Learning as a Father

June 18, 2017

My life changed the day I became a father. Liza, Charlie, and Sam changed my focus in life from career to family—they are my highest priority. Now, as my kids enter their teens, I'm learning that you've got to find hobbies that keep you engrained with them. Whether it's riding bikes, hunting, or just hanging out around a bonfire, spending time with your kids is just the most peaceful, loving, beautiful feeling that a dad can have. For all the dads, this is the most important job we will ever have. I hope you have a very happy Father's Day. Read More

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