WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after hosting a bipartisan meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan:

"It was an honor to welcome His Majesty King Abdullah to the Capitol this morning. He is a strong friend of the United States and a key ally in the fight against ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism. We will continue to work together to confront these threats and strengthen the bonds between our two nations."

NOTE: Today’s meeting took place in the Speaker’s office in the U.S. Capitol. Participants included:

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)
  • House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)