It's not every day that you get to sign your own bill to send to the president's desk to become law, but that's exactly what Speaker Ryan did this week when he signed H.R. 1831, an anti-poverty bill he authored with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA).
As Speaker Ryan explained to his kids, after Congress passes a bill, the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate both sign it before sending it to the White House for the president's final signature into law.
“If we are ever going to move the needle on poverty in America, we have to change the way that we think about this problem. Instead of putting the focus on effort, we need to focus on results. This bill will help us address how we better treat the root causes, not the symptoms of poverty. Addressing poverty will be a big part of our policy agenda that we will present to the country in the coming months. This is a good first step.” -Speaker Ryan