Speaker's Blog

Better Off Now Guide: A Stronger Military

October 16, 2018

“I am very confident that what the Congress has now done, and the president is going to allocate to us in the budget, is what we need to bring us back to a position of primacy,” Secretary Mattis said earlier this year on defense funding. Read More

The Better Off Now Guide

October 15, 2018

“I view this as the strongest labor market in a generation. These really are the good times,” Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, said after the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since 1969. Read More

The Greatest Honor

October 15, 2018

On his final visit overseas as Speaker of the House, Speaker Ryan spent time with our troops in Afghanistan to thank the men and women who continue to serve our country fighting the war against global terrorism. Joined by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), the speaker traveled to multiple bases located throughout the country. Read More

Speaker Ryan Visits U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

October 12, 2018

Speaker Ryan has concluded a two-day congressional delegation (CODEL) visit to Afghanistan. While in country, Ryan met with U.S. troops to thank them for their continued service and sacrifice, met with military and State Department officials to assess progress following the implementation of the president’s South Asia strategy, and met with senior Afghan and coalition officials. Read More

FULL TEXT: Speaker Ryan's Remarks at the National Press Club

October 08, 2018

We have planted the pillars of a confident America. An economy on the move again. The best military in the world. Workers back on the path of life, communities back on the rise. Improving people’s lives. That’s what it comes back to for me. Read More

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