Speaker's Blog

Statement on Senate Vote to Fund National Defense and Fight the Opioid Epidemic

September 18, 2018

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after the Senate, by a vote of 93 to 7, adopted the conference report for the Defense and Labor-HHS appropriations bills: Read More

Speaker Ryan Talks Tax Reform, Civil Society at WisPolitics Q&A

September 18, 2018

Last week, Speaker Ryan joined WisPolitics President Jeff Mayers in the Rayburn Room of the U.S. Capitol for a conversation on tax reform, his tenure as speaker, and the state of civil society. Read More

An End to a Decade of Continuing Resolutions for the Military

September 18, 2018

For the Pentagon, stability and predictability are critical. Yet for years now, our military has been subject to stopgap funding and a string of continuing resolutions. This budget uncertainty exacerbated a staggering readiness crisis. Read More

Speaker Ryan Statement on Opioid Legislation

September 17, 2018

WASHINGTON—In June, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act—sweeping legislation to address America’s opioid crisis. Today, the Senate passed a similar bipartisan measure, the Opioid Crisis Response Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement: Read More

Coming Soon: Rebuilding Our Military and Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

September 14, 2018

If enacted, this will be the first time in nearly 10 years that the Defense Department won’t have to enter the fiscal year operating under a continuing resolution. For the Pentagon, stability and predictability are critical, and years of budgetary uncertainty worsened a staggering readiness crisis. Read More