Speaker Blog | Speaker.gov

Speaker's Blog

8 (Bill-Signing) Photos from February

March 04, 2016

Even with the extra day this year, February is still a short month, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the sheer volume of common-sense legislation that Congress has sent to the president's desk. (21 total bills so far this year!)  Here are the highlights from February: Read More

For Officer Williams

February 27, 2016

The tragedy happened exactly three years ago. While in the line of duty, Eric Williams was killed by an inmate at the federal penitentiary in Canaan, Pennsylvania. Officer Williams, who joined the Bureau of Prisons on September 11, 2001, was armed with only handcuffs during the attack. Read More

Foot Soldiers for Freedom Receive the Congressional Gold Medal

February 26, 2016

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor that Congress can bestow. Its storied tradition dates all the way back to the first recipient, General George Washington, and this week, leaders of the House and Senate presented the medal to a different kind of soldier—those who marched peacefully in the 1965 civil rights protests. Read More

Photo: Speaker Ryan Meets with the President (of Italy)

February 11, 2016

Speaker Ryan welcomed Sergio Mattarella, the president of the Italian Republic, to the U.S. Capitol this week for a bipartisan meeting with fellow House leaders. The speaker emphasized the enduring friendship between the Italian and American people. They discussed the path forward on the common security challenges facing Italy and the U.S. in the Middle East and North Africa. Read More

From One Speaker to Another

February 03, 2016

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) welcomed a fellow speaker to the U.S. Capitol today—Speaker al-Jabouri of Iraq.  The two speakers discussed efforts to support a unified Iraq and the need for a comprehensive strategy to defeat radical Islamic terrorism. Read More