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The Man From Russell

September 15, 2017

Last week, Congress voted to award Robert J. Dole, former U.S. Senator from Kansas, with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition for his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman. This is the highest and most distinguished civilian honor given by the Congress.   Read More

Nine Photos: Planes, Drones, and (Self-Driving) Automobiles

August 31, 2017

As Congress gears up for a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform the tax code, Speaker Ryan has been taking every possible opportunity to meet with American workers and job creators. From his home state of Wisconsin to the West coast states of Oregon and Washington, last week the Speaker spent time with hundreds of hardworking Americans who deserve a tax system that levels playing field. Read More

August (so far) in Photos

August 11, 2017

August gives Members of Congress time at home in their districts. Speaker Ryan is no different. He’s conducting tours of local businesses, meeting with constituents and local organizations, and speaking with hardworking employees throughout the First District. Here are eleven photos that show how Speaker Ryan has been spending August— quality time with the people he represents in Washington. Read More

July in Photos: Beyond the Clutter

August 02, 2017

It’s easy to get caught up in cable news countdown clocks, DC partisan bickering, and 140-character play-by-plays. But these aren’t the things that most Americans spend their days thinking about. (I know, hard to believe.) People care about having a good job, taking care of their families, achieving the American Dream. That’s why you sent your representatives to Washington—to focus on the issues that matter most to you. So here are seven moments from July that show we’re cutting through the clutter to tackle what matters most—the problems people face in their everyday lives. Read More

School Choice Helped These Students Get Ahead

July 18, 2017

Today on the Speaker’s Balcony, we welcomed students who have received a quality education with the help of school choice programs. Coming from all around the country--including Wisconsin, of course--they are on Capitol Hill to share their stories about the difference these initiatives have made in their lives. Their message is simple: school choice works. Read More