Speaker's Blog

House Moves Forward on Veterans Funding Package

June 28, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, the House moved forward on a funding package for Veterans Affairs and infrastructure priorities, voting to initiate a conference committee with the Senate to produce a final measure. This legislation, H.R. 5895, provides funding for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water, and the Legislative Branch. The House passed its version of the measure earlier this month, and the Senate followed suit earlier this week. Read More

Speaker Ryan Names Lawmakers for 2018 Defense Bill Negotiations

June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today named Republican lawmakers from the House Armed Services Committee to the House-Senate conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act. In March, the House passed its version of the national defense bill, and the Senate followed suit last week. Read More

Statement on the Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement after Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement: “In his decades of faithful service on the bench, Justice Kennedy has always been a man of integrity and decency. He has earned the respect of the House and the American people. I look forward to the president nominating an eminently qualified successor who will be dedicated to upholding the Constitution.” Read More

Speaker Ryan Testifies Before Bipartisan Budget Reform Panel

June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON—Testifying today before the Joint Select Committee on Budget & Appropriations Process Reform, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) urged lawmakers to advance reforms that will enhance oversight and accountability over the way taxpayer dollars are spent. This bipartisan, House-Senate panel, established by the Bipartisan Budget Act, is required to hold public hearings, and Read More

Speaker Ryan Touts Historic Defense Funding Bill at Weekly Leadership Press Conference

June 26, 2018

Today, Speaker Ryan spoke about the defense funding bill the House will consider this week, which gives our service members their largest pay raise in nine years, provides for training and equipment, and gives our military the resources needed to confront new challenges. Read More

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