Speaker's Blog

Five Photos from 41's Lying In State Ceremony

December 04, 2018

President George Herbert Walker Bush became just the 12th president to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda yesterday—a solemn honor that brought his family, members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and military leaders together like no other service could. Read More

Speaker Ryan’s Remarks Honoring the Life of President George H.W. Bush

December 03, 2018

Today, President George H.W. Bush was honored in a service at the United States Capitol. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke to recognize President Bush’s legacy of service, strength of character, and the indelible mark he left on our nation’s history. Read More

How to Watch Today’s U.S. Capitol Ceremony for President George H.W. Bush

December 03, 2018

The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda from today through Wednesday morning. At 5:00 p.m. ET, the Bush family and friends, the vice president, members of Congress, and members of the administration will gather for a service honoring President Bush. The Capitol service and public viewing will be live on speaker.gov/live. Read More

President George H.W. Bush to Lie in State in the United States Capitol Rotunda

December 01, 2018

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that the late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda.  A bicameral arrival ceremony will be held for President Bush on Monday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Read More

Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

December 01, 2018

This morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued this statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush. Read More

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