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‘Twas the night before Taxmas...

December 12, 2017

‘Twas the night before Taxmas, when all through the House (and Senate), All the members were stirring, in tax policy doused; The opening statements were drafted eloquently with care, In hopes that the conference committee would soon be there; Read More

‘Tax reform is what people need right now’

December 12, 2017

Today at a press conference with Republican leaders, Speaker Ryan commended the first responders of yesterday’s attempted terrorist attack in New York. He also discussed the ongoing negotiations of the House-Senate conference committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read More

A Big Tree from Big Sky Country

December 08, 2017

This year's Capitol Christmas Tree comes all the way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana. Standing at 79-feet tall, with a 5-foot, handmade, copper star atop, the tree that once stood tall in Big Sky Country now lights the night on the West Front of the United States Capitol. Scroll on for photos from this week's lighting ceremony. Read More

Statement from the Office of the Speaker

December 07, 2017

The speaker takes seriously his obligation to ensure a safe workplace in the House. Read More

Statement on Continuing Appropriations Legislation

December 07, 2017

Along with enacting historic tax reform, we'll be working together in the next two weeks to find a long-term solution to our funding needs while maintaining fiscal discipline. Read More