Speaker's Blog

An End to a Decade of Continuing Resolutions for the Military

September 18, 2018

For the Pentagon, stability and predictability are critical. Yet for years now, our military has been subject to stopgap funding and a string of continuing resolutions. This budget uncertainty exacerbated a staggering readiness crisis. Read More

Speaker Ryan Statement on Opioid Legislation

September 17, 2018

WASHINGTON—In June, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act—sweeping legislation to address America’s opioid crisis. Today, the Senate passed a similar bipartisan measure, the Opioid Crisis Response Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement: Read More

Coming Soon: Rebuilding Our Military and Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

September 14, 2018

If enacted, this will be the first time in nearly 10 years that the Defense Department won’t have to enter the fiscal year operating under a continuing resolution. For the Pentagon, stability and predictability are critical, and years of budgetary uncertainty worsened a staggering readiness crisis. Read More

Full Text: Speaker Ryan's Address at the Reagan Institute on Advancing American Leadership

September 13, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) gave an address to mark the launch of The Ronald Reagan Institute in Washington, D.C. His speech, entitled “Advancing American Leadership,” laid out a bold vision for the future of American leadership in the world. In his remarks, he spoke about the importance of military primacy, free trade, pro-growth economic policies, and moral leadership. His remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Read More

Speaker Ryan Touts Resources for Veterans, National Security in First Minibus Package

September 13, 2018

During the weekly Republican leadership press conference, Speaker Ryan urged support for the first minibus appropriations package, which the House will consider this afternoon. He emphasized the critical House priorities included in the bill, emphasizing the resources it provides to Veterans Affairs and the vital funding it puts toward bolstering national security. Read More

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