Speaker's Blog

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

Six Months of Tax Reform

June 22, 2018

It’s been just six months under the new tax law, and already, we’ve seen millions of Americans receive bonuses, workers’ wages increase, one million jobs created, utility rates lowered in 48 states, record levels of unemployment—the list goes on. Read More

Speaker Ryan’s Floor Speech Urging Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Opioids

June 22, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke on the floor in support of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which brings a comprehensive approach to preventing and treating opioid addiction and stopping the opioid epidemic. His remarks are below: “Now, Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my wholehearted support for this effort, for H.R. 6. Read More

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