Speaker's Blog

Statement on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

July 09, 2018

WASHINGTON—Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court: Read More

The Very Idea of America

July 04, 2018

The Fourth of July is about the very Idea of America.  We forget this sometimes. America wasn’t founded on a government, or a political system. All of that came much later.  It began with this beautiful idea, that our rights come from God. It began with this idea of a society based on these natural rights, on liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination.  It is our duty to preserve this idea—this Great Experiment—and just as important, to preserve the spirit in which it was conceived.  Read More

Speaker Ryan Names Additional Lawmakers to Defense Bill Negotiations

July 02, 2018

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today named additional members to the House-Senate conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act. Last week, Speaker Ryan named the Armed Services Committee members who will serve on the panel. Read More

The Stories of June

July 02, 2018

Working in Congress, it’s easy to get caught up in the noise—the headlines, the Facebook comments, the tweets. But what's often overlooked are all of the stories—both uplifting and heartbreaking—that we witness: the mother who gives her time helping others after both of her sons battled an opioid addiction; the factory worker who is able to send his child to summer camp thanks to his tax reform bonus; the leader who returns to his position on the House floor and the baseball diamond. Read More

Treasury Releases New Taxpayer Resources

June 29, 2018

Filing taxes just got a little less taxing. The Treasury Department today unveiled the new return for 2019—a form the size of a postcard, as promised. Read More