Speaker's Blog

Statement on Passage of the Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

September 05, 2018

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1635, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act: “College should be an opportunity for all those who want it. But with a complex federal financial aid system that provides little guidance to students, it’s often out of reach or leads to high student debt. Instead of this status quo, we should support students as they make decisions about how to finance their education and begin to repay their loans. Read More

Speaker Ryan Discusses House Republican Agenda at Weekly Leadership Press Conference

September 05, 2018

At today’s weekly Republican leadership press conference, Speaker Ryan looked ahead to the work the House will take up over the next several weeks, including a federal financial aid counseling bill and conference on the farm bill. Read More

Speaker Ryan Appoints Conferees for Defense Funding Package

September 04, 2018

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today named the following members of the House Appropriations Committee to the conference committee for H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act:1) Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)2) Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)3) Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)4) Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)5) Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)6) Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Read More

Congress Passes Bipartisan Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

September 04, 2018

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4318, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act: Read More

Five More Signs the American Economy Is Better Off Now

September 04, 2018

As the weather was heating up this summer, so was our economy. After economic growth surged in the first quarter of the year, several encouraging signs over the summer months showed that momentum was not slowing down. Read More