Speaker's Blog

Four More Reasons to Feel Good about the Economy

May 11, 2018

A wave of positive indicators continue to show our economy is bustling. With pro-growth reforms like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, American businesses feel reinvigorated. Best of all, working families are the ones who benefit from that renewed confidence, in bigger paychecks, more jobs, and better benefits. Read More

Speaker Ryan Discusses Thriving Economy, Workforce Development at Weekly Press Conference

May 10, 2018

At his weekly press conference, Speaker Ryan highlighted some of the brightest spots in today's economy, and discussed how the next phase of the House’s plan to bolster the workforce will help fill the record number of job openings. He also gave an update on the other important work underway in the House, and reminded everyone to celebrate their moms this Mother’s Day weekend. Read More

Afternoon Listen: Speaker Ryan and Kay Coles James Discuss Today’s War on Poverty

May 10, 2018

This week, Speaker Ryan sat down with Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James to discuss how conservative principles encourage an opportunity society—one that prioritizes equality of opportunity and entices Americans to move from welfare and into the workforce. Watch their full conversation here and check out excerpts below. Read More

A Healthy Economy Needs a Healthy Workforce

May 10, 2018

There’s no question the economy is thriving. The unemployment rate has now dipped to 3.9 percent, its lowest point since December 2000. Wages and disposable income are climbing, and growth remains strong.   But amidst all these positives, employers are still struggling to recruit skilled workers to fill job vacancies. Read More

Listen: Speaker Ryan Talks House Agenda, News of the Day on WI Radio

May 09, 2018

Today, Speaker Ryan joined Milwaukee’s The Steve Scaffidi Show to discuss the news of the day—like North Korea releasing three American citizens and President Trump’s dismantling of the Iran Deal—and the House's agenda going forward. Listen to the interview here and check out excerpts below. On North Korea: Read More