Speaker Ryan Provides Weekly Update at Leadership Press Conference | Speaker.gov

Today, Speaker Ryan discussed how each day, more Americans are benefiting from the new tax law:

“Yesterday, the president was in Ohio to talk about the good news still rolling in on tax reform. Just over this past week, companies like UPS, Lowe’s, Cigna, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Best Buy announced bonuses, they announced pay raises, they announced additional benefits for their employees. 

“Right now, thanks to tax reform, companies have announced more than $2.5 billion in bonuses and $179.5 billion in new investments in this country already. More than 4.3 million workers have benefited. And of course, as a result of tax reform, the average family of four will save more than $2,000 this year. Tax reform is working.

“And there have been significant economic gains. U.S. employers added 200,000 jobs in January, with wages growing at the biggest rate in eight years. Unemployment is at a 17-year low, and tax cuts are only going to help raise wages and create more good jobs.

Speaker Ryan also discussed the Democrats’ ongoing strategy to hold government funding hostage:

“Finally, as was mentioned by the majority leader and others, we are voting on yet another continuing resolution this week. I will remind you that the only reason we do not have a full budget agreement is because Democrats continue to hold funding for our government hostage on an unrelated issue. They must stop using our troops as pawns in a game of politics, and that’s why the House will send the Senate a bill to fully fund our military for this year while we keep working toward a budget agreement.

“I urge the Senate Democrats to stop their filibuster and provide our men and women in uniform the resources that they need, they support that they need. Quite literally, the safety of our service members and the security of our country is at stake.”