WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement applauding President Trump’s first executive actions: 

“President Trump is wasting no time acting on his promises. Already, he has laid the groundwork to protect Americans struggling under Obamacare. He has renewed President Reagan’s policy to ensure American taxpayers are not forced to subsidize abortions anywhere in the world. He has followed through on his promise to insist on better trade agreements. And by instituting a hiring freeze, he has taken a critical first step toward reining in Washington bureaucracy. We look forward to working with the president to build on these actions and deliver results for the people."