April in Photos: Running Through the Tape | Speaker.gov

As you may have heard, the Speaker announced last month that after nearly two decades in Congress, this session will be his last. After that, it was right back to business: constituent meetings, advancing the House’s legislative agenda, press conferences and interviews, business tours, and more. April also brought a visit from President Macron of France, who delivered an address to a joint meeting of Congress, and a United States Army Soldier’s Medal ceremony honoring a hero among us.

Here are nine photos that show some of our favorite moments from the month of April:

1. The Press Conference – Members of the media gather as Speaker Ryan announces his retirement at the end of his term.

2. The Constituent Meeting – Speaker Ryan shares a laugh with the Schaeffer family, who were visiting from Burlington, WI.

3. The Squawk Box Interview – Speaker Ryan sits down with CNBC’s Squawk Box during their live Tax Day show from the Capitol.

4. The Soldier’s Medal Presentation – Speaker Ryan congratulates Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) on receiving the Soldier’s Medal for Heroism from the United States Army. Rep. Wenstrup, a Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve, received this award for his actions to save the life of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) during the shooting at the Congressional Baseball Game practice.  

5. Take Your Children To Work Day – Following his annual “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” press conference, Speaker Ryan takes a photo with the children of Capitol Hill reporters.

6. The Made-In-Wisconsin Business Tour – Speaker Ryan tours AMTEC, a Janesville, Wisconsin-based company, that provides our military with state-of-the-art equipment.

7. The Office Tour – Speaker Ryan gives Janesville, Wisconsin’s St. John Vianney 8th graders a tour of his office, including a stop on the balcony to see one of the best views in DC.

8. President Macron’s Address – Speaker Ryan welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron to the House Chamber for his address to a joint meeting of Congress.

9. The Southwest Airlines Employee Q&A – Joined by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, Speaker Ryan listens as workers share how they're using their tax reform bonuses at the company's headquarters in Dallas, TX.