On day one as speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan made it clear: "We need to make some changes, starting with how the House does business." Regular order isn't always sexy, but under Speaker Ryan and the House Republican majority, it is steady and ongoing. Here are 8 photos from May that show that progress in action.

1. The Defend Trade Secrets Act

What it does: protects intellectual property and ensures that American entrepreneurs continue to create jobs and grow our economy.

Status: Signed into law âœ”️

The Defend Trade Secrets Act

2. The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act

What it does: explicitly prevents ISIS and others from selling or smuggling black-market antiquities into the United States.

Status: Signed into law âœ”️

The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act

3. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act

What it does: supplies local law enforcement with life-saving bulletproof vests.

Status: Signed into law âœ”️

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act

4. The Fallen Heroes Flag Act

What it does: honors the families of first responders killed in the line of duty by providing a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol.

Status: Signed into law âœ”️

The Fallen Heroes Flag Act

5. H.R. 4336 - An act to amend title 38 of the U.S. Code

What it does: restores eligibility of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of WWII to have their remains placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

Status: Signed into law âœ”️

Restoring the rights of female pilots of WWII to be in Arlington

6. The Transnational Drug Trafficking Act

What it does: protects American citizens from foreign drug trafficking.

Status: Signed into law âœ”️

The Transnational Drug Trafficking Act

7. Conference committee appointees

What they do: work with the Senate to produce final legislation to fight the nation's opioid epidemic. 

Status: In conference with the Senate

Conference committee appointees

8. The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act

What it does: boosts American manufacturing by ensuring job creators have better access to tax relief. 

Status: Signed into law âœ”️

The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act

9. House Republican Policy Agenda Announcement

What it does: Beginning with a plan to combat poverty in America, the policy agenda is based on six policy issues designed to build a confident America.

Status: MUCH more to come. . .

House Republican Policy Agenda Announcement

10. The Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice Act

What it does: repeals the president's harmful fiduciary rule, which hurts the very people it claims to protect.

Status: Awaiting presidential action

The Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice Act

Bonus Photo 

Admittedly, this picture doesn't have much to do with the House returning to regular order. But isn't it cute?

BONUS photo


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