In the 31 days of July, we took 3,293 photos documenting the speaker’s daily schedule. Now, this is a photo round-up. So, we’ve selected just seven photos from the seventh month to give a behind-the-scenes look at the happenings of July.
Here are some of our favorite moments:
1. Tax Reform 2.0 – In just over six short months, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has kicked our economy into high gear. Speaker Ryan meet with Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) to discuss next steps for Tax Cuts 2.0, coming this fall.
2. Wardrobe (Un)Coordination – Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) share a laugh after showing up for work wearing identical patriotic ties.
3. A Timely Discussion – In an age of tribalism and identity politics, it’s important that our society upholds its constitutional principles and mediating institutions. Speaker Ryan and author Jonah Goldberg sit down to discuss these topics at an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.
4. A Voice for the Voiceless – Every day, North Koreans are subject to brutal persecution by the Kim regime. The North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act renews measures to promote human rights and shine a light on what’s happening to the people of North Korea. Speaker Ryan congratulates the law’s author, retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)—a true voice for the voiceless.
5. Room Rededication – Speaker Ryan greets Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) at the rededication ceremony for his namesake hearing room. The Sam Johnson Room was recently updated to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and redone in an Air Force blue and silver color scheme.
6. A Conversation with Interns – Speaker Ryan sits down with his second group of summer interns to hear about their experiences working in the office and learn more about their career goals.
7. Discovering Family Roots – While taping an episode of PBS's Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Speaker Ryan learns that he is three percent Ashkenazi Jewish.
July also brought about the unveiling of House Republicans’ “Better Off Now” campaign—that with a booming economy, safer communities, and a stronger military, Americans are better off now. Speaker Ryan spoke about our booming economy an event hosted by The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. With the Better Off Now campaign also comes new pamphlets, and everyone knows the speaker loves a good pamphlet.