WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4038, a plan to pause the government's Syrian refugee program with a veto-proof majority:

“Today the House put politics aside to help keep the American people safe.”

BREAKING NEWS: With a veto-proof majority, the House just passed a bill to pause the Syrian refugee program.

Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, November 19, 2015