MEDIA ADVISORY: Speaker Ryan to Talk Tax Reform, Tour New Balance Factory in Massachusetts |

WASHINGTON—On Thursday, July 20, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will be in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to visit the New Balance factory—one of the company’s five athletic shoe manufacturing facilities in New England. Speaker Ryan will participate in a business leader roundtable, tour the factory, and promote the historic tax reform plan currently being developed by the House, Senate, and Trump administration.

Members of the media are invited to cover the top of the roundtable, a brief segment of the factory tour, Speaker Ryan’s remarks, and to participate in media Q&A. 

Speaker Ryan to Tour Massachusetts New Balance Factory 
5 S. Union St., Lawrence, MA 01843
Thursday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. ET

2:00–3:10 p.m. ET PHOTO SPRAY/B-ROLL: New Balance Roundtable, Factory Tour
Members of the media are invited for a pooled photo spray at the beginning of the roundtable and during a brief segment of Speaker Ryan’s factory tour. Portable, off-the-shoulder cuts cameras only; no tripods.

3:15 p.m. ET REMARKS/Q&A: Speaker Ryan’s Update on Tax Reform
Following the tour, members of the media are invited to cover Speaker Ryan’s remarks and participate in a brief Q&A.

Due to space limitations, RSVPs will be accepted until at capacity. Media must RSVP to Molly Edwards at by 9:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 20, and receive confirmation to gain entry. Media must present valid press credentials upon arrival. For safety reasons, all attendees must wear closed-toed shoes to be allowed on the factory floor.

Doors open at 12:00 p.m. ET sharp. As this is a working factory, this time will be strictly enforced. All media with large equipment must be pre-set by 1:00 p.m. ET for the security sweep. Satellite trucks may park on the southwest corner in the rear parking lot/loading dock area. 

NOTE: Speaker Ryan’s remarks will be live-streamed on