JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and a bipartisan delegation of senior House lawmakers arrived in Israel, making it the first nation he has visited since becoming speaker. In Israel, the delegation will meet with senior government officials to discuss the important relationship between our two countries as well as security issues affecting the region and the world. Upon arrival, Speaker Ryan offered the following statement. 

“I’m proud that my first trip as speaker is a return to Israel. At this critical moment, it is essential that we reaffirm the historic alliance between our two nations and work together to address the mutual security threats that we face."

Members of the Speaker's Delegation:

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee 
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces 
Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats 
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Member of the House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), Member of the House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security