WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement today regarding Rep. Pat Tiberi’s announcement:

“Pat Tiberi has brought great decency and relentless passion to this House. During our time together on the Ways and Means Committee, I was always struck by his deeply felt commitment to helping hardworking people get ahead and have more opportunities. He takes so seriously what it means to serve. 

“For me, personally, Pat is a dear friend whose thoughtfulness I cherish. I know these sentiments are shared today by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. On behalf of the whole House, I want to thank Pat for his service.”