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Behind-the-Scenes Photos of the Incoming Class of the 115th

November 21, 2016

The first full week as a representative-elect is a busy one. Members-to-be have a jam-packed orientation schedule as they learn how to get a Congressional office up and running, meet their colleagues, and simply navigate the tunnels in and around the Capitol. Speaker Ryan made it a point to welcome more than 50 incoming freshmen and also offer some friendly advice along the way. Read More

Speaker Ryan on 60 Minutes: ‘If You Believe in Something, Go Fight for It’

November 16, 2015

Last night, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes for an interview with Scott Pelley, filmed last week in his hometown of Janesville, WI. Below are excerpts from their conversation on healing a broken Congress, fixing the tax code, and the need for politicians to propose real solutions. The full interview and transcript can be viewed here. On healing the animosity in Congress: Read More

My Commitment to You

November 06, 2015

I never thought I'd be Speaker.   This was not a job I was looking for or seeking; it kind of sought me. I saw it as a duty and an obligation, but now I realize that it is also an honor.   Let's be frank: The House is broken. So we're going to have to make some changes to make the people's business more open and inclusive. Read More

Ryan: "We Are in a Generational Defining Moment"

November 03, 2015

That is why we feel that we have an obligation to the hard working citizens of this country to show them how we would do things differently to tackle our country’s problems before they tackle us and to get things fixed, to advance our principles, to show how we can make things better for people who are struggling in America. Read More

Listen to Speaker Ryan’s Interview With Hugh Hewitt

November 03, 2015

We have not given the people of this nation a sufficient choice about how we should take the country going into the future. We’ve been an opposition party, but we have to become a proposition party. Read More

Behind the Scenes: the Official Photo of the 114th Congress

September 10, 2015

As you can imagine, getting 435 Members of Congress to sit still and be quiet can be challenging, but once every two years, it actually does happen. Read More

Seven Never-Before-Seen Photos

August 14, 2015

Sometimes, bill signing ceremonies can take place in front of lots of cameras with many members of Congress gathered around, but more often than not, these legislative victories are celebrated in a quieter fashion, with Speaker Boehner congratulating the sponsor of the legislation one-on-one. Read More

This Doesn't Happen Anywhere Else in Government

July 06, 2015

Flashback to January of 2011. John Boehner is newly elected as Speaker of the Republican-led House of Representatives, and the first week on the job, the House slashes $35 million from its own budget...with the promise of much more to come. Now fast forward to present day, and those taxpayer savings have grown to more than $782 million. All told, that's a 14% reduction in the cost of Congress. Read More