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By Office of the Speaker | February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement after North Korea tested a new long-range missile:

“Let’s be clear: The United States will not be intimidated by a belligerent dictator in Pyongyang. This type of provocative behavior is exactly why the House just passed additional sanctions to further isolate Kim’s regime. We must continue to make the correct investment in our missile defense capabilities, and stand with our regional partners in the face of this new round of North …

By Office of the Speaker | February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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President Obama just proposed adding an extra $10 tax on every barrel of oil America produces—hurting poor Americans the most. Here’s my response: It’s dead on arrival in Congress.

Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, February 4, 2016

“Obama’s $10 tax proposal would cost motorists”

This USA TODAY headline says it all. President Obama is proposing another massive energy …

By Office of the Speaker | February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Today marks the 100th day since Paul D. Ryan became Speaker of the House. In that short time,  the House has already taken significant steps to get back on the road to regular order and address the people’s priorities. But as Speaker Ryan says, “we need to do more.” That’s why House Republicans are building a bold agenda for the future

But …

By Office of the Speaker | February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON — In this week’s Republican address, Rep. John Katko (R-NY) discusses the Obama administration’s failure to enforce a new visa waiver law—intended to keep Americans safe—in order to accommodate Iran.

“I am a former federal prosecutor, and I can tell you a law is only as good as how you enforce it,” said Rep. Katko. “This is not a time to start lowering our guard. And we should not put Iran’s feelings before America’s security interests.”

NOTE: The audio of the weekly address …

By Office of the Speaker | February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Over the past several years, the Obama administration has presided over, and in some cases contributed to, the deterioration of the Middle East. In Syria, faux red lines, empty rhetoric, and staggering indecisiveness have empowered Bashar al-Assad’s regime to murder hundreds of thousands of its own people with chemical weapons and barrel bombs. Millions more have been forced to flee the country altogether, precipitating a global humanitarian crisis that is threatening the safety …

By Office of the Speaker | February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, February 24, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Voting Rights Marches, a group of men and women who peacefully marched from Selma to Montgomery in protest of the denial of their right to vote.

In early 1965, as part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement to register African American voters in the South, peaceful activists attempted a march from Selma, …

By Office of the Speaker | February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today announced that Rep. John Katko (R-NY) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, February 6. Katko, former federal prosecutor and leader of the Homeland Security Committee Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel, will discuss Republicans’ efforts to keep Americans safe and ensure that a new law designed to strengthen our visa waiver program is properly enforced.

“This is no time to lower our guard,” Rep. Katko said. “Now that we’ve acted to …

By Office of the Speaker | February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Earlier in the week, when we laid out our expectations for the president’s last budget, we predicted new tax hikes. After all, how are you going to pay for all that new spending? But even we didn’t see this one coming…

President Obama’s plan to impose a $10 tax on every barrel of oil is so outrageous that Democrats have “remained largely silent” about it.  Can …

By Office of the Speaker | February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on the Obama administration’s proposal to add a $10 tax on every barrel of oil:

“Once again, the president expects hardworking consumers to pay for his out of touch climate agenda. A $10 tax for every barrel of oil produced would raise energy prices—hurting poor Americans the most. This announcement, the latest in a series of regulatory attacks on the energy sector, proves …

By Office of the Speaker | February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Megan was just seven years old when it happened. She was brutally assaulted and murdered by a convicted sex offender who lived across the street. This deplorable act was the catalyst for the Megan’s Law movement, a series of laws enacted at the state and federal levels that keep the public informed of sex offenders in their neighborhood.

This week, Congress expanded Megan’s Law to a global level, with the passage of International Megan’s Law. Introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), H.R. …