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By Office of the Speaker | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 5278, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA):

“It’s important that we go through regular order to pass PROMESA, our bipartisan legislation that protects American taxpayers. I commend the members of the Natural Resources Committee—on both sides of the aisle—who worked to responsibly address Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis and prevent a bailout. In particular, I want to thank Chairman Bishop for his …

By Office of the Speaker | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mr. Secretary: No one misunderstood. What you said was wrong. Period. https://t.co/XgyeE6Iu0G

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) May 24, 2016

Yesterday, VA Secretary Bob McDonald doubled down on his offensive comments that waiting for health care from the VA is comparable to standing in line at Disneyland. In case you missed it, here’s what he said on Monday:

“When …

By Office of the Speaker | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If you’re like 70% of Americans, you probably agree that our country is headed in the wrong direction. So, what can you do about it? Sure. . . you can stay mad. OR you can channel that anger into promoting actual solutions. 

That is the choice—which is based on principle, not personality—plain and simple. Learn more in the 1-minute video below.

Transcript

“I’ve not seen the kind of bitterness in our politics like we have today. And I’ve got …

By Office of the Speaker | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Museums. They are where millions of Americans go every year to interact with history and experience different cultures, and we have some of the best museums in the world right here in Washington, D.C. You can see Dorothy’s red slipper at the Museums of American History, check out Apollo 11 at the Air and Space Museum, or relive ancient Egypt at the Museum of Natural History.

But to our armed forces, museums now serve a very different purpose.

The 

By Office of the Speaker | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON — Today, the House passed H.R. 2576, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) to update the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of American-made chemicals and the products that contain them. Upon passage, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement:

“Chemical regulation can be awfully complicated, but this bill isn’t—it is just common sense. By removing 40-year-old barriers and modernizing procedures, we …

By Office of the Speaker | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON — Today, the House passed H.R. 2576, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) to update the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of American-made chemicals and the products that contain them. Upon passage, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement:

“Chemical regulation can be awfully complicated, but this bill isn’t—it is just common sense. By removing 40-year-old barriers and modernizing procedures, we …

By Office of the Speaker | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
paul ryan

WASHINGTON — Today, the House passed H.R. 2576, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) to update the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of American-made chemicals and the products that contain them. Upon passage, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement:

“Chemical regulation can be awfully complicated, but this bill isn’t—it is just common sense. By removing 40-year-old barriers and modernizing procedures, we …

By Office of the Speaker | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Last week, the House introduced H.R. 5278, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which protects taxpayers and addresses Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis. Take a look at these op-eds and editorial boards supporting PROMESA:

Kenneth Klee, renowned bankruptcy law expert: “PROMESA puts no taxpayer money at risk.  Yet the proposal’s critics (a shadowy cast of powerful hedge funds) are cynically referring to it …

By Office of the Speaker | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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RT to agree → Mosquitoes carrying #Zika must be killed. https://t.co/I4QNtKPUfX pic.twitter.com/QjQnE9FAil

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) May 24, 2016

In the midst of a Zika threat, the federal government should not be making it harder for people to kill the mosquitoes that could carry it. That’s one thing we should all agree on—but that’s …

By Office of the Speaker | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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“It is important to see Republicans and Democrats come together—as they are this week—to act on reforms to help our veterans.” That was the opening message Speaker Ryan delivered this morning during a press briefing with Republican leaders.

Yet, given the progress being made in the House to reform the VA and better serve our veterans, just yesterday, VA Secretary McDonald compared VA wait lines to those at Disneyland—seriously.

Speaker Ryan expanded on his disbelief of …