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Evidence-Based Policy Commission Gets to Work

Posted: July 26, 2016 at 8:20 am   /   Friends

WASHINGTON—A new federal panel tasked with improving the government’s use of data in policymaking held its first meeting on Friday. The Evidence-Based Policy Commission is the result of a bipartisan initiative authored by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). The commission brings together leading researchers and social scientists to conduct an inventory […]

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Six Things From Speaker Ryan’s NPR Interview on Poverty

Posted: July 26, 2016 at 6:58 am   /   Friends

This week, Speaker Ryan sat down with NPR’s Steve Inskeep to talk about the first plank of A Better Way: a plan to fight poverty.  Now, there are a few ways you can check out the interview:  1) Watch on YouTube.2) Print out the transcript.3) Check out these five highlights, which include links to that particular section if you want to jump […]

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Statement on Passing of Rep. Mark Takai

Posted: July 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm   /   Friends

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Mark Takai (D-HI): “I am saddened by the passing of our colleague, Mark Takai. He was an exemplary soldier, public servant and beloved member of the House of Representatives. His love for Hawaii and the people he represented was evident every […]

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Statement on Baton Rouge Attack

Posted: July 17, 2016 at 1:09 pm   /   Friends

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on the deadly shooting in Baton Rouge: “I am deeply disturbed by today’s shooting in Baton Rouge. We will not tolerate brutal violence against law enforcement—the people who dedicate their lives to protecting Americans. Our nation grieves with Louisiana today.  My prayers are with the fallen […]

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Weekly Republican Address: House Leadership Presents a #BetterWay

Posted: July 16, 2016 at 3:41 am   /   Friends

WASHINGTON—In this week’s Republican address, House Republican leaders make the case for a #BetterWay—the bold, conservative agenda put forth to tackle the nation’s biggest issues, like reforming our health care system and reducing poverty. The address features House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), House […]

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Good News for Frequent Flyers

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm   /   Friends

If you’re planning on flying anywhere during your summer vacation—or really any time at all in the next year or so—then this bill that Speaker Ryan signed and sent to the president is for you.  It’s called the Federal Aviation Administration Extension, and in a nutshell, it will update airport security and safety requirements. For travelers, […]

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Speaker Ryan Appoints Members Puerto Rico Congressional Task Force

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 10:00 am   /   Friends

WASHINGTON—Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appointed Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) to the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico as part of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability (PROMESA) Act, which addresses the Puerto Rican debt crisis while protecting taxpayers. It was passed by the […]

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Statement on the Attack in Nice, France

Posted: July 14, 2016 at 5:44 pm   /   Friends

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the attack in Nice, France:   “Our hearts are with the victims of what appears to be yet another unconscionable act of terror. In the coming days we’ll learn more about who did this and why. For now we must stand strong with the people […]

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We Are the Pro-Life Generation

Posted: July 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm   /   Friends

Today, Speaker Ryan marked the one year anniversary of the release of the videos which exposed Planned Parenthood officials engaging in the trafficking of fetal body parts. Below are his remarks: “It’s been one year since the nation was shocked by the disturbing videos which showed senior-level Planned Parenthood employees bartering over the body parts […]

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