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In Rio Grande Valley, Speaker Ryan Meets with Local Leaders

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm   /   Friends

Yesterday, as part of his tour of the Rio Grande Valley, Speaker Ryan met with and listened to nearly a dozen local leaders from throughout the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas to learn more about the challenges they face in their communities along the southern border. The speaker made clear that Congress is committed […]

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Speaker Ryan Tours the Rio Grande Valley

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm   /   Friends

MCALLEN, TEXAS—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and a delegation of House lawmakers from southern border states toured the Rio Grande Valley today to observe border security operations. The delegation began the day with an aerial examination of the area on helicopters, followed by a horse patrol demonstration and a Border Patrol boat tour. After a […]

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Congressional Review Act Progress in Review

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 9:39 am   /   Friends

You’ve heard us talk a lot about the Congressional Review Act (CRA) over the past couple of months. Let’s, well, review, why it’s so important. Significance: There are huge Obama-era regulations that are choking the economy and costing jobs and taxpayer money. Using the CRA to repeal regulations that were rushed through at the last minute of […]

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American Manufacturing Leaders Embrace Republican Tax Plan

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 10:40 am   /   Friends

Today, a coalition of American manufacturing leaders urged Congress to pass the Republican plan to overhaul our broken tax code. “We applaud your efforts to pursue tax reform that is both big and bold,” they wrote in a letter to congressional leadership. “Incremental tweaks will not level the playing field or dramatically reinvigorate economic growth. […]

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Republican Plan Will Vault U.S. Tax Code to the Top

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Friends

America has the worst tax code in the industrialized world. Now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix it https://t.co/Or15bzLFyq pic.twitter.com/u4qwXwaPbY — Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) February 16, 2017 “America has the worst tax code in the industrialized world. It is killing economic growth. It is driving companies to become foreign companies. More and more and […]

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A Productive Start to the First 200 Days: Speaker Ryan on Hannity

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 6:35 am   /   Friends

Summary: Last night, Speaker Ryan appeared on Fox News’s Hannity to discuss the progress Congress is making during the Trump administration’s first 200 days. Key Quote: “We have all of these things that we ran on that we said we would do—we’re now in the middle of doing those things.” The First 200 Days “The […]

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Statement on Leader Robert H. Michel

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 5:57 am   /   Friends

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement in tribute to former House Republican Leader Robert H. Michel, who has passed away at the age of 93: “On November 29, 1994, an extraordinary thing happened on the House floor. Outgoing House Speaker Tom Foley, a Democrat from the Pacific Northwest, asked outgoing Minority Leader Bob […]

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Statement on Stream Protection Rule CRA Signed into Law

Posted: February 16, 2017 at 10:08 am   /   Friends

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.J. Res. 38 into law. This legislation repeals the Department of Interior’s stream protection rule under the Congressional Review Act. “Today, we delivered on another promise. The Department of Interior’s stream protection rule—which is now repealed—could have wiped out one-third of American coal mining jobs. Coal […]

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Next Steps on Repeal and Replace: Remarks from Weekly Press Conference

Posted: February 16, 2017 at 8:42 am   /   Friends

Summary: This morning at his weekly press conference, Speaker Ryan discussed the House’s plans to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare following the President’s Day work period. Key Quote: “Here is what is important for us all to understand: Obamacare is not simply stuck in some kind of status quo. It is getting worse […]

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