Cleaning up the VA

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to our armed forces—the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to the defense of freedom. After serving our nation, our veterans deserve easy access to quality care. Unfortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is rife with serious problems that have cost veterans their lives. Veterans have died on waiting lists. Meanwhile, the VA has spe...

Ryan Discusses A #BetterWay to Fight Poverty

WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WBEL’s Stan Milam about House Republicans’ plan to fight poverty included in A Better Way: This isn't just about saving money. It's about saving lives.https://t.co/jOKHhRH1O4 #BetterWay — Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) September 5, 2016 Emphasizing assistance to low-income families: “We hav...

Paul Ryan Talks Zika Funding with Kevin Binversie

WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with RightWisconsin’s Kevin Binversie. Excerpts of Ryan’s answers follow: Passing legislation to provide funds to combat the Zika virus: “House Republicans passed our bill back in the beginning of July [at the] funding the level that had been agreed to . . . and also removing the regulatory...

Ryan Talks Defense and Foreign Policy on Wisconsin Radio

Today, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WBEL’s Stan Milam and WRJN’s Glenn Klein about national defense and foreign policy. Excerpts of Ryan’s answers follow: Condemning the Obama administration’s ransom payment to Iran: “The last thing you want to be the lasting impression of America is that we will pay cash for hostages because all you’re doi...

Paul Ryan Talks Economic Growth with Charlie Sykes

WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes. Excerpts of Ryan’s answers follow: Discussing tax reform in the House Republican Agenda, A Better Way: “The tax reform [plank] is the key. . . . We will drop the tax rate on . . . small business to no higher than 25 percent. Right now it is almost 45 percent effe...

#BetterWay: House Passes Bill to Unburden Small Businesses

Southern Wisconsin’s families continue to work hard to make ends meet in an uncertain economy, but too many—94 million all across America—aren’t looking for a job or have given up trying. That translates to a nationwide labor-force participation rate of 62.8 percent, the lowest since 1978. That’s a record low that the economy has hit multiple times throughout this presidency. As of 2015, Wisconsin...

Ryan Speaks at Local Employee Town Halls

Today, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, visited local businesses to speak with employees in southern Wisconsin. Excerpts of Congressman Ryan’s answers to employees’ questions follow: Discussing A Better Way, the House Republican Agenda: Great to take questions from A&E Tools employees in #Racine & talk about #TaxReform, a #BetterWay & the @Packers. pic.tw...

Paul Ryan: This Was My Number One Priority

WASHINGTON, DC — Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, recently spoke with WBEL’s Mike Daly and WGTD’s Greg Berg about A Better Way. Excerpts of Ryan’s answers follow: Detailing the House Republican Agenda, A Better Way: “The key thing I wanted to do is make sure we become a proposition party, not just an opposition party . . . that we actually put an agenda o...