A lifeline for students

Global and technological advances have made the modern economy more complex and dynamic. It is imperative that Americans have access to a high-quality education. A key facet of a high-quality education is allowing parents, teachers, and local communities—not federal government bureaucrats—to best decide what’s best for their students. That means returning control of the curriculum and academic sta...

The Battle Against Opioid Abuse

This week, Governor Walker has convened a special legislative session to combat opioid abuse and heroin addiction in Wisconsin. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called for a special legislative session to fight heroin addiction and ordered state agencies to ramp up their response to a drug that kills hundreds in Wisconsin each year. *** “This is a public...

Ryan Nominates Students for Military Service Academies

WASHINGTON — Today, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, announced the 19 students in the First District who would be receiving nominations for appointments to the U.S. service academies. Young men and women who wish to attend a U.S. service academy must obtain a nomination from an authorized nominating source, like a member of Congress. Of this year’s nomine...

Reining in Regs

Wisconsin has over 400,000 small businesses, which employ over 50 percent of Wisconsinites. When government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. write overly burdensome regulations it is these small businesses, and the hard working taxpayers they employ, who are hit the hardest. Make no mistake: Regulations are important. They help protect our health, safety, and well-being; and they provide firm rules...

Ryan Outlines 2017 Congressional Priorities on WPR

WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WPR’s Rob Ferrett on Central Time. The scandal at Tomah VA Medical Center: “Tomah has been under such a microscope and yet they still have these terrible problems. We see persistent management failures here. And what is frustrating to [me] and to Ron Johnson and others is lack of acco...

By the Numbers: Regulatory Reform

You hear a lot about regulatory reform: If we could get rid of overly burdensome regulations, it would help workers employed by small businesses—the backbone of Wisconsin’s economy. Last week, with the support of President-elect Trump, the House passed the REINS Act, which would ensure Congress has an up-or-down vote on any major regulation that would have an annual economic impact of $100 million...

Ryan Discusses Obamacare Repeal and Replacement

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WTAQ’s Jerry Bader about the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare: This law is hurting people right now. We need to deliver relief to Americans hurting under #Obamacare. pic.twitter.com/kpaSSOVjkM — Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 5, 2017 "What I think the Democrats are trying to do—they...

Ryan Statement on Latest Tomah VA Scandal

WASHINGTON, DC — Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan issued the following statement after news that almost 600 veterans who received care at the Tomah VA Medical Center may have been infected with various diseases following a breach of VA regulations. “This news is not just heartbreaking; it’s outrageous. How can our veterans be treated so carelessly and wher...