2016: A Year of Ideas

WASHINGTON, DC — This morning, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with Right Wisconsin’s Collin Roth and WGTD’s Greg Berg. Below are excerpts of Ryan’s conversations. Setting expectations for Congress in 2016: “We have to therefore also become a better proposition party, and that is what 2016 is all about. It’s going to be a year of ideas. We are laun...

Ryan Previews President Obama’s Final SOTU Address, Discusses Plans for 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — This morning, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes. Excerpts of Ryan’s remarks follow: Anticipating the State of the Union Address: “I think there will be a lot of straw men. I think there will be a lot of demagoguery on guns and things like that. And then I think you’ll see a lot of lofty rhetoric. I would say...

Ryan settles in as House speaker, sees good things happening in new role

WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, Wisconsin’s First District Congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with Kenosha News’s Joe Potente. Excerpts of Ryan’s remarks follow: Q. How are you balancing your time between D.C. and your district these days? A. I’ve kept my same routines, actually. That’s been pretty good. I’ve been very pleased with it. Now with this budget agreement, I’m probably g...

Ryan Nominates Students for Military Service Academies

WASHINGTON, DC — Today Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, announced the 17 students in the First District who received nominations for appointments to the U.S. military service academies. Young men and women who seek a nomination to attend a U.S. service academy must obtain a nomination from an authorized nominating source, like a member of Congress. Ryan s...

Ryan Talks ISIS and Bipartisan Accomplishments in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC — This morning, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with the Big 1380 AM’s Stan Milam and Wisconsin State Journal’s Mark Sommerhauser. Excerpts of Ryan’s remarks follow: On the President’s remarks and combating ISIS: “What I heard more was a defense of his containment strategy—not an adjustment to a new strategy. We should not try to def...

Ryan: “These are the stakes of this generation defining moment”

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday morning, Wisconsin’s First District Congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WTAQ’s Jerry Bader. Excerpts of Ryan’s remarks follow. Promoting bottom-up leadership in Congress: “More importantly, members . . . want a fair process and they don’t want a Congress that bottles up the process or a leadership that concentrates power, pre-determines the outcom...

Statement on President Obama's Executive Order to Undermine Second Amendment

WASHINGTON, DC — Wisconsin’s First District Congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, released the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement of his executive order to restrict American gun ownership: "From day one, the president has never respected the right to safe and legal gun ownership that our nation has valued since its founding. He knows full well that the law...

Ryan: “I want us to renew the American Idea”

WASHINGTON, DC — This morning, Wisconsin’s First District Congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WISN’s Jay Weber. Excerpts of Ryan’s remarks follow: On moving the country forward: “What matters to me as a citizen . . . is someone who will offer an alternative, not just a criticism of the status quo; we’ve got that down. We can’t just be an opposition party, we have to be a pr...