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Paul Listens to his Employers

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March 17, 2017 | Ian Martorana (202-225-3031) | comments

Things have been busy in Washington: The House passed bipartisan bills to reform the VA, and a third House Committee, through an open and transparent process, approved the American Health Care Act, because seven years of Obamacare is enough. Paul hosted the Friends of Ireland Luncheon, complete with Irish beer and Irish jokes (you can watch that here).

Whether it’s meeting with a young lady who survived cancer and now hosts fundraisers to treat and cure cancer in Wisconsin or with veterans in Washington, Paul’s priority has always been his employers in Wisconsin’s First District. Here are some other highlights from Paul’s time in Wisconsin this week:

Paul met with members of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce to talk about reforming the tax code and the health care system in America, two of the most important issues facing our nation.

Paul heard from members of the WI Agri-Business Association to discuss regulatory reform—a key to unleashing economic growth in America—and trade agreements, which are vital Wisconsin’s farmers.

Paul spoke with Disability Rights Wisconsin about Medicaid, and other constituents about immigration reform. But perhaps the best meeting was this one:

Paul was able to visit St. Patrick’s elementary school and answer some questions from very special students. Via the Janesville Gazette:

 “Speaker Paul Ryan likes rainbows. Also, he has three dogs and enjoys pheasant hunting and economics. . . . [Most] of the questions were about his career, how he got there, what he does and what he likes about it. “The basic part of my job is to make sure that the laws we have are good laws, and if we have bad laws, I try to fix them,” Ryan said. As the speaker of the House, Ryan said it was his job to "make sure that Congress functions.” He told kids that he originally wanted to be an economist, but he found his calling in public service. “My favorite part of my job is that you can make a huge difference in people's lives,” Ryan said.

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