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  • Missed Opportunities for Economic Engagement and the Need for Executive Leadership
    Dec 3, 2009  - Thank you, Dr. David L. Aaron, Director of RAND’s Center for Middle East Public Policy, for your kind words. The Constitution makes Congress the nation’s lawmaker but makes the President the Commander-in-Chief of military forces and chief of the executive branch, and “execution” means directing the ... More
  • Washington's Elusive Quest for Jobs
    Nov 18, 2009  - By Paul Ryan Representing Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District With unemployment at 10.2%, it is imperative that we focus on job creation. In the halls of Congress, there are reports of yet another "stimulus" spending bill. It is great that jobs are again on the agenda, but to continue to do the s... More
  • Economic Club of Minnesota
    Nov 9, 2009  - Thank you for your very kind words. It’s a pleasure to have this opportunity to talk to you. Clearly we are weathering some storms now, but I believe the best part of our economic history is still in the future! Thomas Jefferson once described his idea of good government this way: “A wise and frugal... More
  • Keynote Address, The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board of Directors Meeting
    Oct 8, 2009  - [Congressman Ryan was introduced by Nicholas T. Pinchuk, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Snap-on Inc.] Nick, thank you for your very kind words. NAM represents so many enterprises that make up the backbone of America ’s private sector economy. By now NAM has a long honorable histo... More
  • The Message is Clear: Let’s Fix What’s Broken; Not Break What’s Working
    Sep 4, 2009  - WASHINGTON – Wisconsin’s 1st District Congressman Paul Ryan issued the following statement after completing his 17th health care listening session: “The health care debate truly came alive in August. Over the past two weeks, my employers – the residents of Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District – de... More
  • House Passes Punitive Cap-And-Tax Bill
    Jun 26, 2009  - WASHINGTON – Wisconsin’s 1st District Congressman Paul Ryan today spoke out on behalf of the families and small businesses that would be on the receiving end of a massive new energy tax. Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009... More
  • Joint Statement of Senators Kohl and Feingold and Representatives Ryan and Baldwin
    Jun 10, 2009  - WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold and Representatives Tammy Baldwin and Paul Ryan met with executives from General Motors (GM) to discuss the GM facility in Janesville. The delegation members met with Troy Clarke, Head of GM’s North American Division, and Tim Lee, Vic... More
  • The Budget Resolution for FY2010- Motion to Instruct Conferees
    Apr 22, 2009  - Earlier this month, Republicans offered the American people a budget that would not only fund our priorities, but also support economic growth and job creation, get Federal spending and debt under control, and begin critical reforms to our largest – and least sustainable entitlement programs. And th... More
  • The GOP's Alternative Budget
    Apr 1, 2009  - By PAUL D. RYAN Today, the House of Representatives will consider two budget plans that represent dramatically different visions for our nation's future. We will first consider President Barack Obama's plan. To be clear, this is no ordinary budget. In a nutshell, the president and Democratic leaders... More
  • Congressman Paul Ryan Previews GOP Alternative Budget
    Apr 1, 2009  - Congressman Paul Ryan, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, previews his Republican Budget Alternative on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Ryan’s alternative seeks to restore economic growth and sustained job creation, and lift the crushing burden of debt and taxes from future generations. This fiscal... More