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  • Rep. Paul Ryan: "Presidents don't write laws"
    Jan 28, 2014  - CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama put the finishing touches on his State of the Union address Monday night. The speech is creating controversy even before he's delivered it. His advisors said Tuesday he plans to tell Congress he will use his executive powers to ... More
  • Paul Ryan: A New Direction in the War on Poverty
    Jan 24, 2014  - By Paul Ryan One day at Pulaski High School in Milwaukee, a fight broke out between two students. The staff separated them, but one of the students, a young woman named Marianna, refused to relent. She continued to fight—now with the staff—and to cause a stir. Then a call went out over the school ra... More
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan interviews Congressman Paul Ryan
    Jan 14, 2014  - Cardinal Dolan: One of the things that I admired about Congressman Ryan: He has made a promise to himself and his family that, except when there’s an extraordinary reason, he will always leave Washington on a Friday and go home and be with the family on the weekends. So admired here, are you still ... More
  • Reintegrate the Poor, Reinvigorate America
    Jan 13, 2014  - By Paul Ryan Social Mobility Summit, Brookings Institute Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Hi, everybody. First, I want to thank Ron Haskins and Belle Sawhill. I’m a big fan of their work. I even made it through their report on social mobility—the whole thing. It came out six years ago, and I finishe... More
  • Paul Ryan on Fighting Poverty: We All Have a Role to Play
    Jan 9, 2014  - NBC News' In Plain Sight interview with Brian Williams Well, I wish I had all the answers. I don’t. But I think where we can find a lot of these answers is go into these communities, and talk to the people fighting these adversities. And go find the people who are actually succeeding in fighting pov... More
  • Why We Must Reform Military Compensation
    Dec 22, 2013  - The Bipartisan Budget Act that Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and I drafted will soon become law. We think it's a small step toward fiscal discipline in Washington. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the bill will reduce the deficit over the next ten years by over $20 billion. And u... More
  • Paul Ryan: 'We owe so much to these men and women who fight for us.'
    Dec 18, 2013  - CNBC’s Kudlow Report In an exclusive interview with Larry Kudlow, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee chairman, discusses the budget deal, the Fed's decision to taper, and veterans' pensions. Larry Kudlow: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is a big winner tonight. The Senate late t... More
  • Ryan responds to questions and concerns about the Bipartisan Budget Act
    Dec 12, 2013  - CBS This Morning More
  • Ryan: “This is a modest step in the right direction.”
    Dec 12, 2013  - MSNBC’s Morning Joe More
  • Paul Ryan: “You can’t shoot for the moon every time.”
    Dec 12, 2013  - CNBC’s Squawk Box Click to play video "We decided to focus on where is the common ground when negotiating the budget deal," said House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), discussing how he and Sen. Patty Murrary, (D-Wa), were able to reach a deal on the budget. "This is a small but mod... More