Paul Ryan


Paul Davis Ryan is the United States Representative for and current chairman of the House Budget Committee. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 election. He was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, and is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio. He worked as an aide to legislators Bob Kasten, Sam Brownback, and Jack Kemp, and as a speechwriter before winning election to the U.S. House in 1998.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on January 29, 1970.


Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts in 1992 with a double major in economics and political science.
1995 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 27 Years Old In 1997 he returned to Wisconsin, where he worked for a year as a marketing consultant for the construction company Ryan Incorporated Central, owned by his relatives.
1998 28 Years Old Ryan was first elected to the House in 1998, winning the 1st District seat of Mark Neumann, a two-term incumbent who had vacated his seat to make an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate. … Read More


He defeated Democratic challenger Jeffrey C. Thomas in the 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. (In 2002, Ryan also faced Libertarian candidate George Meyers.) In 2008, Ryan defeated Democrat Marge Krupp in the 2008 election. … Read More
2002 - 2005 2 More Events
In fiscal year 2008, Ryan garnered $5.4 million in congressional earmarks for his constituency, including $3.28 million for bus service in Wisconsin, $1.38 million for the Ice Age Trail, and $735,000 for the Janesville transit system. … Read More
Ryan voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.


2010 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 27, 2010, Ryan released a modified version of his Roadmap, H.R. 4529: Roadmap for America's Future Act of 2010. … Read More
…  In 2011 President Barack Obama criticized Ryan as being "not on the level" for describing himself as a fiscal conservative while voting for these policies, as well as two "unpaid for" wars.
…  He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 election.
2013 43 Years Old …  Ryan supported the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013, a bill that would require the Congressional Budget Office to provide a macroeconomic impact analysis for bills that are estimated to have a large budgetary effect.
Zerban again challenged Ryan in the 2014 House election.
2015 45 Years Old Ryan's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 included deep cuts to domestic spending to reduce projected federal deficits by about $5 trillion over the next decade.
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