Paul Ryan

American politician 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.
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Paul Ryan Video Mashup: 3 Years Of Arguing Against 'Knee-Jerk' Reactions To Shootings
Huffington Post - 6 days
His biggest fear: taking away gun rights.
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Ryan says not yet time for political battles on guns
CNN - 7 days
Amid renewed debate over gun control after Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, House Speaker Paul Ryan is arguing that now is not the time to wage political battles.
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Florida shooting "pure evil": Ryan - 7 days
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says people should think less about taking sides and more about pulling together following the Florida school shooting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Rep. Ted Yoho says budget deal is not fiscally responsible
Fox News - 10 days
Republican congressman from Florida Ted Yoho bemoans size of budget deal, says biggest threat to national security is debt, addresses criticism of Rep. Paul Ryan.
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WATCH: House Speaker Paul Ryan trying to get GOP on board with bipartisan budget deal
ABC News - 13 days
For many conservatives, the half-trillion-dollar price tag is a nonstarter.
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Ryan says budget first, then immigration - 14 days
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said Republicans will move on immigration legislation backed by President Donald Trump after lawmakers finish with the current budget deal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Lawmaker implores Paul Ryan to act
CNN - 14 days
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) tells CNN's Don Lemon that House Speaker Paul Ryan must "step up" before there is a constitutional crisis, regarding the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Swalwell: Paul Ryan needs to promise a vote on DREAM Act
Fox News - 14 days
Democratic California congressman discusses debates over budget legislation and immigration.
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Op-Ed Columnist: Let Them Eat French Fries
NYTimes - 17 days
Paul Ryan isn’t just out of touch, he’s scamming the public.
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Paul Ryan deletes tweet after backlash
CNN - 17 days
House Speaker Paul Ryan deleted a tweet Saturday touting the GOP tax overhaul after critics called him out for appearing out of touch with the reality of low-income individuals' financial situations. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks with the woman referenced in Ryan's tweet.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Ryan
  • 2016
    Trump, after becoming the Republican Presidential Nominee, "signaled support for Mr. Ryan's little-known primary opponent, Paul Nehlen" on August 1, 2016.
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    On the August 9, 2016 primary election, Ryan overwhelmingly defeated Nehlen, taking over 84% of the vote.
    On August 5, 2016, Trump endorsed Ryan's re-election after pressure from fellow Republican leaders.
    In the 2016 Republican primary election, Ryan faced businessman Paul Nehlen, who had been endorsed by Sarah Palin.
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    After Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential election on May 4, 2016, Ryan was hesitant to endorse him, stating on May 5 that he was "not ready".
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  • 2015
    On October 29, 2015, Ryan was elected to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives following Boehner's retirement, and named lobbyist John David Hoppe as his Chief of Staff.
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  • 2012
    Romney and Ryan lost the 2012 presidential election, but Ryan retained his seat in the House of Representatives.
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    On October 11, 2012, Ryan debated his Democratic counterpart, incumbent Vice President Joe Biden, in the only vice presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle.
    Ryan formally accepted his nomination at the 2012 Republican National Convention on August 29, 2012.
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    On August 11, 2012, Ryan formally accepted Romney's invitation to join his campaign as his running mate, in front of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk.
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    Before the official announcement in Norfolk, Virginia, it was reported that Romney made his decision, and offered the position to Ryan on August 1, 2012, the day after returning from a foreign policy trip through the United Kingdom, Poland and Israel.
    On August 11, 2012, the Romney campaign officially announced Ryan as its choice for Vice President through its "Mitt's VP" mobile app as well as by the social networking service Twitter, about 90 minutes before Romney's in-person introduction.
    In 2012, Ryan supported a request for $3.8 million from the Department of Transportation for a new transit center in Janesville, which city officials received in July.
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    As of mid-2012, Ryan had been on seven trips abroad as part of a congressional delegation.
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    In 2012, Ryan accused the nation's top military leaders of using "smoke and mirrors" to remain under budget limits passed by Congress.
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    As of July 25, 2012, Ryan had over $5.4 million in his congressional campaign account, more than any other House member.Ryan was reelected with 55% of his district's vote and 44% of the vote in his hometown, Janesville.
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    In 2012, under Wisconsin election law, Ryan was allowed to run concurrently for vice president and for Congress and was not allowed to remove his name from the Congressional ballot after being nominated for the vice presidency.
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    He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, running alongside former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts in the 2012 election.
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  • 2010
    In the 2010 general election, he defeated Democrat John Heckenlively and Libertarian Joseph Kexel.
  • 2008
    In the 2008 election, Ryan defeated Democrat Marge Krupp.
  • 2005
    At a 2005 Washington, D.C. gathering celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ayn Rand's birth, Ryan credited Rand as inspiring him to get involved in public service.
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  • 2000
    Ryan married Janna Little, a tax attorney, in 2000.
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    One, passed in July 2000, renamed a post office in Ryan's district; the other, passed in December 2008, lowered the excise tax on arrow shafts.
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    He defeated Democratic challenger Jeffrey C. Thomas in the 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections.
  • 1998
    Ryan was first elected to the House in 1998, winning the 1st District seat of Republican Mark Neumann, a two-term incumbent who had vacated his seat to make an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate.
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  • 1997
    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.
  • 1996
    Ryan later worked as a speechwriter for Kemp, the Republican vice presidential candidate in the 1996 United States presidential election.
  • 1995
    In 1995, Ryan became the legislative director for then-U.S. Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas.
  • 1992
    A few months after Kasten lost to Democrat Russ Feingold in the November 1992 election, Ryan became a speechwriter for Empower America (now FreedomWorks), a conservative advocacy group founded by Jack Kemp, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and William Bennett.
    Betty Ryan reportedly urged her son to accept a congressional position as a legislative aide in Senator Kasten's office, which he did after graduating in 1992.
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  • 1970
    Born on January 29, 1970.
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