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As is typical when someone important or notable leaves a job, friends and colleagues gather around and sing their praises. No such luck for House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Ryan will soon take leave of his ornate office in the Capitol, with few people stepping up to slap him on the... [Read More]
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House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday pushed language through the House that will prevent lawmakers from taking up any resolution to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen this year. [Read More]
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Once again, House Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to abuse his power to protect unconstitutional U.S. participation in the Saudi regime's deliberate-famine-causing war in Yemen. Once again, he's using parliamentary tricks to try to block the House from... [Read More]
1 Criminal justice bill: Under pressure from President Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws. McConnell's decision comes after more than three years of overtures from a large, bipartisan group of senators who support the criminal justice bill, including Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump announced his support for the legislation last month, but McConnell said the bill was among a number of competing priorities for the lame-duck session. [Read More]
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Ever since Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her Democratic primary, which basically ensured that she would win her general election, she has been a magnet for criticism from both sides of the aisle. Experts on the issue say it reinforces research showing how ambitious young women are treated differently than men. Ocasio-Cortez, 29, called out what she sees as a trend in how her critics treat her as opposed to how they treated outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a white male who was elected at 28 and went on to be the Republican Party's 2012 vice presidential nominee. [Read More]
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A review of his efforts in a role he might not have preferred. [Read More]
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Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws. McConnell's decision comes after more than three years of overtures from a large, bipartisan group of senators who support the criminal justice bill, including Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump announced his support for the legislation last month, but McConnell treaded cautiously and said the bill was among a number of competing priorities for the lame-duck session. Texas Sen. John... [Read More]
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence look on during a meeting with Congressional leadership including House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.),... [Read More]
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As House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves office, surrendering his gavel to the Democrats, commentators are reflecting on what an utter fraud his whole career has turned out to be. [Read More]
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Vox's Ezra Klein says that retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan's legacy can be summed up in one number: $343 billion. "That's the increase between the deficit for fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2018— that is, the difference between the fiscal year before Ryan became speaker of the House and the fiscal year in which he retired." [Read More]
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National Wildlife Federation officials are urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund after a poll in the 1st District showed overwhelming... [Read More]
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The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is lit by House Speaker Paul Ryan with the assistance of Brigette Harrington of Hillsboro, Oregon who won an essay contest about Oregon's outdoors and the role to light the tree. (Dec. 6) [Read More]
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She played violin before an audience at the National Press Club. She's met members of Congress, Cabinet officials and rock stars. On Thursday, she stood with House Speaker Paul Ryan and flipped the switch to light the Capitol Christmas Tree. But Brigette Harrington is no dignitary or head of state. She's a 9-year-old girl from Oregon. [Read More]
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, along with members of Congress, lights the Christmas tree at the U.S. Capitol. [Read More]
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Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin on Monday told MSNBC that retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan needs to show some "leadership" and call out his fellow Republicans for passing last-minute legislation that strips incoming Democratic governor Tony Evers of his powers. "I do think this is ... [Read More]
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