• RYAN, PAUL D.
Candidate for 2016 Presidential Election
Experience: House: District 1, 1999-Present
Campaign Status: Declined
Home State: Wisconsin
Total Raised: $14,690,622Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Personal

    Full Name: Paul D.Ryan
    Gender:Male
    Family: Wife: Janna; 3 Children: Elizabeth, Charles, Samuel
    Birth Date:01/29/1970
    Birth Place:Janesville, WI
    Home City: Janesville, WI
    Religion: Roman Catholic

Education

    BA, Philosophy, Dartmouth College, 1993

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representative, 1998-present
    Candidate, United States Vice President, 2012

Current Legislative Committees

    Joint Committee on Taxation, Chair
    Ways and Means, Chair

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Community Solutions and Initiatives Coalition
    Co-Chair, Congressional Sportsmens Caucus

Professional Experience

    Economic Policy Analyst
    Former Speechwriter, Jack Kemp Vice Presidential Campaign
    Former Speechwriter, Office of the Director of National Drug Control Policy
    Former President, Ryan Incorporated
    Marketing Consultant, Ryan Incorporated Central, 1997-1998
    Legislative Director, United States Senator Sam Brownback, 1995-1997
    Staff Assistant, Empower America, 1993-1995
    Legislative Aide, United States Senator Robert Kasten of Wisconsin, 1992

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Ducks Unlimited
    Member, Janesville Bowmen, Incorporated
    Board Member, Rock County Junior Achievement
    Member, Saint John Vianney?s Parish
    Member, Saint Mary's Parish

Additional Information

Priority Issues:

Since I have entered Congress, I have been fighting to make Social Security & Medicare solvent & financially sound for future generations, while protecting current seniors' benefits. As a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over revenue matters, I have helped deliver significant tax relief to spur economic growth & create jobs. I also serve on the House Budget Committee & the Joint Economic Committee.

Total: 36
Ryan: Trump endorsement not a blank check

Ryan said Trump has had a "pretty strange run" since last month's GOP convention.

08/04/2016
By Ben Kamisar | The Hill
Ryan: Trump 'not my kind of conservative'

Speaker Paul Ryan, the chairman of the GOP convention here, said Monday he believes that Donald Trump is a conservative, just “not my kind of conservative.”

07/18/2016
By Scott Wong | The Hill
Paul Ryan Refuses To Call Out Trump For Renewed Muslim Ban Push

Unity!

06/14/2016
By Matt Fuller | The Huffington Post
Ryan faces crucial pre-convention sprint

Puerto Rico, Zika and appropriations bills await action, and the clock is ticking.

06/06/2016
By John Bresnahan and Rachael Bade | POLITICO
House Conservatives Head Toward Another Budget Showdown

There's plenty of talk but not much action.

02/24/2016
By Matt Fuller | The Huffington Post
Paul Ryan Vows He'll Take Obama To Court If Gitmo Closes

It's about to get litigious up in this legislative body.

02/24/2016
By Matt Fuller | The Huffington Post
Ryan moves to quell Freedom Caucus anger on budget

Speaker Paul Ryan is meeting with House Freedom Caucus members late Tuesday night as an uprising simmers in the conservative rank-and-file over government spending levels and increased deficits.

02/02/2016
By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan | POLITICO
Ryan's long-term tax victory

When Congress passed the $622 billion year-end tax deal, House Speaker Paul Ryan quietly scored a budgetary victory that could set the stage for his long-sought goal of overhauling and simplifying the tax code.

12/23/2015
By Kelsey Snell | The Washington Post
Paul Ryan Predicts House To Stay In Republican Control, Even If Donald Trump Is Nominee

That might be a little bolder than you think.

12/23/2015
By Matt Fuller | The Huffington Post
Ryan to meet with Israeli president Thursday

Paul Ryan will hold his first meeting with a foreign leader as speaker Thursday, when Israeli President Rueven Rivlin visits the Wisconsin Republican on Capitol Hill.

12/09/2015
By Jake Sherman | POLITICO
House GOP, Obama Administration Finally Agree On A Response To The Paris Attacks

After days of focusing on refugees, the House turned its attention toward the visa waiver program.

12/08/2015
By Elise Foley | The Huffington Post
Paul Ryan: Congress May Not Meet Government Funding Deadline

Don't pack your bags for holiday break just yet.

12/07/2015
By Laura Barron-Lopez | The Huffington Post
Ryan to visit White House for first time as Speaker on Monday

The visit, for a social occasion, comes with Ryan and Obama at odds on key issues.

12/07/2015
By Jonathan Easley | The Hill
Ryan hopes his agenda can buoy GOP at the polls

Paul Ryan unveiled Thursday a new agenda aimed at lifting Republicans above the rancor that has marred the party for years while bolstering the GOP's chances of winning back the White House.

12/03/2015
By Lauren French | POLITICO
Ryan promotes trade, falls short of endorsing TPP

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for boosting U.S. exports but fell short of endorsing an expansive Pacific Rim trade deal that could go before Congress next year.

12/03/2015
By Vicki Needham | The Hill
Ryan vows to offer ObamaCare replacement plan in 2016

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday he plans to roll out a long-awaited replacement plan for ObamaCare in 2016, lifting healthcare reform to the top of the House GOP’s agenda in a presidential election year.

12/03/2015
By Scott Wong and Sarah Ferris | The Hill
Ryan to Pelosi: Budget situation getting urgent

Speaker Paul Ryan called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Tuesday morning with a somewhat urgent message: Time is short, and the House needs to speed up negotiations to fund the government.

12/01/2015
By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan | POLITICO
Ryan pushes mental health bill after Colo. Shooting
12/01/2015
By Scott Wong | The Hill
Paul Ryan invites Obama to deliver State of the Union address on Jan. 12

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday officially invited President Barack Obama to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

11/30/2015
By POLITICO Staff | POLITICO
What we've learned about Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan has been speaker of the House for just three weeks. It’s hardly enough time to make sweeping judgments about whether the Wisconsin Republican's inclusive, bottom-up decision-making process is sustainable in the long term.

11/19/2015
By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan | POLITICO
Total: 17
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Support
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
10. Expand the military

Strongly Support
11. Support & expand free trade

Support
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Oppose
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Support
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

No Opinion
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Support
Total: 106
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
06/09/2015 H.R.2688 To block any action from being taken to finalize or give effect to a certain proposed rule governing the Federal child support enforcement program. 06/09/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
04/17/2015 H.R.1891 AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015 05/01/2015 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 70.
04/17/2015 H.R.1890 Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 05/01/2015 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 69.
04/16/2015 H.R.1831 Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 05/19/2015 Committee Hearings Held.
02/05/2015 H.R.804 Expanding the Availability of Medicare Data Act 02/06/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
02/03/2015 H.Res.84 Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Ways and Means in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress. 02/03/2015 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.
01/28/2015 H.R.599 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2015 01/28/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
11/20/2014 H.R.5754 Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2014 11/20/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
04/10/2014 H.Con.Res.96 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024. 04/11/2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 365.
04/07/2014 H.R.4418 Expanding the Availability of Medicare Data Act 04/11/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
12/12/2013 H.Con.Res.72 Providing for corrections to the enrollment of H. J. Res. 59. 12/20/2013 Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S9115)
10/16/2013 H.Con.Res.25 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023. 10/16/2013 Ordered held at desk by unanimous consent. Pursuant to the order of 10/16/2013.
10/11/2013 H.Res.379 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to crop insurance. 10/11/2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/08/2013 H.R.1870 Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2013 05/08/2013 Referred to House Rules
09/13/2012 H.Res.775 Condemning the shooting that killed six innocent people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on August 5, 2012. 09/13/2012 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/10/2012 H.R.5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 05/15/2012 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 398.
04/27/2012 H.R.4966 Sequester Replacement Act of 2012 05/09/2012 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 329.
03/29/2012 H.Con.Res.112 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2014 through 2022. 05/16/2012 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 41 - 58. Record Vote Number: 98.
02/08/2012 H.R.3521 Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012 02/09/2012 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.
06/13/2011 H.Res.302 Expressing support for the designation of August 22, 2011, as Rose Brucia Stranger Safety Awareness Day, and for other purposes. 07/11/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
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