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House speaker gets firsthand look at US-Mexico border

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the… 351 more words


White House, Republicans Try to Contain Travel-Ban Fallout

Paul Ryan calls executive order necessary to fight terrorism, and Homeland Security chief says agency solved problems quickly

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) defended President Trump’s temporary travel ban from seven Muslim-majority nations on Tuesday, but called the confusion over the executive order’s rollout “regrettable.” Photo: J. 448 more words

Trump 'wasting no time' fulfilling campaign promises, says House Speaker

House Speaker Paul Ryan has stated that President Donald Trump is “wasting no time acting on his promises,” after Trump started his first full workday signing key executive orders on Obamacare, trade, government spending and taxpayer subsidies for abortions. 189 more words

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Berlin representative chosen as new House Speaker

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives has chosen its new Speaker.

On Wednesday, the opening day of the General Assembly, members elected Democratic Berlin Rep. 122 more words


House re-elects Republican Paul Ryan as speaker, will lead hefty GOP majority

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan was easily re-elected Speaker of the House of the 115th Congress, following a vote in the chamber Tuesday.

Only one Republican member defected — Kentucky Republican Rep. 865 more words


Republicans unanimously nominate Paul Ryan as House Speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues’ votes on Tuesday for another term at the helm of the House. He told fellow Republicans he had President-elect Donald Trump’s support, and heralded “the dawn of a new, unified Republican government.” 823 more words