The GOP Budget and America's Future
March 19, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
The president's budget gives more power to bureaucrats, takes more from taxpayers to fuel the expansion of government, and commits our nation to a future of debt and decline.
Renewing the American Idea
July 15, 2014
Hi, everybody. I want to thank Dr. Spalding and everyone at Hillsdale College's Kirby Center for inviting me here today. You might think it's a little late to give an Independence Day address, but New York's delegates to the....
We're Offering an Agenda to Empower Americans
February 3, 2015 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
I decided not to run for president for a simple reason: Our economy -- our country -- is in jeopardy, and I have an opportunity to do something about it right where I am.
We're the party of ideas
October 22, 2016 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
We can come together to fix our problems, and leave the next generation better off.
In 2008, Ryan gained attention nationwide when he unveiled his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a plan to cut wasteful spending, reform the tax code, and save Medicare and Social Security for future generations.
In 2011, Ryan became chairman of the House Budget Committee and introduced “The Path to Prosperity,” a plan to pay off the national debt and grow the economy. The House of Representatives has passed his budget proposal four years in a row.
In 2012, Ryan was the Republican nominee for vice president of the United States.
In 2013, Ryan and Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State, negotiated the first budget agreement in a divided Congress since 1986.
Ryan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on January 29, 1970. A fifth-generation Wisconsinite, Ryan was the youngest of four children born to Paul Ryan Sr., an attorney, and Betty Ryan, a stay-at-home mom.
In April 2000, Ryan proposed to Janna Little, a native Oklahoman, at one of his favorite fishing spots, Big St. Germain Lake in Wisconsin. The two were married in Oklahoma City later that year.
The Ryans live in Janesville with their three children—Liza, Charlie, and Sam. They are parishioners at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
When he entered Congress in January 1999, Ryan was the youngest member of the freshmen class at the age of 28. He’s now serving his eighth term. Before running for Congress, Ryan served as an aide to Senators Robert Kasten Jr. and Sam Brownback, former Congressman and vice-presidential candidate Jack Kemp, and former Education Secretary William Bennett.
Ryan is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville. He earned a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio. He is an avid outdoorsman and a member of his local archery association, the Janesville Bowmen.