About Paul Ryan
Congressman Paul Ryan is the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is acclaimed for passing the Houses version of the health care bill two weeks ago. Now serving his ninth term in the House – he represents Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. In 1992 – Paul moved to Washington – D.C. – was an aide to Senator Bob Kasten (R-WI) on the Senate Small Business Committee. He then moved on to “Empower America -” an organization founded by Speaker Ryan’s mentor – Congressman Jack Kemp. He was elected to Congress at the age of 28. In 2008 – Paul received national attention for writing “The Roadmap for America’s Future -” a plan to spur economic growth by fixing the tax code and pay off the national debt by reforming Medicare and Social Security. In 2011 – he became chairman of the House Budget Committee – where he incorporated many of the roadmap’s ideas into his budget proposal – “The Path to Prosperity.” In October 2015 – after then-speaker John Boehner retired from Congress – Paul was elected speaker of the House.
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