Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Local Reaction On Speaker Paul Ryan's Announcement

Local Reaction On Speaker Paul Ryan's Announcement

After 20 years in Congress, Ryan noted, he wants to spend more time with his wife and three teenage children.

And at least some members and a leader of the Tea Party movement have publically and privately suggested they could add to the congressional ranks after November, giving them more power in leadership voting.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the Republican tax bill Ryan pushed a year ago will result in a federal deficit of $1.5 trillion in 2020. It will also fuel speculation that Ryan is eyeing a coming Democratic surge, fuelled by opposition to President Donald Trump, that could wrest control of the House of Representatives from Republicans' grip.

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Ryan joins almost 30 House Republicans who have announced this year they are retiring outright. Ryan has been "a steady force in contrast to the president's more mercurial tone", said Rep. Mark Sanford of SC. "We've gotten a lot done together", Ryan said.

Axios news site first reported the news on Wednesday. Once she let him know that this type of display makes her feel unwelcome, the congressman said he feels bad about it too. Ryan was former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012.

Ryan, from Janesville, Wis., was first elected to Congress in 1998. Along with Reps. Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy, he branded himself a rising "Young Gun" in an aging party. "And you were one of the main people that said you wanted to do more for the Republican Party, to expand the base".

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While Amodei sounded perhaps the most upfront about his wishes, Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., suggested to Politico that having "our strongest leadership in place" would yield more success in the midterms, as energized Democrats appear to have a very realistic chance of winning roughly two dozen GOP-held House seats to retake the chamber.

Paul Ryan has been seen as the future of the Republican party, and so for the most powerful Republican in the House to step down from power is not a vote of confidence for conservatives. Some key players reportedly are House majority leader, Kevin McCarthy of California, and the House majority whip, Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

Ryan was pulled into the leadership job by the abrupt retirement of House Speaker John Boehner in 2015. "That has prevented Republicans and Democrats alike from doing their jobs offering amendments on the House floor, and put this Congress on track to become the most closed Congress ever". With Ryan's departure slated for January, Republicans will lose another establishment force who, at times, pushed back at Trump. Vos did not immediately return telephone or text messages. David Craig. Longtime Ryan friend Bryan Steil, an attorney and University of Wisconsin Board of Regents member, could throw his hat into the ring. Aides to McCarthy and Scalise declined to immediately provide comment. He had almost $2.3 million in the bank at the end of the first quarter. The only declared Republicans are Paul Nehlen, who was banned from Twitter earlier this year for posts criticized as racist or anti-Semitic, and Nick Polce, an Army veteran who also co-owns a security consulting firm.

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