The People’s Speaker, Paul D. Ryan

This new beginning gives us a chance to deliver real results for every American.”

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Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) celebrated the election of Paul Ryan as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. As Chair of the House Republican Conference, McMorris Rodgers nominated Ryan as the majority party’s candidate for Speaker. “Mister Speaker, today, in the People’s House, it gives me great pleasure to nominate the People’s Speaker,” McMorris Rodgers said. Click here to view her speech.

She released the following statement:

“I am confident Paul Ryan will provide the visionary leadership our Conference; this institution; and the entire country desperately need at this moment. We cannot settle for the way Washington, D.C. works. This new beginning gives us a chance to deliver real results for every American.

“The House of Representatives is by design the closest to the people. We are the most accountable, and we must be the most transparent.

“Paul understands that we need to rethink government and reestablish the rightful role of the People’s House. The demands on families, businesses, and institutions have changed, and now Congress and Washington, D.C. must change too. I look forward to working with Paul to transform the House and all of government’s outdated models. Top-down government programs threaten to limit the freedom and opportunity that made this country great. Now — more than ever — it’s essential that Congress works more effectively on behalf of the American people so they can pursue their own dreams.”

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