Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Apr 10, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday announced that he will not seek re-election in November, but will serve until the end of Congress in January, New York Times reports.
According to the article, his decision to quit surprised many in the Republican party as he has appeared at recent fundraising events and has also become the party’s most important fundraiser in the House.
Ryan, who pointed to the overhaul of the tax code and increased military spending as his most significant accomplishments, said after 20 years in Congress, he wants to spend more time with his family.