Ryan in his office (from his .gov website)

Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election

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.

Reader comments

Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Please take most of congress and senate since they do nothing for the American tax payer or hard working federal employees. Please take Zenke, Pruitt and Munchkin with you also.

Sat, Apr 14, 2018

He will be missed. He’s done a good job, especially considering the divisions within Congress.

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Paul Take Pruitt and Zenke and Miuten with you when you leave. Best wishes, you will find something else to do and downsize your next appointment with the private sector who you have made many friends and provided favors to over the years.

Wed, Apr 11, 2018

With crooked dems on the hill I guess it just wasn’t worth it. It sad day when they can just away with crimes.

Wed, Apr 11, 2018

GOOD!

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