Paul Ryan

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Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who served as the 54th speaker of the United States House of Representatives from October 2015 to January 2019.wikipedia
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2012 United States presidential election

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He was also the 2012 vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party, running unsuccessfully alongside Mitt Romney.
They defeated the Republican ticket of businessman and former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

October 2015 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives election

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He chaired the House Budget Committee from 2011 to 2015 and briefly chaired the House Ways and Means Committee in 2015 prior to being elected Speaker of the House in October 2015 following John Boehner's retirement.
Republican congressman Paul Ryan, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, won the election, receiving 236 votes, an absolute majority of the 435-member chamber.

The Path to Prosperity

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In the 2010s, two proposals heavily influenced by Ryan—"The Path to Prosperity" and "A Better Way"—advocated for the privatization of Medicare, the conversion of Medicaid into a block grant program, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and significant federal tax cuts.
Representative Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, played a prominent public role in drafting and promoting both The Path to Prosperity proposals, and they are therefore often referred to as the Ryan budget, Ryan plan or Ryan proposal.

2018 United States House of Representatives elections

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Ryan declined to run for re-election in the 2018 midterm elections.
Incumbent Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan chose to retire in 2018 instead of seeking another term.

A Better Way

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In the 2010s, two proposals heavily influenced by Ryan—"The Path to Prosperity" and "A Better Way"—advocated for the privatization of Medicare, the conversion of Medicaid into a block grant program, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and significant federal tax cuts.
A Better Way is a conservative agenda for U.S. governance, crafted by former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as well as Kevin Brady, former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

United States House Committee on Ways and Means

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He chaired the House Budget Committee from 2011 to 2015 and briefly chaired the House Ways and Means Committee in 2015 prior to being elected Speaker of the House in October 2015 following John Boehner's retirement.
Recent chairmen have included Bill Thomas, Charlie Rangel, Sander Levin, Dave Camp, Paul Ryan and Kevin Brady.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

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As Speaker, he had a role in passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Republican politicians such as Paul Ryan have advocated for spending cuts to help finance the tax cuts, while the President Trump's 2018 budget includes $2.1trillion in spending cuts over ten years to Medicaid, Affordable Care Act subsidies, food stamps, Social Security disability insurance, Supplemental security income, and cash welfare (TANF).

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

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Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who served as the 54th speaker of the United States House of Representatives from October 2015 to January 2019.
This intra-party discord continued under Boehner's successor, Paul Ryan.

List of Speakers of the United States House of Representatives

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Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who served as the 54th speaker of the United States House of Representatives from October 2015 to January 2019.
As of January 2020 there are four living former speakers of the House: Newt Gingrich, Dennis Hastert, John Boehner, and Paul Ryan.

Paul Nehlen

In the 2016 Republican primary election, Ryan faced businessman Paul Nehlen, who had been endorsed by Sarah Palin.
He was unsuccessful during both attempts at running for the office, losing to incumbent Representative Paul Ryan in 2016 and then-future Representative Bryan Steil in 2018.

United States House Committee on the Budget

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He chaired the House Budget Committee from 2011 to 2015 and briefly chaired the House Ways and Means Committee in 2015 prior to being elected Speaker of the House in October 2015 following John Boehner's retirement.
In early December 2013, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R) from Wisconsin and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D) from Washington reached a two-year budget agreement that would prevent a government shutdown and increase military spending by providing relief for sequester cuts.

John Boehner

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He chaired the House Budget Committee from 2011 to 2015 and briefly chaired the House Ways and Means Committee in 2015 prior to being elected Speaker of the House in October 2015 following John Boehner's retirement.
After initially turning down requests from Republican leaders, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman and 2012 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan of Wisconsin announced he would run for Speaker and had received Boehner's blessing.

2016 United States House of Representatives elections

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Two months after the 2016 elections, Ryan was re-elected Speaker of the House on January 3, 2017, the opening day of the 115th Congress.
In October 2015, the House elected a new Speaker, Republican Paul Ryan, who was re-elected in the new term.

Kevin McCarthy (U.S. Representative)

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Among those interested in the post, Kevin McCarthy, who had wide support among Republicans, including Boehner, and Ryan, who was set to officially nominate him, was considered the presumptive favorite.
After announcing his candidacy for Speaker on September 28, 2015, he dropped out of the race on October 8 in favor of Paul Ryan.

Irish Americans

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His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother of German and English descent.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan is another prominent Irish-American Republican.

Mitt Romney

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He was also the 2012 vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party, running unsuccessfully alongside Mitt Romney.
On August 11, 2012, the Romney campaign announced the selection of Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice-presidential running mate.

Sam Brownback

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In 1995, Ryan became the legislative director for then-U.S. Congressman Sam Brownback of Kansas.
Brownback, while U.S. Senator in the mid-1990s, hired Paul Ryan as his chief legislative director.

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

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In 2010, Ryan was a member of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-Simpson Commission), which was tasked with developing a plan to reduce the federal deficit.
Critics on the right, such as Republican commission members Paul Ryan, Jeb Hensarling, and Dave Camp, and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, objected to the Simpson-Bowles proposal because it would raise taxes.

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin

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In the 2008 election, Ryan defeated Democrat Marge Krupp.
In this relatively moderate district in southeast Wisconsin, incumbent Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has enjoyed popularity and faced no serious challenge from Democratic nominee, Marge Krupp, a chemist.

John David Hoppe

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Later, he named lobbyist John David Hoppe as his Chief of Staff.
John David Hoppe (born August 25, 1951) is a Capitol Hill politician and lobbyist who served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

115th United States Congress

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Two months after the 2016 elections, Ryan was re-elected Speaker of the House on January 3, 2017, the opening day of the 115th Congress.
* Speaker: Paul Ryan (R)

Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape

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In October 2016, following the Donald Trump Access Hollywood controversy, Ryan disinvited Trump from a scheduled campaign rally, and announced that he would no longer defend or support Trump's presidential campaign but would focus instead on Congressional races.
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he would no longer defend or support Trump's campaign, although he did not officially retract his endorsement of Trump.

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin

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In the 2010 general election, he defeated Democrat John Heckenlively and Libertarian Joseph Kexel.
Incumbent Republican Congressman Paul Ryan ran for a seventh term in this marginally conservative district based in southeastern Wisconsin.

Medicare (United States)

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In the 2010s, two proposals heavily influenced by Ryan—"The Path to Prosperity" and "A Better Way"—advocated for the privatization of Medicare, the conversion of Medicaid into a block grant program, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and significant federal tax cuts.
Premium support proposals, such as the 2011 plan proposed by Senator Ron Wyden and Rep. Paul Ryan (R–Wis.), have aimed to avoid risk selection by including protection language mandating that plans participating in such coverage must provide insurance to all beneficiaries and are not able to avoid covering higher risk beneficiaries.

Republican Study Committee

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Teller had been working with two outside groups in opposition to a budget deal forged by Paul Ryan and Patty Murray.