Rep. Barbara Comstock On Speaker Paul Ryan’s Retirement
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock today issued the following statement on the retirement of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan:
“I’ve been honored to know and work with Speaker Paul Ryan since our days as staffers on Capitol Hill through the Romney campaign to Congress. He has promoted the compassionate conservative, opportunity agenda that his mentor Jack Kemp espoused to bring the American Dream to all communities.
“I appreciate the Speaker’s leadership on a pro-growth economy and the first tax reform in a generation. I particularly appreciate the Speaker’s support for working with us to advance landmark legislation to fight Sexual Harassment in the workplace and the help that he has always given to recruit more women in the Republican conference. I know he will continue his servant leadership wherever he goes.”
The House Speaker tweeted his intentions and addressed a press conference:
Serving as speaker has been a great honor. Now, with all three of my kids in their teens, I am ready to set new priorities. I intend to serve my full term as I was elected to do. But I will be retiring in January, leaving this majority in good hands and with a bright future. pic.twitter.com/LfyZtZOIn4
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) April 11, 2018