Rep. Grothman: On Paul Ryan retirement announcement

Contact: Timothy Svoboda, (202) 225-2476

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement after a conversation with House Speaker Paul Ryan about his plan to not run for reelection.

This morning, I sat on a conference call with the Wisconsin delegation, where Speaker Ryan told us that he would not be running for reelection.”

“I believe he will be forever known as the family first Speaker.”

“It took over a month to convince Paul to accept the job as Speaker, since he was concerned that he would be away from his family.”

“Not surprisingly, he will be leaving his position as Speaker after two and a half years, in order to spend more time with his wife and children.”

“I first met Paul at GOP events in Wisconsin and could not be more impressed with his enthusiasm, sincerity and knowledge.”

“As Speaker, he ushered in a historic tax bill, something that has not been done in about 30 years!”

“I am happy for him and his family.”

“I look forward to working with Paul as he continues to be a part of the discourse in Washington and look forward to continuing to seek his advice and counsel in the future.”

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