WASHINGTON—Next Wednesday, December 5, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will deliver his farewell address in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. It is the same setting where he delivered his Confident America address in December of 2015, shortly after he became speaker.
In addition, Speaker Ryan will take part in a number of events over the next week to cap his 20 years of service in Congress, and the policies and ideas he has championed in that time.
Wednesday, November 28
3:45 p.m ET. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary James Mattis will present Speaker Ryan with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. This award, a significant honor, will recognize the speaker’s public service and support for the United States Military. Additional details.
Thursday, November 29
9:00 a.m ET. Speaker Ryan will take part in a Washington Post Live event with senior congressional correspondent Paul Kane. Additional details.
12:00 p.m. ET. Speaker Ryan will deliver remarks on the House floor to thank the people of Wisconsin’s First District and his district staff.
6:00 p.m ET. Speaker Ryan will attend the unveiling of his Budget Committee chairman portrait in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol.
Monday, December 3
5:30 p.m. ET. Speaker Ryan will deliver remarks at the Hudson Institute’s 2018 Award Gala in New York City, where he will receive the Herman Kahn Award for his commitment to pro-growth economic policies. Additional details.
Wednesday, December 5
1:00 p.m. ET. Speaker Ryan will deliver his farewell address in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, the same setting as his Confident America address given in December of 2015 shortly after becoming speaker.