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MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President & CEO Kurt R. Bauer released the following statement on Wednesday after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he would not seek reelection in November:

“Speaker Ryan is a true leader, and it will be sad to see Congress lose such a powerful, articulate and insightful voice. Since first being elected to Congress in 1998, Speaker Ryan has been a pioneer for reform. From his continued efforts to pass a balanced budget with key welfare reforms to the historic overhaul of our federal tax code, Speaker Ryan has proved he cares more about the country’s next generation than just his next election.

“With his announcement today, Wisconsin will lose a terrific Congressman and our country will lose a terrific Speaker. We look forward to continuing to work with Speaker Ryan through the end of his term and wish him and his family nothing but well wishes for the future.”

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