Statement: Speaker Paul Ryan Retirement from Congress

April 12, 2018

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to retire from Congress.

“When I met Paul Ryan in 1998 during his first run for Congress, it was obvious he was someone of incredible talent and amazing ability. Now 20 years later, his record and accomplishments speak for themselves.

“Paul has been perhaps the best congressman Wisconsin has ever sent to Washington and one of the best speakers to have gaveled Congress into session. His commitment to serving the people of Wisconsin and the United States is unparalleled.

“I'm happy for my friend and his family, but sad for the 1st Congressional District and our country because men like him don't come around often.”