Congressman Paul Ryan
Romney names Ryan as VP pick. August 11, 2012
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Paul D. Ryan
Biography of Congressman Paul Ryan
Born and raised in the community of Janesville, Paul Ryan is a fifth-generation Wisconsin native. Currently serving his 7th term as a Member of Congress, Paul works to address the many important issues affecting Wisconsin residents and serve as an effective advocate for the 1st Congressional District.
He is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he works to bring fiscal discipline and accountability to the federal government. He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Social Security, health care and trade laws.
Paul has put forward a specific plan to tackle our looming fiscal crisis, driven by the explosion of entitlement spending. “The Path to Prosperity” helps spur job creation today, stops spending money the government doesn’t have, and lifts the crushing burden of debt. This plan puts the budget on the path to balance and the economy on the path to prosperity.
Paul is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville and earned a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio.
Paul and his wife Janna live in Janesville with their children, daughter Liza and sons Charlie and Sam. The youngest of four children, Paul is the son of Paul Sr. (deceased) and Betty Ryan. He is a member of St. John Vianney’s Parish.
To stay connected with Paul:
- Email Paul
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reppaulryan
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/reppaulryan
- YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/reppaulryan
To learn more about Paul:
- “The Man with the Plan” – Phil Klein, American Spectator
- “Ryan shines as GOP seeks vision”- Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Learn more about “The Path to Prosperity: http://paulryan.house.gov/Issues/Issue/?IssueID=35373
- Paul Ryan: “This is Our Generation’s Defining Moment”
- “The Case for Real Security and a Path to Prosperity” – Congressman Paul Ryan’s Remarks at the American Enterprise Institute
- “The GOP Path to Prosperity” – Wall Street Journal
- “The Grand Compromise” – Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
- “What Real Leaders Do” – Chicago Tribune
- “Paul Ryan and His Critics” – Wall Street Journal
Biography from Ryan for Congress
As a fifth-generation Janesville native, Paul Ryan is committed to carrying forth Wisconsin’s proud tradition of hard-working, reform-minded leadership to Congress. Since first elected in 1998, Paul has fought with integrity and passion on behalf of those he serves in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. Serving as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul is a leading voice for fiscal discipline and accountability in the federal government. He is also a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, where he has focused his efforts on making health care more affordable and more accessible, reducing the complexity and burdens of our federal tax code, and strengthening American jobs and competitiveness. He introduced “A Roadmap for America’s Future,” a comprehensive proposal that tackles the interrelated crises in health care, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, our outdated tax code, and our exploding debt. Prior to his election to Congress, Paul worked at Ryan Inc., Central – a construction firm that was founded by Ryan’s great-grandfather in 1884. Paul also gained experience in public service, serving as an aide, economic advisor, and speechwriter for various public officials in our nation’s capital. Paul currently resides near his childhood home in Janesville, his church – St. John Vianney’s Parish, and his alma mater – Joseph A. Craig High School. He also earned a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio. Paul and his wife Janna are the proud parents of three children – Liza, Charlie and Sam. The youngest of four children, Paul is the son of Paul Sr. (deceased) and Betty Ryan.
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