Reaction To Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan’s Announcement

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives.

As dear friends of Paul and Janna for more than 20 years, Tonette and I simply say “thank you” to them and their family. On behalf of the more than five and a half million people of Wisconsin, we thank them for their deep dedication and service to our state and our country. While Paul leaves behind a far-reaching, reform-minded legacy and a long list of achievements in Congress, I believe this is just the beginning for him.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on Speaker Ryan’s decision not to seek re-election:


“Before I was elected to the Senate I served with Paul Ryan in the House and have spent many years working with him on behalf of the people of Wisconsin. We know each other well and while we have different views on policy, I consider him a friend and have a lot of respect for him as a person and a public servant. This was a difficult decision to make, and I wish Paul and his family all the best in the future.”

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) issued the following statement regarding Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not run for re-election:

 “Paul Ryan is a person of true integrity who I have had the great fortune to know over the last eight years. He has served Janesville, southeastern Wisconsin and our nation honorably.  We should all be grateful for his sacrifice and understand his desire to be a full time Dad.”