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School Choice Helped These Students Get Ahead

July 18, 2017

Today on the Speaker’s Balcony, we welcomed students who have received a quality education with the help of school choice programs. Coming from all around the country--including Wisconsin, of course--they are on Capitol Hill to share their stories about the difference these initiatives have made in their lives. Their message is simple: school choice works. Read More

June in Photos: The Humanity of Congress

June 30, 2017

High-drama hearings and partisan sniping. That’s all that goes on in Washington these days, right? Not exactly. Every day, there are hundreds of small, but important moments that don’t make headlines. Here are eight such moments from June that show, regardless of political affiliation, we’re all united in our humanity. Read More

The Best Photos From May

June 01, 2017

What you see on the front pages of newspapers or hear on the nightly news is not always the full story. A lot of what goes on inside the Capitol is actually politics-free. In fact, here are seven, behind-the-scenes photos that show a few small, but important, moments from the Speaker’s perspective. 1.   Answering Questions – Speaker Ryan calls into a local Wisconsin radio station for a live interview. Read More

Wisconsin → Washington

May 19, 2017

From a First District small business tour to daily meetings in D.C., Speaker Ryan took time these past couple of weeks (as he always does) to meet with fellow Wisconsinites to hear about the issues they care about. He recalled his teenage years serving as a YMCA camp counselor; demonstrated tax issues with toy cars; and learned how technology assists families of ALS patients in communicating with their loved ones. Here are six photos featuring Wisconsinites from the last couple of weeks. 1.   YMCA-ers Read More

This Week’s Wisconsinites in Washington

April 28, 2017

As he always does, Speaker Ryan took time this week to meet with fellow Wisconsinites. He was inspired by the message he heard from students who beat childhood cancer; a teacher who has gone above and beyond to close the achievement gap; a group of state legislators who are moving Wisconsin forward; and many others. Here are six photos featuring Wisconsinites who visited the speaker this week in Washington. 1.   Janesville Students Read More

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