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July in Photos: Beyond the Clutter

August 02, 2017

It’s easy to get caught up in cable news countdown clocks, DC partisan bickering, and 140-character play-by-plays. But these aren’t the things that most Americans spend their days thinking about. (I know, hard to believe.) People care about having a good job, taking care of their families, achieving the American Dream. That’s why you sent your representatives to Washington—to focus on the issues that matter most to you. So here are seven moments from July that show we’re cutting through the clutter to tackle what matters most—the problems people face in their everyday lives. Read More

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

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