The Best Photos from January | Speaker.gov

January was a busy month in Washington—perhaps the busiest one in years—but often times, what we see on prime time TV only tells half the story. Here are nine, behind-the-scenes photos that help fill in the gaps and highlight a few key moments from the Speaker's perspective.

1. Look Your Best - Speaker Ryan shows his son, Charlie, how to tie a tie.

Speaker Ryan ties a necktie for his oldest son.

2. The Gavel - After election to his first full term as Speaker, Speaker Ryan raises the gavel in gratitude to the 115th Congress.

Speaker Ryan raises the gavel in gratitude

3. Thanks, Joe -  Speaker Ryan and Vice President Biden share a laugh as they stand at the rostrum before certifying the Electoral College results.

Speaker Ryan and Vice President Biden share a laugh

4. Inauguration Preparation - Speaker Ryan checks out the Inauguration stage just a few days before President Trump is sworn in as the 45th President.

Speaker Ryan checks out the Inauguration stage a few days before the big event.

5. Commercial Break - During a commercial break at his CNN Town Hall, Speaker Ryan takes a moment to talk more with an audience member who asked a question about the Republican alternative to Obamacare.

Speaker Ryan talks with an audience member at his CNN Townhall during commercial break.

6. The Peaceful Transfer of Power - Speaker Ryan waves goodbye from the steps of the U.S. Capitol as President Obama departs.

Speaker Ryan waves goodbye as President Obama leaves the Capitol.

7. Congratulations, Mr. President - Speaker Ryan and President Trump shake hands and agree to get to work for the American people.

Speaker Ryan and President Trump shake hands in the Capitol

8. Unified Government - President Trump and Vice President Pence arrive at a meeting for Congressional Republicans in Philadelphia.

President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Speaker Ryan on stage together

9. A Special Relationship - Speaker Ryan and Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom meet for a wide-ranging discussion about strengthening the special relationship between our nations.

Speaker Ryan meets with Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom

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