WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today released the following statement after it was announced that Joyce Meyer, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Speaker, will be leaving his office for a position in the White House. Meyer has been named Deputy Assistant to the President in the Office of Legislative Affairs, leading the House team for the new administration. 

“I am just so proud today. Joyce Meyer is more than a close confidant, more than a friend, she is family. And now her decades of hard work have given her an amazing opportunity to serve her country. Joyce and I were Senate staffers together in our twenties. When I was elected, she was among my first hires. And she’s been with me every day of the 18 years since. Through every up and down, Joyce has brought remarkable perspective, insisted on thoughtful planning, and always made sure the people of her native Southern Wisconsin are at the center of everything we do. I will forever be in awe of her devotion, her energetic spirit, and her extraordinary understanding of the House. Above all, I—and so many of my colleagues who share my admiration for Joyce—will be thankful for her friendship. She is the best of what we all aspire to in public service. And while this loss is personal for me, I’m so happy for the country’s gain. I’m thrilled that we will be working together to advance an agenda to solve America’s biggest challenges. I wish her, Don, and their daughter Eva all the very best.”