Congressman Messer Supports Paul Ryan As New Speaker Of The House
By Travis Thayer
(Washington, D.C.) – Indiana 6th District Congressman Luke Messer is supporting Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House.
Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan officially accepted the Speaker’s gavel Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Ryan replaced Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), who is retiring from Congress after roughly 25 years. Ryan was sworn-in by Michigan Democrat John Conyers, the dean of the House.
Majority Republicans elected Ryan with 236 votes, beating out the Democrats nominated and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who only secured 184 votes.
Ryan, 45, is second in line of succession to the presidency after the vice president, and is the youngest Speaker in more than 140 years.
“Paul Ryan is the right person at the right time for this job. He is a strong, visionary conservative, with a proven record, who will champion reforms to get this nation back on track and get our House refocused on the priorities of the American people.” said Messer. “I look forward to working with him in that effort.”
See what other U.S. Congressmen and Senators had to say about the new Speaker:
Ohio Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Westwood)
“Today, I voted for Paul Ryan for Speaker, because he is the right person to lead the House of Representatives at this critical juncture. He has strong conservative credentials, and he has been focused throughout his tenure in Congress on important issues that will impact the future of our country, like reducing wasteful government spending, reforming the broken tax code and securing Social Security and Medicare for current retirees and future generations.”
“That said, Speaker Ryan has a difficult job ahead of him, and I think it is important that we unite behind him and pursue policies that will lead to a smaller, less intrusive and more accountable federal government.”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
“Speaker Ryan is thoughtful about the issues facing our nation. He’s sober-minded. He knows the job he’s walking into is tough. He also understands the potential it holds, in terms of conservative solutions for our country, in terms of more opportunity for the Middle Class.
“When I called to congratulate Speaker Ryan, we discussed our many shared goals for Congress. We pledged a strong partnership. We aimed to continue advancing conservative reform.
“I look forward to working closely with him going forward as I have in the past.
Its time for these so-called conservatives to start acting like it! Close the damn borders. Send back the illegals, then you can talk about spending more taxpayer dollars. Screw Obama and his social policies, you have given him too much free riegn under the leadership of the traitor, John “no guts” Boehner and look where we are now.
RBAE76 Well put
HammerNail RBAE76 I agree with both of you. To me they are all hogs at the public trough.
Heck, its not even a matter of being Conservative or Liberal, just follow the constituion for a change! Use your power of controlling the money to get things done. If Barry the traitor wants to shut down the parks and other non=-essential portions of government, let him. Just stand up and state why you won’t fund something. Even the dumbest of Americans and the media will understand that.