Wasserman Schultz Statement on Election of Paul D. Ryan as Speaker of the House

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Washington, DC, October 29, 2015 | comments
I served with Congressman Ryan on the Budget Committee and over the years, we have gotten to know one another as working parents who split time between our home states and Washington, DC. I am hopeful that under his leadership, House Republicans will reach across the aisle and work with Democrats to advance American priorities like economic growth for the middle class, comprehensive immigration reform, college affordability and student loan debt relief, and paid family leave.
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 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after Rep. Paul D. Ryan’s election as Speaker of the House of Representatives:

“I congratulate Paul D. Ryan on his election as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“I served with Congressman Ryan on the Budget Committee and over the years, we have gotten to know one another as working parents who split time between our home states and Washington, DC. I am hopeful that under his leadership, House Republicans will reach across the aisle and work with Democrats to advance American priorities like economic growth for the middle class, comprehensive immigration reform, college affordability and student loan debt relief, and paid family leave.

“I will be sure to extend my hand in cooperation if in return, the priorities of the American people are placed at the top of the agenda. We will continue to be a strong voice to amplify the people's voices, who deserve the opportunity to build the cornerstones of a middle class life: a good job, a roof over their head, a quality education, access to quality, affordable health care and a secure retirement. 

“I also congratulate John Boehner and his family on his service to this nation, the House of Representatives and the state of Ohio, and wish him good health and happiness.” 

 

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Contact:

Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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