Paul Ryan

Former Speaker of the House,
U.S House of Representatives

Paul Ryan was the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was the youngest Speaker of the House in nearly 150 years. During his tenure, Paul spearheaded efforts to reform our nation’s tax code, rebuild our national defense, expand domestic energy production, combat the opioid epidemic, reform our criminal justice system, and promote economic opportunity.

As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, he worked to protect health care choices, advance free trade and strengthen the economy. Paul also served as chairman of the House Budget Committee. In 2012, he was selected to serve as his party’s vice-presidential nominee.

Paul was elected to Congress at age 28 and represented Wisconsin’s First District for two decades. He was named a professor-of-the-practice at the University of Notre Dame for the 2019-2020 academic year. He holds a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university.

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