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{{tnr}}'''Paul Ryan''' (b. January 29, 1970, in Janesville, WI) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Ryan represents [[Wisconsin's 1st congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 1998.  
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{{tnr}}'''Paul Ryan''' (b. January 29, 1970, in Janesville, WI) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Ryan represents [[Wisconsin's 1st congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 1998. He {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014.
  
 
Ryan appeared on the 2012 presidential ticket as [[Mitt Romney|Mitt Romney's]] vice presidential running mate. Despite losing the presidential race, Ryan won re-election to the [[U.S. House|House]] in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
 
Ryan appeared on the 2012 presidential ticket as [[Mitt Romney|Mitt Romney's]] vice presidential running mate. Despite losing the presidential race, Ryan won re-election to the [[U.S. House|House]] in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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{{support vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Ryan voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
Paul Ryan has said he will be donating his salary while the government is on shutdown.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/government-shutdown-congress-donate-salary-97663.html?hp=lh_b1 ''Politico,'' "Hill pols plan to donate, halt salary," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
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{{oppose vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Ryan voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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Ryan said he donated his salary while the government was shutdown.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/government-shutdown-congress-donate-salary-97663.html?hp=lh_b1 ''Politico,'' "Hill pols plan to donate, halt salary," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Ryan spoke with the press on the first day of the shutdown, October 1, 2013.  He suggested an agreement to end the shutdown could be tied in with the debt ceiling, which hits its limit on October 17, 2013.  He said, "We have a debt limit coming.  Most budget agreements in the past have always involved debt limit increases. We think that's the forcing mechanism, just like the Budget Control Act that President Obama signed before."  He added, "That's what we think we need. A forcing action to bring two parties together."  He added, "We don't want to close the government down. We want it open. But we want fairness ... We want a budget agreement that gets the debt under control."<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/paul-ryan-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling_n_4023983.html ''Huffington Post'', "Paul Ryan: Debt Limit Is 'Forcing Mechanism' For Ending Government Shutdown", accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
 
Ryan spoke with the press on the first day of the shutdown, October 1, 2013.  He suggested an agreement to end the shutdown could be tied in with the debt ceiling, which hits its limit on October 17, 2013.  He said, "We have a debt limit coming.  Most budget agreements in the past have always involved debt limit increases. We think that's the forcing mechanism, just like the Budget Control Act that President Obama signed before."  He added, "That's what we think we need. A forcing action to bring two parties together."  He added, "We don't want to close the government down. We want it open. But we want fairness ... We want a budget agreement that gets the debt under control."<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/paul-ryan-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling_n_4023983.html ''Huffington Post'', "Paul Ryan: Debt Limit Is 'Forcing Mechanism' For Ending Government Shutdown", accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
He wrote an op-ed on October 9, 2013, and then went on Bill Bennett's radio show to address the shutdown and entitlements.  He said, "I don’t know that within the next two weeks we have a viable strategy for actually repealing Obamacare, every piece of it."  He added, "We’re going to keep going after Obamacare. I’m totally committed to dismantling this law because what we’re learning soon here is that’s it’s going to do so much damage to this country. Premiums are skyrocketing, people are losing the coverage they had, businesses are knocking people down less than 40 hours a week, it’s just terrible."  In his op-ed published in ''The Wall Street Journal'', he said, "... we need a complete rethinking of government’s approach to helping the most vulnerable, and a complete rethinking of government’s approach to health care. But right now, we need to find common ground. We need to open the federal government. We need to pay our bills today — and make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/paul-ryan-i-havent-dropped-obamacare-98062.html?hp=f2 ''Politico'', "Paul Ryan: I haven’t dropped Obamacare", accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
 
He wrote an op-ed on October 9, 2013, and then went on Bill Bennett's radio show to address the shutdown and entitlements.  He said, "I don’t know that within the next two weeks we have a viable strategy for actually repealing Obamacare, every piece of it."  He added, "We’re going to keep going after Obamacare. I’m totally committed to dismantling this law because what we’re learning soon here is that’s it’s going to do so much damage to this country. Premiums are skyrocketing, people are losing the coverage they had, businesses are knocking people down less than 40 hours a week, it’s just terrible."  In his op-ed published in ''The Wall Street Journal'', he said, "... we need a complete rethinking of government’s approach to helping the most vulnerable, and a complete rethinking of government’s approach to health care. But right now, we need to find common ground. We need to open the federal government. We need to pay our bills today — and make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/paul-ryan-i-havent-dropped-obamacare-98062.html?hp=f2 ''Politico'', "Paul Ryan: I haven’t dropped Obamacare", accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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In November 2013, Ryan said there will not be a shutdown in January when the spending bill runs out.  Ryan said that either they will strike a deal with Congress or keep government funding the same.  He also added the Obamacare defunding attempt will not be repeated again in January, explaining his fellow Republicans now realize it's not discretionary spending-"ObamaCare is an entitlement, they are not related."<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/190797-ryan-says-there-will-not-be-a-january-shutdown ''The Hill'', "Ryan: No need to worry about another shutdown", accessed November 20, 2013]</ref>
  
 
=====Farm Bill=====
 
=====Farm Bill=====
 
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
 
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
 
{{Support vote}} Ryan voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45613#.Ul7hvBCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Support vote}} Ryan voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45613#.Ul7hvBCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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Ryan released a statement following the bipartisan budget agreement he helped negotiate.  He said, "As a conservative, I deal with the situation as it exists. I deal with the way things are, not necessarily the way things I want them to be. I've passed three budgets in a row that reflect my priorities and my principles and everything I wanted to accomplish. We're in divided government. I realize I'm not going to get that. So I'm not going to go a mile in the direction I wanted to go to, but I will take a few steps in the right direction. This agreement takes us in the right direction, from my perspective, for the very reasons I laid out before."<ref>[http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/12/11/ryan_praises_bipartisan_deal.html ''Political Wire'', "Ryan Praises Bipartisan Deal", accessed December 11, 2013]</ref>
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He added, "This says let’s cut spending in a smarter way, some permanent spending cuts to pay for some temporary sequester relief, resulting in net deficit reduction without raising taxes.  That’s fiscal responsibility. That’s fiscal conservatism. And it adds a greater stability to the situation. It prevents government shutdowns, which we don’t think is anyone’s interest. That to me is the right thing to do, and that is a conservative looking at the situation as it is, making it better."<ref name=budget>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/the-new-paul-ryan-100990.html?hp=r5 ''Politico'', "The new Paul Ryan", accessed December 11, 2013]</ref>
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He elaborated on the agreement saying, "The House budget reflects our ultimate goals. It balanced the budget within 10 years, it pays off the debt, but I realize that that is not going to pass in this divided government. I see this agreement as a step in the right direction. In divided government, you don’t always get what you want. That said, we still can make progress toward our goals."<ref name=budget>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/the-new-paul-ryan-100990.html?hp=r5 ''Politico'', "The new Paul Ryan", accessed December 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Ryan {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014|Wisconsin's]] [[Wisconsin's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|1st District]]. Ryan {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ryan's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Ryan 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
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Ryan raised the most amount of money of all eight Wisconsin congressional members, with $1.7 million in contributions since January 2013.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/paul-ryan-cashes-in-on-white-house-run-b9967510z1-218312911.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'' "Paul Ryan cashes in on White House run," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
 
Ryan raised the most amount of money of all eight Wisconsin congressional members, with $1.7 million in contributions since January 2013.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/paul-ryan-cashes-in-on-white-house-run-b9967510z1-218312911.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'' "Paul Ryan cashes in on White House run," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1999-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMark Neumann (R)
Leadership
Legislative director to Sen. Sam Brownback (KS)
1995-1997
Aide to Sen. Robert Kasten (WI)
1992
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$33.19 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$15,995,498
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolJoseph A. Craig High School, WI
Bachelor'sMiami University, OH
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1970
Place of birthJanesville, WI
Net worth$5,228,046
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Paul Ryan (b. January 29, 1970, in Janesville, WI) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Ryan represents Wisconsin's 1st congressional district and was first elected to the House in 1998. He is running for re-election in 2014.

Ryan appeared on the 2012 presidential ticket as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate. Despite losing the presidential race, Ryan won re-election to the House in 2012.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Ryan is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

After graduating from Miami University of Ohio, Ryan moved to Washington D.C., where he put his political science degree to use as an aide to Wisconsin Senator Robert Kasten and a speechwriter for deceased former congressman Jack Kemp. Prior to entering Congress in 1999 at age 28, Ryan also worked on the policy staff for a conservative think tank called Empower America.[2][3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Ryan's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1999-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1995-1997: Legislative Director to Sen. Sam Brownback (KS)
  • 1993-1995: Advisor and speechwriter for Empower America
  • 1992: Aide to Sen. Robert Kasten (WI)

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Ryan serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Ryan was a member of the following House committees:[6]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Ryan's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Ryan voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[13] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[14] Ryan voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[16] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Ryan voted against HR 2775.[17]

Ryan said he donated his salary while the government was shutdown.[18]

Ryan spoke with the press on the first day of the shutdown, October 1, 2013. He suggested an agreement to end the shutdown could be tied in with the debt ceiling, which hits its limit on October 17, 2013. He said, "We have a debt limit coming. Most budget agreements in the past have always involved debt limit increases. We think that's the forcing mechanism, just like the Budget Control Act that President Obama signed before." He added, "That's what we think we need. A forcing action to bring two parties together." He added, "We don't want to close the government down. We want it open. But we want fairness ... We want a budget agreement that gets the debt under control."[19]

He wrote an op-ed on October 9, 2013, and then went on Bill Bennett's radio show to address the shutdown and entitlements. He said, "I don’t know that within the next two weeks we have a viable strategy for actually repealing Obamacare, every piece of it." He added, "We’re going to keep going after Obamacare. I’m totally committed to dismantling this law because what we’re learning soon here is that’s it’s going to do so much damage to this country. Premiums are skyrocketing, people are losing the coverage they had, businesses are knocking people down less than 40 hours a week, it’s just terrible." In his op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal, he said, "... we need a complete rethinking of government’s approach to helping the most vulnerable, and a complete rethinking of government’s approach to health care. But right now, we need to find common ground. We need to open the federal government. We need to pay our bills today — and make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow."[20]

In November 2013, Ryan said there will not be a shutdown in January when the spending bill runs out. Ryan said that either they will strike a deal with Congress or keep government funding the same. He also added the Obamacare defunding attempt will not be repeated again in January, explaining his fellow Republicans now realize it's not discretionary spending-"ObamaCare is an entitlement, they are not related."[21]

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[22] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[23]

Budget agreement

Ryan released a statement following the bipartisan budget agreement he helped negotiate. He said, "As a conservative, I deal with the situation as it exists. I deal with the way things are, not necessarily the way things I want them to be. I've passed three budgets in a row that reflect my priorities and my principles and everything I wanted to accomplish. We're in divided government. I realize I'm not going to get that. So I'm not going to go a mile in the direction I wanted to go to, but I will take a few steps in the right direction. This agreement takes us in the right direction, from my perspective, for the very reasons I laid out before."[24]

He added, "This says let’s cut spending in a smarter way, some permanent spending cuts to pay for some temporary sequester relief, resulting in net deficit reduction without raising taxes. That’s fiscal responsibility. That’s fiscal conservatism. And it adds a greater stability to the situation. It prevents government shutdowns, which we don’t think is anyone’s interest. That to me is the right thing to do, and that is a conservative looking at the situation as it is, making it better."[25]

He elaborated on the agreement saying, "The House budget reflects our ultimate goals. It balanced the budget within 10 years, it pays off the debt, but I realize that that is not going to pass in this divided government. I see this agreement as a step in the right direction. In divided government, you don’t always get what you want. That said, we still can make progress toward our goals."[25]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[26] The vote largely followed party lines.[27]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[28]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257-167 vote on January 1, 2013.[30]

Book deal

On September 22, 2013, it was announced that Ryan was in the process of writing a book about the current and future state of conservatism. The book, "Where Do We Go From Here?", is set for publication in August 2014. This is Paul's second book. His first book, "Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders," was co-authored with fellow Republican Reps. Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy in 2010.[31]

September 2013 NYC event

Six of the Republican Party’s leaders and potential 2016 nominees jointly headlined a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee (RNC) in New York in September 2013.

The even was hosted by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Jets owner Woody Johnson on September 23, 2013.[32] It was held at Johnson’s home.[32]

It was a dinner and reception with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, as well as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Rep. Ryan, who are listed as the “special guests.”[32]

It represented a major force of star power at a single event on behalf of the party and it featured some of the party’s brightest future talent, many of whom represent different wings of the GOP.[32]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Paul Ryan endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [33]

Endorsements

Alabama's 1st special election

Republican candidate Wells Griffith picked up a high-profile endorsement from Ryan on August 7, 2013, for the special election for Alabama's 1st congressional district.[34] "I've known Wells Griffith for a long time and consider him a true friend," said Ryan. "Wells is committed to moving our country and our party forward. His dedication to advancing conservative principles is admirable and he will be a strong conservative voice for South Alabama."[34]

That set off one of Griffith’s challengers, columnist Quin Hillyer, who attacked Ryan for his views on immigration and labor relations.[35]

"Alabama's economy is dependent on being a right to work state, but Ryan keeps adding to a long record of limiting employee freedom and driving up costs via support for the horrible Davis-Bacon law and other suck-ups to union bosses," Hillyer said.

Hillyer also accused Ryan of abandoning conservatives in Congress. He sharply criticized Ryan for his efforts to strike a deal to pass immigration reform in the House.[36]

"I have been a longtime admirer of Paul Ryan, but he has increasingly proved to be a disappointment and out of touch with Alabama values," Hillyer said. "Ryan is the driving force in the House for amnesty, against the principles laid out by our own Senator Jeff Sessions. If one of my opponents wants a leftward-moving Paul Ryan, he can have him."[36]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 1st congressional district elections, 2014

Ryan is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Wisconsin's 1st District. Ryan is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Ryan won re-election in 2012.[37] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Rob Zerban and Libertarian Keith Deschler in the November general election.[38]

While Ryan was selected by Mitt Romney on August 11 to be his running mate, Wisconsin law allowed Ryan to pursue his House re-election at the same time. If Ryan had been elected for both offices, the state would have held a special election to fill his U.S. House seat.[39]

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[40] Ryan ranked 9th on the list.[40] The article noted that the redistricting process, controlled by Republicans in the state House, was rushed through rather quickly ahead of recalls happening in the state, and added a few more points to the Republican base in Ryan's district.[40]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rob Zerban 43.4% 158,414
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan Incumbent 54.9% 200,423
     Libertarian Keith Deschler 1.7% 6,054
     Miscellaneous N/A 0% 167
Total Votes 365,058
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ryan is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryan raised a total of $15,995,498 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[48]

Paul Ryan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 1) Won $4,994,668
2010 US House (Wisconsin, District 1) Won $3,922,760
2008 US House (Wisconsin, District 1) Won $1,653,204
2006 US House (Wisconsin, District 1) Won $1,462,674
2004 US House (Wisconsin, District 1) Won $1,374,025
2002 US House (Wisconsin, District 1) Won $1,244,748
2000 US House (Wisconsin, District 1) Won $1,343,419
Grand Total Raised $15,995,498

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ryan's reports.[49]

Paul Ryan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[50]April 8, 2013$1,363,328.25$606,616.49$(414,968.43)$1,554,976.31
July Quarterly[51]July 8, 2013$1,554,976.31$1,106,812.48$(474,978.85)$2,186,809.94
October Quarterly[52]October 11, 2013$2,186,809.94$1,173,587.18$(750,483.14)$2,609,913.98
Year-end[53]January 31, 2014$2,609,913$1,053,283$(456,603)$3,206,594
April Quarterly[54]April 9, 2014$3,206,594.31$1,396,792.5$(595,990.76)$4,007,396.05
July Quarterly[55]July 10, 2014$4,007,396.05$1,611,279.85$(1,783,117.9)$3,835,558.00
Running totals
$6,948,371.5$(4,476,142.08)

Ryan raised the most amount of money of all eight Wisconsin congressional members, with $1.7 million in contributions since January 2013.[56]

2012

Breakdown of the source of Ryan's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Ryan won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Ryan's campaign committee raised a total of $4,994,668 and spent $6,651,221.[57]

Cost per vote

Ryan spent $33.19 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Ryan's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Ryan won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Ryan's campaign committee raised a total of $3,922,760 and spent $1,781,673.[58]

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[59]

Ryan most often votes with:

Ryan least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Ryan is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of May 9, 2013.[60]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Ryan was 1 of 2 members who ranked 127th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[61]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Ryan was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 150th in the conservative rankings.[62]

Voting with party

2013

Paul Ryan voted with the Republican Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 103 among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[63]

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Ryan missed 227 of 9,878 roll call votes from January 1999 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[64]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Ryan paid his congressional staff a total of $858,307 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[65]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Ryan's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,041,092 and $8,415,000. That averages to $5,228,046, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 152.92% from 2010.[66]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Ryan's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $927,100 to $3,207,000. That averages to $2,067,050, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[67]

Personal

Ryan and his wife, Janna, have three children.[68] He spent a summer working for Oscar Meyer and once drove the Weinermobile, a vehicle shaped like a hot dog in a bun.[69]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Neumann
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 1st District
1999-Present
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