US Speaker Paul Ryan to leave Congress

House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday

House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says tax cuts passed past year will secure House Speaker Paul Ryan's legacy. We are with you Paul!'

Ryan stressed that he is "not resigning" but intends to serve until January "as I was elected to do".

US House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday he has been assured by the White House that President Donald Trump does not intend to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over their Russian Federation probe.

A slew of Republican House members, including many committee chairs, have announced retirements in anticipation of a tough 2018 midterm season for the GOP. "Now he will have more time to spend with his family and contemplate his legacy, the $1.5 trillion in debt he's left with our children". He plans to serve out his current term and then retire in January.

Following the announcement, President Donald Trump tweeted his thank you to Ryan.

Ryan has been in Congress since 1999 and became House speaker in 2015 after serving successively as chair of the House Budget Committee and chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Per the Times, the succession battle for the new Speaker role will likely come down to Steve Scalise (LA), the House majority whip, and Kevin McCarthy (CA), the majority leader...though why either of these men would want the position at this particular political moment is tough to understand.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he has accomplished a "heckuva lot" as he announced Wednesday that he will not run for reelection. If they choose to decline the refund, it's up to the campaign to decide where the money goes, strategists said.

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Moments later, Ryan told reporters that if he were to stay for one more term, his children - now all teens - would only know him as a weekend dad. Ryan, the vice presidential candidate with Mitt Romney in 2012, is, after all, only 48.

"The truth is, it is easy for it to take over everything in your life and you can't just let that happen because there are other things in life that can be fleeting as well: Namely your time as a husband and father Ryan said".

"This morning Speaker Ryan shared with his colleagues that this will be his past year as a member of the House", Brendan Buck, counselor to Ryan, said in a statement.

He expressed hope that in his remaining time in Congress, Ryan would "break free from the hard-right factions of his caucus that have kept Congress from getting real things done".

A majority of all present members of the House of Representatives - Republicans, Democrats and independents - are needed to claim the speakership. Vos did not immediately return telephone or text messages.

The speaker called extended family and a few close friends Tuesday night and alerted a few staff.

Steil also did not respond to request for comment Wednesday morning. With almost $5 million raised to date, a strong field program aided by organized labor, a broad coalition of support locally and nationally, Randy Bryce is incredibly well positioned to be the next Representative for the First District.

Democrats Randy Bryce, a union iron worker, and Janesville school teacher Cathy Myers are already running.

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