Chairman Womack Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack released the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced his plans to retire at the end of this Congress.

“Although he never sought the role of Speaker of the House, Paul humbly accepted the call from his colleagues to lead,” said Chairman Steve Womack. “As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Speaker Ryan set forth a vision to secure a prosperous future for generations to come. As Speaker, he continued this legacy, pushing bold ideas and guided reforms to benefit the entire nation. When he retires, there is no doubt that he will leave a lasting impact. His approach to governing and love for our country have surely changed the institution of Congress for the better.”