Paul Ryan is Elected for Speaker of the House


On Thursday, Paul Ryan, a republican from Wisconsin, was elected to be the next Speaker of the House after John Boehner resigned from the position in late September. Ryan first started working in Capitol Hill as a legislative aide in 1992. He won his first seat in the house in 1998 at the age of twenty eight. He is known for large proposals to overhaul Medicare and restructure the tax code. Ryan was also Mitt Romney’s running mate for the 2012 presidential election. When the republicans lost that election to Barack Obama, he returned to the House. His goal now is to unify the House of Representatives to begin moving forward, put past behind them, and replace the vision they have lost over the past few years.