House Speaker Paul Ryan will deplore the United States “broken policy” in a resignation message Wednesday calling Washington not to update expensive federal benefit programs “our largest unfinished company”.
- : Capitol Building – Washington, DC
- : Paul Ryan, President of the House of Representatives
- When : 1:00 pm ET
Paul Ryan’s remarks
“Our complex problems are soluble,” said Ryan, according to the comments of the Associated Press. “That is, our problems are soluble if our policy permits.” But he admits that when he leaves his office he has been stymied by this. “The drivers of our broken policies are more obvious than the solutions,” says Ryan, and “Today’s position is another issue, and frankly I have no answer.”
Wisconsin Republican and former vice president candidate speak at the Congress Library, across the street from the Capitol where he served two decades in the House of Representatives.
“Certainly, a congress can not solve all that suffers us,” says Ryan and notes that “not all outcomes have been perfect”. Ryan is nevertheless “proud of what we have achieved together to make this a stronger and more prosperous country”.
Ryan returns to the place where he presented his leadership vision three years ago when he became a speaker.
As part of his departure from Congress, Ryan’s office released a video series this week highlighting the 201
7 tax cuts which he sees as the central part of his legacy. Ryan, 48, chaired the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Office before becoming a speaker. And in 2012 he was Republican presidential minister Mitt Romney’s current mate.
Since Ryan has shifted his focus on his retirement from the Congress, he has tried to emphasize smaller party-specific themes in his public appearances.“tribalism” and “identity policy” in an interview with CBS News Face the Nation before the middle elections and told the Washington Post last month that he had been able to accomplish more about immigration reform and address the nation’s growing debt.