Barletta Statement Regarding Speaker Ryan Retirement

Apr 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan:

“I have often said that Speaker Ryan has one of the toughest jobs in politics.  Honestly, herding cats would be easier than trying to maintain order in a legislative body with so many strong opinions that go in so many different directions.  Despite the challenges of his position, he has always treated people fairly during his time as Speaker, and has tirelessly served the people of Wisconsin as their representative in Congress for the past 20 years. 

“As the father of four daughters, I have great respect for Speaker Ryan’s decision to make his family his priority and understand his desire to be an active part of his children’s lives as they grow up.  As all parents know, it is a special time we never get to relive.  I wish him and his family all the best in the next chapter of their lives.”