Who is Paul Ryan?

10 Aug

Personal Life:

Paul Davis Ryan[*] (born January 29, 1970) is the U.S. Representativefor Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Par8ty, and has been ranked among the party’s most influential voices on economic policy.[*][*][*]

Born and raised in JanesvilleWisconsin, Ryan graduated from Miami University in Ohio.

Ryan currently chairs the House Budget Committee, where he has played a prominent public role in drafting and promoting the Republican Party’s long-term budget proposal.

Ryan married Janna Little, a tax attorney,[*] in December 2000.[*] The Ryans live in Janesville with their three children Elizabeth Anne, Charles Wilson, and Samuel Lowery.[*] Ryan is a Catholic and is a member of St. John Vianney‘s Church.[*]

Ryan is a fitness enthusiast and promotes fitness as a daily routine for young people. In 2009, his exercise program was based on the P90x fitness program.[*]

House of Representatives.

In 2002, Ryan voted in favor of the Iraq War resolution, authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force inIraq.[*]

In 2003, Ryan voted in favor of the Medicare Part D prescription drug expansion.[*]

In 2005, Ryan spoke at a Celebration of Ayn Rand event hosted by The Atlas Society. During the event, Ryan spoke about the influence of Atlas Shrugged on his life.[*]

In 2007, Ryan co-founded the House GOP Young Guns Program.

In 2008, Ryan voted for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Wall Street bailout that precipitated the Tea Party movement, and the bailout of GM and Chrysler.[*]

In 2010, The Daily Telegraph ranked Ryan the ninth most influential US conservative.[*]

In 2011, Ryan was selected to deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address.[*]

In 2012, Ryan accused the nation’s top military leaders of using “smoke and mirrors” to remain under budget limits passed by Congress.[*] Ryan later said that he misspoke on the issue and called General Martin Dempsey to apologize for his comments.[*]

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