Bishop Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Retirement
Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after the announcement by House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives:
“Right now, I’m in a state of denial. I hate to see him go. Speaker Ryan has led the House through some of the most momentous accomplishments in recent history. Americans are now enjoying long-overdue tax relief and the United States military is better armed than it has been for decades. As the leader of the House, Speaker Ryan deserves much credit for these achievements.
“Family always comes first and Paul’s commitment to his own family is admirable. I wish him the best as he returns home to Janesville at the end of his term. I look forward to working with the Speaker for the duration of his time in Congress.”
NOTE: Rep. Bishop is currently chairman of the Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs. In May of 2017, Speaker Ryan appointed Rep. Bishop to lead this task force with an eye toward a rebalance of power in government based on the principle of federalism.