Paul Ryan Says He’ll Be Speaker, But Only On His Terms

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Rep. Paul Ryan Also Heads the House Ways and Means Committee

Representative Paul Ryan, a former Vice-President candidate in 2012, has announced that he will consider taking the job of Speaker of the House.  However, he said it would be on his terms and only if he had assurance that the caucus would united behind him.

Before his announcement, Rep. Ryan met with House Freedom Caucus, the group that helped push John Boehner out of the Speaker position and caused Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to give up on succeeding him.  According to members who were present, the meeting ended without any definite commitments.

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