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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Conference’s election of Congressman Paul D. Ryan (WI-01) as Speaker-Designate:

“The selection of Paul Ryan as our next Speaker marks an important step toward unifying our Conference. Having worked closely with Paul for over a decade, I know firsthand the energy and determination that he brings to every endeavor he takes on. He has worked tirelessly to help build our majority, shape our principles, and articulate our vision. Paul’s mission in life has always been about the greater good—to better the lives of every person, and not just the select few. The challenges we face as a nation call for leaders with the skill set and values that Paul has demonstrated all his life. It gives me great pride to congratulate my friend who will help lead our Conference, this House, and our country forward.”