|Will it get better? - Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)|
The former vice presidential nominee is now third in line in the power of succession. The House of Representatives voted today to place him at the gavel. He will now have the difficult task of trying to get the House in order.
The Republican lawmaker from Janesville was really reluctant to take the task, but for the sake of the party, he decided to jump into this.
Paul Davis Ryan, you got a big House. Mr. Ryan, the pressure is now on you to work with President Barack Obama and the members of Congress.
You will be the third Midwestern lawmaker to become the most powerful (and yes gullible) lawmaker in the country. You will be issued Secret Service detail and a cool perks being the House Speaker. You are going to make tough decisions that may help or hurt the country.
Many in the insurgency thought Ryan will be willing to compromise with the Democrats. Ryan also said that he will work with the president. He warned Republicans that he will not cave to pressure from either the president or a handful of insurgents.
The White House has called the new Speaker and wished him well.
His predecessor Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said that he will get the budget and debt ceiling debacle completed before he steps down. Today the House had passed the legislation. The senate will take up the measure. Of course, I am guessing that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will find ways to derail the deal.
He was the chairman of House Ways and Means committee. He held that position for a couple of years now.
Picking him was a controversial move.
The 1st Congressional District has a Cook PVI rating of Republican +3. His district is a swing that leans Republican.