House Politics And The Paul Ryan Speakership

Law360, New York (March 2, 2016, 3:51 PM EST) -- Rob Freeman

Howard Schweitzer Last fall, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was elected to be the youngest speaker of the house in 150 years. Although young, he has had significant leadership experience, including chairing the powerful Budget and Ways and Means Committees. He is well-liked across the Republican caucus, as we've seen during the initial months of his speakership, but faces challenges in uniting the caucus to advance a legislative agenda. While he has long sought an opportunity to overhaul both entitlements and the tax system, he will need a consensus among his Republican colleagues on how to do so in order...

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