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Speaker Ryan Names Farm Bill Conference Committee Members

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today named Republican lawmakers to the House-Senate conference committee on the Farm Bill. Last month, the House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which includes critical reforms to close the skills gap and help more Americans move from welfare to work.

“We see this Farm Bill as pivotal for building a sturdier ladder of opportunity in America,” Speaker Ryan said. “With all this momentum in our economy, there could not be a better time to help more people move from welfare to work. This is a chance to close the skills gap, better equip our workforce, and support much-needed development in rural communities. I look forward to working with Chairman Conaway and all of these lawmakers on these vital reforms.”

Earlier today, the Speaker’s office released an overview of how the House Farm Bill helps more Americans move from welfare to work. This represents the last plank of our Better Way agenda.

House Agriculture Committee

1. Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX)

2. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)

3. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

4. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

5. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)

6. Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)

7. Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)

8. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

9. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

10. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

11. Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)

12. Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)

13. Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX)

House Education and the Workforce Committee 

1. Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)

2. Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA)

House Energy and Commerce Committee

1. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)

2. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

House Financial Services Committee 

1. Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

2. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)

House Foreign Affairs Committee

1. Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA)

2. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

1. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)

2. Rep. James Comer (R-KY)

House Natural Resources Committee

1. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT)

2. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

1. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA)

2. Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

1. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)

2. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)

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Better Off Now: Speaker Ryan Discusses Building on Economic Growth at Leadership Press Conference

Summary: At the weekly Republican Leadership press conference, Speaker Ryan discussed a package of bills the House will consider today to promote capital formation and job creation, to build even further upon recent economic success. “The American people are better off now,” Speaker Ryan said, and “we need to keep it going.”

Opening Statement:

“Morning. I recently had the chance to visit a couple manufacturers up in Minneapolis-St.Paul.

“And the story there is very similar to what we are seeing all around the country.

“More people are finding work. Companies are expanding. Confidence is surging.

“Our policies have helped create this climate. This is a climate of growth.

“The American people are better off now. And we need to keep it going.

“This week, we’ll consider legislation to make it easier for small companies to access the capital markets—it’s a key source of financing.

“This is where most new jobs come from: new companies.  

“It will cut down on regulations that are holding back small businesses and start-ups.

“It’s the third piece in a line of critical bipartisan bills aimed at creating jobs, unlocking innovation, and driving growth.

“This will help us sustain the positive growth that we are already seeing.

“And this all gets us back to creating an environment where entrepreneurs can succeed and workers can get ahead.

“I want to commend Chairman Jeb Hensarling, and I want to commend Mia Love, from the Financial Services Committee, for their efforts in bringing this really critical bipartisan legislation to the floor.

“One thing I heard about in the Twin Cities is the need for more workers and especially workers with the right skills.

“This is a new, sort of good problem that we have these days: We have jobs, but we need workers with skills to fill those jobs.

“Soon, we will be taking the next step on the Farm Bill.

“Our version would retool the SNAP program to focus on encouraging recipients to enter the workforce.

“This is a model that we should be moving to—helping more Americans reach their potential, moving from welfare to work, getting on the ladder of life.

“In this economy, there is no better time to do this.

“Just go to to learn more.”

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Statement on Passage of JOBS and Investor Confidence Act

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