Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on Speaker Ryan Retirement

Apr 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement in response to Speaker Paul Ryan announcing he is not seeking re-election:

“I am very saddened to hear the news today that Speaker Paul Ryan will not be seeking re-election. He is one of the great conservative leaders and visionaries within the Republican Party, and truly an intellectual tour de force. I am so grateful for his leadership on many important issues – but most especially reforming our tax code and showing the way to save our nation from bankruptcy through innovative entitlement reform. His contributions to public service will have a long-lasting imprint, and he will not be easily replaced. I will always treasure and value his friendship and look forward to the remaining tenure of his Speakership.”