WASHINGTON – Foley & Lardner LLP today issued the following statements regarding the election of U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Foley Chairman and CEO Jay Rothman: "On behalf of my colleagues at Wisconsin’s largest law firm, and our partners across the country, we offer our congratulations and support to Chairman Paul Ryan on his election as Speaker of the House of Representatives. We appreciate his commitment and that of his family to public service in Wisconsin and the nation, and his principled, policy-based leadership in Washington. From his years of service in the House, Wisconsin and its business community have benefited strongly from Chairman Ryan’s leadership and we are confident his ascension on the national stage will benefit the entire country."
Former Wisconsin Congressman and Foley Public Affairs Director Scott Klug: "As a friend and colleague, I know this was a difficult decision for Paul and his family. His first passion is tax policy and entitlement reform, and he leaves behind his dream job as Chairman of House Ways and Means. But the country now needs his leadership as Speaker. His Midwestern values will serve him well as he seeks consensus among his House colleagues, Senate leadership and the White House."
For more than 15 years, Foley’s bipartisan Washington public affairs team has counseled clients on issues ranging from statutory and regulatory changes to political strategy in highly charged environments. Our broad network includes ties with the White House, executive agencies, Congress, and state decision-makers and opinion leaders.