Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement.
“Speaker Ryan has been a committed public servant since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998. As a young congressman, Speaker Ryan quickly rose to become chair of both the House Budget and Ways and Means Committees before earning the Speaker’s gavel. Throughout his congressional career, he has represented Wisconsinites and the American people well. It has been a pleasure to work alongside Speaker Ryan, and we will miss his leadership in the House. I wish the Ryan family the best as they begin a new chapter.”