Politicians in Nebraska React to Paul Ryan Stepping Down

Politicians in Nebraska React to Paul Ryan Stepping Down
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress, sending ripples through Washington.

The Wisconsin Republican cast the decision to end his 20-year career as a personal one, saying he did not want his children growing up with a “weekend dad.” Claiming he’s accomplished “a heckuva lot,” he said the party can point to strong gains as lawmakers campaign ahead of November elections. A self-styled budget expert, Ryan had made tax cuts a centerpiece of his legislative agenda, and a personal cause, and Congress delivered on that late last year.

“I have given this job everything I have,” he said. “We’re going to have a great record to run on.”

Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation weighed in on the big decision on Twitter.

 

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