Paul Ryan
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"Paul Davis Ryan" is an American politician and member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party who has served as the United States House of Representatives/United States Representative for since 1999 and as Chairman of the United States House Committee on the Budget/House Budget Committee since 2011. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2012/2012 election.

On August 11, 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he had selected Ryan to be his vice-presidential running mate. Ryan was officially nominated at the 2012 republican convention/Republican convention in Tampa on August 29, 2012.

On November 6, 2012, Romney and Ryan were defeated in the general election by the incumbents Barack Obama and Joe Biden, although Ryan won reelection to his congressional seat.

On December 10, 2013, Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray announced that they had negotiated a two-year, bipartisan budget, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The budget agreement was the first to pass Congress with the two chambers controlled by different parties since 1986.

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