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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A very important first step.

I think when the dust settles, the situation will look different than it does today.

I don't think the White House is drawing any lines in the sand, these comments notwithstanding.

Lift Here and Be Happy.

The social safety net is in place and intact. That's not the problem. The problem is a hurricane just pushed out hundreds of thousands of people, ... You're seeing people trying to pile unrelated agendas on top of this tragedy, which I think is unfortunate.

What we show with our bill is that with large personal accounts, you don't have to change benefits.

Those who say there's no problem and there's plenty of time are offering a misleading argument that the Social Security Trust Fund somehow has assets that can be used to draw upon starting in 12 years to pay benefits, but the trust fund does not contain cash or bonds or stocks to turn into funds. It contains IOUs reflecting the rate of the trust fund over the last few decades.

As the congressional calendar allows.

I think Congress can walk and chew gum at the same time.