WASHINGTON, DC -Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following remarks about Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not seek re-election:
“I have mixed feelings about the announcement that Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek reelection to the House. I am happy for Paul, Janna, and their family, but it will be a major loss for the House and the nation.
"One of Speaker Ryan’s most important legacies will be his central role in beginning to rebuild our military and repair that damage that has been inflicted on it in recent years. There is more work to do in that regard this year, and I know that Paul will continue his unwavering support for the men and women who serve our nation in the armed services.”