Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

Buchanan: Paul Ryan “True Public Servant”

Apr 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan today released the following statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to retire from Congress at the end of the year:

"Paul Ryan’s decision to step down at the end of the year is disappointing but not surprising given that he never sought the speakership in the first place. I had the pleasure of working alongside Paul on the House Ways and Means Committee when he was chairman and found him to be dedicated and enormously talented. His legacy was cemented with the passage last year of the most sweeping tax cut in three decades. Paul is a true public servant in every sense of the word. He is tremendously respected by members of both parties and will be greatly missed.”