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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

Garrett Statement on Speaker Paul Ryan's Retirement

April 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 11, 2018)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA), member of the House Freedom Caucus, today released the following statement in response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement:

“I commend Speaker Ryan on an impressive career of service to our nation,” said Garrett. “While I certainly did not always agree with the decisions of House leadership, his record of service deserves acknowledgment.”

“I am excited that new House leadership will afford new opportunities. I hope we can aggressively pursue federal entitlement reform, strengthen our promise to our seniors, provide alternatives to burdensome student loan debt, and reign in federal overreach by pursuing meaningful cannabis and criminal justice reforms. I am also hopeful that new leadership will allow us to address the looming generational challenges of securing our southern border and creating circumstances allowing jobs and economic growth to take root across the Fifth District and across our nation.”