Linda Sánchez Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Retirement Announcement
Washington, D.C – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (D-Whittier), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, today called on Speaker Paul Ryan to allow the House to act on bipartisan priorities for the American people before he retires:
“I commend Speaker Ryan for his commitment to his constituents and I thank him for his two decades of service as a staffer and Member of Congress. As a parent with a young son, I fully understand his desire to spend more time with his family and I wish him well as he begins the next chapter in his life.
“My hope is that in the final months of Speaker Ryan’s term we can work together to pass important legislation that will help America’s working families. From stabilizing the insurance marketplaces to passing the Dream Act to protecting the pensions of hard-working Americans, there are many areas of bipartisan agreement that could pass the House if the speaker would put the bill up for a vote. I stand ready to work with Speaker Ryan in this spirit of cooperation. I cannot think of a better way for Speaker Ryan to conclude his career in the House.”