WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement congratulating Congressman Paul Ryan on his election as the Speaker of the House of Representatives Thursday:

 “I was pleased to support Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as the next Speaker of the House. Congressman Ryan has been a thoughtful and impassioned leader as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He is liked and respected by members of all political persuasions in and out of Congress. He has shown an ability to work with all members, and to bring together coalitions to move forward on creative conservative solutions to the challenges faced by our nation. I am hopeful that our strong Republican majority will rally behind Speaker Ryan to show the American people that WE are the responsible governing party.”