Moments later, Ryan told reporters that if he were to stay for one more term, his children - now all teens - would only know him as a weekend dad. "I just can't let that happen, so I will be setting new priorities in my life, and I will also be leaving incredibly proud of what we have accomplished".
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, predicted Wednesday that the race to replace Ryan as speaker will be settled before the midterm elections. VICE calls Ryan's resignation "a gift to House Democrats" since it proves conservatives can't hold the legislative body permanently, even during the Trump administration.
With Ryan's decision to not seek reelection, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise could seek the speaker job, with McCarthy as the favourite.
Asked to what degree Mr Trump's presidency influenced his decision not to seek re-election, Mr Ryan said, "Not at all". "Paul has challenged us all to raise our gaze, and he is deeply respected on both sides of the aisle because of his principles and commitment to the American idea". Internal polling from the Democratic party had Bryce down only 6 percentage points versus Ryan at the end of 2017. When Ryan was chosen, he was considered a compromise candidate to replace John Boehner, who had fallen deeply out of favor with the GOP.
Congress' most powerful lawmaker said he would not stand for another term in his Wisconsin district this November. Ryan, the vice presidential candidate with Mitt Romney in 2012, is, after all, only 48.
Congress was mired in partisan budget talks at the time, approving limited spending appropriations as emergency measures rather than passing a full budget. He's not the first congressional Republican to do so, and with the top man leading the way, more are sure to follow.
In his prepared remarks, Ryan focused on the tax law that passed a year ago as a key legacy he left behind and spoke at length about his desire to go home to Wisconsin to be home with his family.
Ryan's announcement that he won't seek another term comes after Team Ryan, a joint fundraising committee, reported it raised a record $11 million in the first quarter of 2018, according to a press release provided by the campaign on Tuesday. Obama signed it into law later that year.
Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has served with Ryan, R-Wisconsin, in the House since 2015.
The party, deeply fractured between conservatives and moderates, has been described as ungovernable. Boehner resigned from Congress rather than face an ouster.
Following the reports, Brendan Buck, counselor to the Speaker, confirmed that Ryan would retire.
"You have this current era in which clearly Ryan was not the (voice) of the Republican Party". He also wants to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which expanded the nation's health care system.
Ryan was noted for an intense workout routine, sleeping on a cot in his office in the U.S. Capitol and returning to his home in Janesville, WI, every weekend. He said he wanted to spend more time with his wife and three children.
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We had such a terrible season going and it's awesome to run as good as we did today at a 1.5-mile. "At least that's a positive". Under the caution, the cars headed to the pits and Busch grabbed his first lead of the day by beating Harvick off pit road.
This may have helped Snapchat attract new users as the company did see some growth improve in its latest quarter since the update. That being said, Snapchat has reportedly undone those changes for some users and brought back the chronological feed.
Named for the late British actor Laurence Olivier, the prizes honour achievements in London theatre, musicals, dance and opera. Sir Peter, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of the National Theatre, died aged 86, in September.
The Israeli military said that "three suspects crossed into Israel in the northern Gaza border area and returned to Gaza". The demonstrations turned violent after Israeli forces used tear gas and live fire against crowds of protesters.
Kennedy said this situation made him think about the Swift Current Broncos crash in 1986 when four of his teammates were killed. Friday's crash brought back memories of another highway accident that claimed the lives of hockey players in Saskatchewan .
Zuma is facing 16 charges relating to 783 payments he allegedly received in connection with the controversial arms deal. He has served as president since 2009 and has faced numerous allegations of corruption which he denies.
They're compromising national security by asking for details which should not be made public, by which I mean known to the enemy". The leader also slammed PM Modi's dream bullet train project and claimed it was just a showpiece and poorly conceptualised.
USA and North Korean intelligence officials have spoken a few times and even met in a third country, CNN reported. Nonpublic discussion of Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-Un is being conducted "at full pelt".
Simbine stuns Blake to win Commonwealth Games 100 metres
The Jamaicans had already missed out on gold in the women's 100m final, which went to Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago. The 24-year-old Simbine finished strongest and won comfortably in the end, but the race itself is a bit of a blur for him.
Ford recalls 350000 trucks, SUVs over transmission problem
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Father of reported missing child charged with homicide
On Friday, at the request of 23rd District Attorney Ray Crouch, TBI agents opened an investigation into criminal conduct. Daniels called 911 to report his son missing and told a dispatcher the boy must have unlocked the door and wandered off.
Ruling party takes big lead in Hungary election
The alliance of the left-wing Socialist and Dialogue parties had 11.8 percent, meaning it would have 19 deputies in parliament. However, the polls could be unreliable as one-third of voters are undecided and many hide their voting preference.