Cicilline Issues Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Retirement
Thursday, April 12, 2018
“This has been one of the two greatest honors of my life. The job provides incredible opportunities, but the truth is it’s easy for it to take over everything in your life, and you can’t just let that happen because there are other things in life that can be fleeting, as well. Namely, your time as a husband and a dad, which is the other great honor of my life. Now that’s why today I am announcing that this year will be my last one as a member of the House," said Ryan in a statement.
The announcement comes just over three years after his speakership started.
He is scheduled to retire from Congress in January.
U.S. Congressman David Cicilline has issued the following statement.
“During his career, Speaker Ryan has been a devoted advocate for his constituents and his political beliefs. While I disagreed with him on many important issues, I’ve always admired his commitment to public service. I wish him and his family nothing but the best as he prepares to move on to a new chapter in his life.”
Ryan has served as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2015.
Prior to that, he was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, running with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Ryan also has been the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district since 1999.
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Next year, in November of 2018, there will be a statewide general election for Governor and many other state offices. How likely is it that you will vote in this election?
Will you definitely be voting, will you probably be voting, are you 50-50...
Definitely be voting: 78%
Probably be voting: 13%
What would you say is the number one problem facing Rhode Island that you would like the Governor to address?
Jobs and economy: 21%
State budget: 9%
Corruption/Public integrity: .8%
Don’t know: .9%
Recently, a proposal has been made to permit the issuance of $81 million in bonds by the State to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. If there was an election today on this issue, would you vote to approve or reject issuing $81 million in financing supported moral obligation bonds to build the stadium?
Net: Approve: 28%
Definitely approve: 15%
Probably approve: 14%
Net: Reject: 67%
Probably reject: 19%
Definitely reject: 48%
Don't know: 4%
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$50,000 or less: 27%
More $50,000 but less than $75,000: 13%
More $75,000 but less than $100,000: 13%
More $100,000 but less than $150,000: 17%
$150,000 or more: 13%
Don't know/refused: 17%
What particular ethnic group or nationality - such as English, French, Italian, Irish, Latino, Jewish, African American, and so forth - do you consider yourself a part of or feel closest to?
Black or African American: 6%
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