Ryan: Claim that GOP tax overhaul favors wealthy is ‘class warfare rhetoric’


House Speaker Paul Ryan pressed for a Republican tax overhaul in Madison on Monday, arguing it would jolt the national economy and aid wealthy and middle-class taxpayers alike. Faced with the critique that the plan is tilted to favor the wealthy, Ryan brushed it aside as “class warfare rhetoric”. > Wisconsin State Journal

Ryan applauds Trump’s decision to end Obamacare payments


House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Trump’s decision to end Obamacare insurer payments was the right call as it preserves the House’s congressional authority over federal spending. Trump announced late Thursday it would end the payments that help low-income Obamacare customers, saying they are unconstitutional. > Washington Examiner

Ryan says bump stocks should be addressed by regulation, not Congress


New federal rules would be the “the smartest, quickest” way to regulate the device the gunman in the Las Vegas massacre used to heighten his firepower, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday in remarks that suggested Congress was unlikely to act first. > PBS NewsHour

Baldwin, Vukmir, Nicholson take positions on Trump tax overhaul plan


With President Trump and Republicans in Congress pushing for an overhaul of taxes, the candidates in next year’s U.S. Senate race are staking their positions on a critical issue that affects businesses and individuals across the state. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Paul Ryan’s scorching duplicity on gun violence, mental health and, well, everything


From John Nichols: “Paul Ryan has a well-documented history of doing everything in his power to prevent meaningful debate about gun violence. But it’s getting harder for the speaker of the House to game the system on behalf of his benefactors.” > Cap Times

Paul Ryan says hurricane relief efforts show Trump’s ‘tremendous compassion’


The Trump administration’s disaster relief efforts demonstrate President Trump’s “tremendous compassion,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in an interview with MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday morning. “I talk to him about these things. He has tremendous compassion,” Ryan said. “He is flying to these emergencies as soon as he can without jeopardizing responses. > THE WEEK