Cantor, Eric., Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan. Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders. New York: Threshold Editions, 2010.
RYAN, Paul D., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., January 29, 1970; graduated from Joseph A. Craig High School, Janesville, Wis., 1988; B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1992; construction business; staff, United States Senator Robert Walter Kasten, Jr., of Wisconsin, 1992; staff assistant, Empower America, 1993-1995; staff, United States Senator Sam Dale Brownback of Kansas, 1995-1997; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1999-present); chair, Committee on the Budget (One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses); chair, Committee on Ways and Means (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress); chair, Joint Committee on Taxation (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress); unsuccessful Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2012; Speaker of the House (One Hundred Fourteenth and One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses).[ Top ]