Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on the Speaker race in the House of Representatives: 

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The Republican Party continues to evolve and comprises a diverse body of independently-minded thinkers, all with strong convictions and ideas for the future. While growing pains often accompany change, so does opportunity. At this pivotal moment, we need a leader with the fortitude to withstand the governing challenges ahead, the discipline to remain firm against overwhelming pressure, and the statesmanship to work seamlessly with all Members, both within the caucus and across the aisle.  

“Congressman Paul Ryan is a true conservative leader who exemplifies what it means to be a dedicated public servant, continually working toward serious solutions to the problems we face as a nation. I fully support Paul as our next Speaker and encourage my colleagues to do the same.”