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OAR Blog Post – Congress Getting Back to Work

Last week, we urged you to call or contact your local congressional representative to let them know you supported the move to vote Paul Ryan in as the new Speaker of the House.

Luckily, for once, our representatives in Washington, DC listened. Paul D. Ryan is the latest person to take up the mantle of Speaker of the House, and with that vote came a much needed breath of fresh air into our nation’s lower house.

Speaker Ryan isn’t just a man of morals and pontification. He is a man of action that has come out of the people’s chamber with a firm grasp on our conservative agenda and a vision for not only our party’s future, but our nation’s as well.

For the first time in a very long time, the house Republican caucus is unified. The idea of small backroom bickering is finally behind the party, and new leadership is bringing forth a level of engagement from members that hasn’t been seen since Nancy Pelosi banded together the democrats in 2006.

Finally, the change that we conservatives have been looking for is finally on the horizons.

Speaker Ryan drew a clear line in the sand last week while giving his acceptance speech to the members of the house; in no uncertain terms he laid out how his leadership will change business as usual in Washington.

“But let’s be frank: The House is broken. We are not solving problems. We are adding to them. And I am not interested in laying blame. We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean. Neither the members nor the people are satisfied with how things are going. We need to make some changes, starting with how the House does business.”

As a party and as a nation, we finally have a no-nonsense person in charge of the people’s voice. Regardless of ideology, we all know that we have someone who is truly looking out for the interests of all Americans. We have the leader we deserve at the helm of our proverbial ship that has been drifting in the wrong direction for far too long.

Others have tried and failed in this position, but the beauty of Paul Ryan’s speakership is that he didn’t maneuver for this power position, he didn’t vie and make backroom deals to be where he is today. He strode into congress with an agenda to leave this nation a better place for his children and generations to come.

Bold insight, and forthright convictions will enable him to be the success that we need, at a time where true leadership has been missing in other branches of the government.