Hatch Statement on Paul Ryan’s Election to Speaker of the House

Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on the election of Paul Ryan to Speaker of the House of Representatives:

“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Paul Ryan to develop and enact legislation to help put our nation back on track.I look forward to collaborating with him as Speaker to advance policies that will help enable hardworking Americans to prosper.Paul effectively communicates why conservative ideas like simplifying our tax code, reforming our entitlement programs, and reining in wasteful spending will unlock economic growth and enhance opportunities for American families. I believe he is the right man at the right time to help move our nation forward.”