Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician, the United States Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, and the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 election. Born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio. He worked as an aide to legislators Bob Kasten, Sam Brownback, and Jack Kemp and as a speechwriter before winning election to the U.S. House in 1998 and is currently the chairman of the House Budget Committee.
Ryan has proposed replacing Medicare with a voucher program for those now under 55, and turning Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp Program) into block grants to the states. Ryan introduced these in his spending plan for the House Budget Committee in April 2011 and in an updated version in March 2012.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin‘s 1st district
January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||Mark Neumann|
|Chairman of the House Budget Committee|
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||John Spratt|
|Born||Paul Davis Ryan
January 29, 1970 (age 42)
Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Alma mater||Miami University (B.A.)|
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