(Washington, DC) Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released this statement today following his vote to make Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin the 54th Speaker of the House:

“I was pleased to cast my vote for my friend and colleague Paul D. Ryan for Speaker of the House today. I supported Speaker Ryan because of my belief that he has the abilities and temperament necessary to lead the House in a commonsense, orderly manner that empowers individual members while not losing sight of the need for governance. I look forward to working with Speaker Ryan and my colleagues in the House to provide greater economic opportunities for all Americans.”

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