Speaker Ryan’s Staff: Where Have They Been?

Ryan speaks with his chief of staff, John David Hoppe, following the Senate GOP's policy luncheon last week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 6:02 p.m. | Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s initial staff is a mix of longtime confidants of the Wisconsin Republican, experienced Washington lobbyists and a contingent of former Speaker John A. Boehner’s aides.  

A CQ Roll Call analysis of the work experience of the 22 staffers confirmed as part of the new speaker’s team shows many have spent considerable time in other congressional offices. There’s a cumulative 48 years with former Speaker John A. Boehner during his 24-year tenure on Capitol Hill. The staffers have accumulated 38 years working with Ryan.  


RyanStafUpdate2 The findings, displayed in terms of cumulative time spent in the various sectors, were calculated based on information found on LegiStorm. A spokeswoman for Ryan confirmed the 22 staffers and said his speaker's office has yet to announce its policy staff.  

The speaker’s office boasted 53 staffers when Boehner resigned last month.  

Clarification: A previous version of this post contained the names of people in transition in the speaker’s office and people who have left the office as of Nov. 10. This updated graphic only contains the names of people confirmed on Ryan's staff.  

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