Happy Birthday, Mr. Speaker


Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., turns 46 years old Friday. What's he doing to celebrate? He's in Florida working to retain the House majority so he can push a bold agenda in 2017 with a Republican president, according to his office.  

Bipartisanship Comes Out in Joint Birthday

Left to Right: Blunt, Capps, Walden and Shuster (Photo courtesy of Walden’s office).

Jan. 10 is a big day for lawmakers’ birthdays.  

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Reps. Lois Capps, D-Calif.; Greg Walden R-Ore.; Bill Shuster, R-Pa.; and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., all share the same birthday, and the bipartisan group of lawmakers rotate who hosts the joint lunch party every year. This year, Walden, who turned 59, threw the lunch with sandwiches and a birthday cake in his Rayburn office.