WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding Speaker Ryan’s retirement announcement:

“Paul Ryan stepped into his role as Speaker at a critical moment, and has led our House with great dignity. Under his leadership we have worked with President Trump to pass groundbreaking conservative reforms like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that are making life better for the American people. Paul is a deeply principled father and conservative leader, and a great friend. I’m grateful for his leadership and I look forward to working with him through the remainder of his time in the House to advance President Trump’s agenda so we can rebuild our economy and preserve our Republican majority.”