Thanking those who took part in last week's Listening Sessions

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Paul Ryan speaks with Rep. Walter Jones about efforts to reduce our nation's debt and deficit and restore America's economic prosperity 6/13/10 - Washington Watch, June Edition

Congressman Paul Ryan: Thanking those who took part in last week's Listening Sessions

I want to thank my employers - the residents of Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District - who attended one of the 10 listening sessions that I held last week. I was grateful so many came out to learn, share, and voice their opinions at these forums. 

It is my hope that those who attended learned more about my efforts to rein in government spending and reduce our nation's debt, received answers to questions about federal legislation, and were able to discuss their thoughts on the direction of our country.

For those who were unable to attend, you can access video from the listening session held at Greendale High School on June 1st here

Also, a copy of the PowerPoint I presented during the listening sessions, "America's Debt Crisis: The Need to Act Now", can be accessed here

At each of these discussions, I heard from Wisconsinites who are frustrated with Washington's out of control levels of spending, borrowing, and taxing. Rather than tackle our country's economic problems, those running Washington are creating brand new ones. Individuals are upset that Washington isn't listening to their concerns and are hungry for solutions that will put our nation back on a fiscally sustainable path. 

I will be sure to keep the thoughts shared during these listening sessions in mind as I work to advance proposals that pay off our debt and restore our nation's economic prosperity. If you would like to learn more about my efforts as your federal representative, I would encourage you to visit:  or

Thanks again to all those who participated in making these listening sessions such productive and informative discussions.