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An easy choice for Speaker Ryan

An easy choice for Speaker Ryan

Paul Ryan walked into his new role as speaker of the House with an ambitious agenda to fix a broken institution. The coalition of members who elected him is eager to see how his leadership will differ than that of his predecessor. Taking action on simple bills with broad bipartisan support can score the Wisconsin Republican easy legislative victories as he begins his new role.

One such bill — The Summer Meals Act, H.R. 1728 — is a straightforward proposal that would support millions of American children in getting access to affordable, nutritious food over the summer months. Legislative action...