A spokesman for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will serve out his term before retiring in January.
Brendan Buck, counselor to the speaker, says the “the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished. He said Ryan is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father.”
Buck says Ryan will discuss his decision at a news conference Wednesday.
Buck says that while Ryan did not seek the position of speaker, “he told his colleagues that serving as speaker has been the professional honor of his life, and he thanked them for the trust they placed in him.”