Congressman Paul Ryan visits DDHS

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From P90X workouts to federal deficits, Delavan-Darien High School students had a range of questions for their First District Congressman Paul Ryan, a former vice presidential candidate.

Ryan was invited to visit the school earlier this year when students in the Advanced Placement Government and Politics class was discussing the federal deficit. Ryan’s schedule allowed for a visit this Monday, April 14.

About 100 students from various social studies classes at DDHS stopped into the auditorium to ask questions and hear answers in a town hall-style meeting.

Ryan spoke about the country’s federal deficit, a bipartisan budget bill he helped author, his run for the VP seat in 2012, how he became a congressman and more, including his love for the P90X workout series (chest and back is his favorite workout).

The Janesville Gazette has a recap here (subscription required). 

Ryan did say he’s still up in the air on a question a lot of U.S. residents are wondering — is he considering a run at the presidency in 2016? 

“I don’t know. I’ve still got time to figure it out,” he said, noting that his family will play a huge role in his decision.

Ryan, who was visiting DDHS for the first time since 2006, also said the most gratifying part of the job is when he gets to help people. He spoke of an example where is office helped a resident cut through bureaucratic “red tape” to get a life-saving pacemaker that wasn’t yet approved for use in the United States.

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