Ryan: No Hopes to be House Speaker 1/24/14
SAN ANTONIO — Rep. Paul Ryan won't say if he'll run for president in 2016 but there's one job he's sure he doesn't want: Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The 2012 Republican nominee for vice president told an audience in San Antonio that running the House would take away too much time from his wife and three young children.
For now, the Wisconsin congressman chairs the Budget Committee. But it's widely believed that he's got his eyes on the Ways and Means Committee chairmanship, which is coming vacant after current Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan leaves it next year because of GOP rules limiting most chairmen to three terms.
The Ways and Means Committee has sweeping jurisdiction over taxes, trade and health care policy.