Paul Ryan may have to choose between White House and committee chair

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) walks from a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Potential Republican president candidates, including Representative Paul Ryan, may have to choose between the lure of the White House and chairing a congressional committee under a new rule approved on Friday in the House of Representatives. Ryan, a 44-year-old conservative from Wisconsin who was his party’s nominee for vice president in 2012, is chairman of the House budget committee in the current Congress. He has said he wants to chair the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee in the new Congress that takes office in January. …

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