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Paul Ryan is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999, and the Republican Party for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 election.
Mitt Romney named him to the ticket in August 2012.
As chair of the House Budget Committee, Ryan has focused on fiscal policy and has proposed privatizing Social Security and replacing Medicare in the future with a voucher program for those now under 55.
Paul is married to Janna Ryan and they have three children, Elizabeth, Charles and Samuel.