HFC founding members Jim Jordan, left, and Raúl R. Labrador likely find Ryan’s voting trend disconcerting. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Paul D. Ryan, who was chosen Wednesday as the Republican nominee for speaker, has in recent years steadily drifted away from the House Freedom Caucus on major votes, according to a CQ Roll Call analysis.
As the Wisconsin Republican prepares to take the speaker’s gavel from the retiring John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, there are questions about his ability to manage the fractious GOP conference. Specifically, all eyes are on his ability to keep the hard-line conservatives from revolting again and again on legislation, such as the two-year budget deal, they deem ideologically objectionable. Full story