Speaker Paul D. Ryan has spent nearly 20 years in Congress, having been sworn in just shy of his 29th birthday in January 1999. As he mentioned in his retirement announcement Wednesday, his time in D.C. has seen the birth of his three kids, his ascension to chairman of two powerful committees, 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate and of course, speaker.
After he made it public this week that he would not seek re-election for an 11th term, Roll Call went into its archives to dig up photos from the year he’s spent on the Hill.
Here’s his congressional life in photos:
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