Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday launched a nonprofit organization that will focus on his legislative priorities during his two decades in Congress: fighting poverty, boosting economic opportunity and promoting “evidence-based” reforms on issues like welfare, foster care and criminal justice.
The American Idea Foundation, which will have offices in his hometown of Janesville, Wis., will partner with community organizations, academics and lawmakers. Ryan will serve as president of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit….
The launch falls on the anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty on October 28, 1886.
Ryan, just 49 years old, has kept up a busy schedule since he retired from Congress and left the Speaker’s office in January.
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