Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) addressed the House of Representatives following his re-election as Speaker of the House. 

Ryan spoke on Day 1 of the 115th Congress, describing a "rush of enthusiasm" in the chamber and a "sense of potential."

He then welcomed and congratulated the new members and their families. 

Ryan said the recent election "was a little intense" and some may have wondered whether the tension would ease.

"The clash of opinions, the hue and cry of campaigns, the rancor and the dissension. In the end, they all dissolve in the silent and peaceful transfer of power," said Ryan. 

He said all House members, no matter their party, want the best for America and that is a cause for celebration.

Ryan said the American people "let out a great roar" of dissatisfaction in November and urged House members to listen. 

"We hear you, we will do right by you and we will deliver," he said.

Watch the remarks above. 


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