WASHINGTON, D.C.—Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement following the House Republican Conference’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the next Speaker of the House:

“Paul Ryan is one of the strongest leaders in our Republican party, and one of the best messengers in the nation for our conservative values. I look forward to working with him at the House leadership table so we can advance conservative reforms that bring fiscal sanity to the halls of Congress, hold the Obama Administration accountable, and grow a healthy economy for all Americans. I’m confident that under Paul’s leadership as our Speaker, our Republican Conference will unite to advance a bold conservative agenda that gets America back on track and provides a clear vision for the future of our country.”