Ryan is from a long line of Montanans. He inherits his values, work ethic, and drive from his family. Most of Ryan’s 23 year Navy career was encompassed by being an integral member of the SEALs.
After his Navy career Ryan decided he wasn’t done serving. Serving first hand on battlefields across the world he understood the importance of strong foreign policy and strong national defense. He passionately campaigned to win the Montana seat in the House of Representatives and has been passionate about the legislation he as authored and co-authored.
Where Ryan Stands
Montana is one of the few states left with a large amount of public land. Ryan fights to keep it that way. It is important to keep what is left of our public land open, whole, and healthy. This helps balance our ecosystem and preserves resources for future generations. Ryan supports all efforts to conserve federally managed land and to keep that land open to public use.
While most of our Veterans know first hand what it’s like to be on the battlefield, Ryan’s had experience not only on the battle field but organizing, planning, and executing large operations. As a member of SEAL Team Six (currently known as United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group) Ryan specialized in counter-terrorism. He is one of a handful of people that have a unique understanding of our global terrorism problems, as such he’s particularly poised to create and direct legislation that helps strengthen our National Defense.
Ryan is a strong advocate in improving rural economy. That’s why he’s voted for several tax breaks for small businesses and more rural businesses such as ranching and farming. The reduction of taxes on these professions is absolutely necessary to prompt growth and create jobs in some more remote areas of the country.
Excessive government spending does not help this. Excessive spending in Washington leads to higher taxes – greatly felt by smaller businesses. Ryan is an advocate of cutting wasteful government spending to ease the burden on small business owners and farmers.