Ryan voted for the Stupak Amendment restricting federal funding for abortions, but in January 2015, he announced that having "gained a deeper understanding of the complexities and emotions that accompany the difficult decisions [about whether to end a pregnancy]" over his time in public office he had reversed his position on abortion and now identified as pro-choice.
Key Career Moments:
In 2010, Ryan introduced the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, which sought punitive trade tariffs on countries, notably China, that were engaging in currency manipulation. It passed the House overwhelmingly but never made it to the floor of the Senate.
What He Has Said About Clinton:
Ryan spoke ahead of Clinton in a March campaign event in Ohio and after the event spoke to a CBS affiliate: “She hit issues I think folks in the valley care about a lot, bringing manufacturing back and using renewable energy.”
And Ryan posted a short clip of his speech introducing Clinton on his Facebook page. “This campaign and this candidate is about helping ordinary people like us do extraordinary things ... and now it’s our turn in Ohio to send her, we’re going to send her to the White House.”