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House Republican leaders have chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to head the powerful Ways and Means committee for the next two years.

The new post could give Ryan a high profile platform if he decides to run for President in 2016 or beyond. 

Ryan was the party's vice presidential nominee two years ago, and has sidestepped questions about his plans for 2016.

His new job would give him a voice on the biggest economic issues facing the country, including taxes, trade, social security and social programs.

It's official: Congressman Paul Ryan will face competition from one of at least two Democrats in the 2014 election.

Two people considering a run are Amar Kaleka and Rob Zerban. Republican Congressman Paul Ryan is expected to run for reelection next year.

Congressman Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won't support the bill that passed the U. S. Senate.

The Wisconsin Republican spoke Friday to a business group in Brookfield.  He's been working largely behind the scenes on an alternative to the Democratic-backed Senate plan.

Ryan says his priorities are first securing the border, then moving forward with creating a way for people who aren't here legally to gain citizenship.