NEWS

7/25/14
The Push for Stronger Border Security
New Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is joined by fellow Californians Jeff Denham & David Valadao in a discussion on border security and the water crisis in their home state.
7/18/14
"The Road Ahead"
Chairman Shuster & six Subcommittee Chairmen lead charge to modernize America’s aging transportation system
6/27/14
Kelly Ayotte addresses Ripon Society
The New Hampshire Senator pushed for a strong foreign policy at June 24th breakfast discussion.
6/26/14
Ripon Society Mourns the Passing of Howard Baker
“Washington lost one of its wise men today in Howard Baker. He was a true statesman and a symbol of what Americans look for in their elected leaders.”
6/25/14
The Special Relationship
British Amb. Westmacott joins Armed Services Committee Leaders Mac Thornberry & Adam Smith for discussion of US-UK partnership 70 years after D-Day
6/12/14
The Elusive Quest for Defense Acquisition Reform
Latest Ripon Forum features essays on the subject by Dov Zakheim, William Greenwalt, and former Sen. Alan Simpson, among others
5/21/14
Smith Makes the Case for Space
Joined by astronaut Paul Lockhart, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith welcomes private sector’s role in exploration and says America needs to think “beyond the Moon”
5/5/14
“The truth is it’s happening in our own backyards.”
Representatives Dave Reichert, Erik Paulsen and Kristi Noem discuss the growing epidemic of human trafficking and the effort they are leading in Congress to fight this problem here at home
4/10/14
McCain Makes the Case for Immigration Reform
Arizona’s senior Senator argues in favor of reform in speech to The Ripon Society on April 9th
4/7/14
“Tone Matters.”
GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers discusses the effort she is leading to craft a message that reaches a diverse and growing electoral base
3/28/14
“When America retreats, chaos follows.”
Royce, Chabot and Kinzinger discuss drift in foreign policy under the Obama Administration
3/17/14
“Anyone who creates themselves an island is not effective.”
Reps. Aaron Schock & Tulsi Gabbard discuss the Congressional Future Caucus and why working across the aisle is critical to getting something done
3/14/14
Carlos Gutierrez Makes the Case for Immigration Reform in Speech to Ripon Society’s Annual Symposium
3/12/14
“We need to talk about the things that we are for.”
Ed Gillespie urges Republicans to put forward positive agenda in speech to Ripon Society’s annual symposium
3/11/14
Ripon Society Hosts 2014 Legislative and Communications Directors Symposium on Leadership at Mount Vernon -- Gillespie & Gutierrez deliver keynotes at annual event
2/27/14
Ripon Forum kicks off 48th year of publication by focusing on America’s mental health crisis -- Latest edition features Rep. Tim Murphy, Activist DJ Jaffe, WI Speaker Robin Vos, and former Sen. Gordon Smith, among others
2/20/14
Ripon Society hosts Pew Research Center for discussion on the American Electorate
2/12/14
At Ripon Society breakfast, Moran expresses optimism about GOP prospects for taking back the Senate
2/5/14
Representatives Jim Renacci and John Carney discuss the bipartisan effort they are leading in the House to create jobs
12/5/13
“I look at the Affordable Care Act as the best ‘no’ vote I’ve had.”
Representatives Kevin Brady, Jim Gerlach, Tom Price and Adrian Smith talk about their opposition to Obamacare and the GOP Effort to craft an alternative reform plan
12/2/13
Ripon Forum looks at Political Environment Facing Republicans in 2014 Latest edition features essays about Govs. Christie, Martinez & Kasich, and interview on the NRCC's mid-term strategy with Executive Director Liesl Hickey
11/18/13
“Better schools mean better jobs.”
Senator Lamar Alexander and Chairman John Kline discuss the need for education reform and the effort they are leading on Capitol Hill to achieve that goal
10/25/13
“Great things have always been done at the intersection of principle and compromise.”
Representatives Renacci, Kelly, Delaney and Barr Discuss Bipartisan Effort to Find Common Ground on Capitol Hill
10/16/13
Statement of Jim Conzelman, President & CEO of The Ripon Society On tonight’s agreement to reopen the government & raise the debt limit
10/10/13
Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling Discusses Budget Stalemate in Speech to The Ripon Society
“We did not come here to rubberstamp the President’s policies”
10/4/13
After recent GOP losses among women, Ripon Society hosts breakfast meeting on what can be done to reverse that trend -- Representatives Ellmers, Blackburn, Black & Roby headline discussion
10/3/13
“The longer it goes, the farther we fall behind on trade issues”
Chairmen Terry and Nunes Discuss Government Shutdown and the U.S. Trade Agenda
9/23/13
Ripon Society Shines a Spotlight on Congressional Workhorses Representative Roskam leads wide-ranging discussion with Representatives Lucas, Simpson, Bucshon, Crawford and Palazzo
9/13/13
Representatives Murphy and Hunter join with Armed Forces Foundation Spokespersons to Discuss the Mental Health of our Military Veterans
9/4/13
THE PROMISE OF THE PACIFIC RIM
Latest edition of RIPON FORUM looks at growth, trade and security in the Asia-Pacific
8/1/13
Representatives Shelley Moore Capito and Ann Wagner Talk about Work on Financial Services Committee and Other Key Issues in Appearance Before The Ripon Society
7/18/13
Senators Rob Portman and Jeanne Shaheen Discuss Energy Efficiency Bill in Bipartisan Appearance Before The Ripon Society
7/11/13
“We are at a tipping point here”
Chairman Bill Shuster issues warning about nation’s aging infrastructure and says federal government has a constitutional responsibility to keep transportation system strong
7/2/13
“We consider ourselves the governance wing of the
Republican Party”

Representatives Charlie Dent, Adam Kinzinger and Erik Paulsen talk about the resurgence of the House Tuesday Group and the group’s mission moving forward this year
6/13/13
“MAKE MY DAY”
Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers responds to White House veto threat, expresses optimism that House and Senate can return to regular order
6/10/13
RELENTLESSLY POSITIVE: Ripon Forum Looks at Rick Snyder’s Approach as Governor of Michigan and His Effort to Provide Value to the Taxpayers of His State
6/6/13
“I feel better about where we are today than at any time two
years ago”

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy expresses optimism about the strength of the House Republican Majority, and the prospects for passing tax and immigration
5/22/13
“This is something that sends chills down regular Americans’ spines.”
Chairman Tiberi, joined by Reps. Cotton, DeSantis, Joyce and Wagner, discusses the IRS scandal and why it could spur tax reform
5/16/13
“We are a nation of immigrants.”
Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte Discusses the Effort He is Leading to Reform America’s Immigration Laws
5/8/13
In Speech to The Ripon Society, Majority Leader Eric Cantor Touts Conservative Principles and the Importance of Making Those Principles Relevant to People’s Lives
4/15/13
“We are intricately tied together in this.”
Chairman Meehan Talks about the Cyber Threats Facing America and Why itis Critical that Government and Business Collaborate to Prevent Future Attacks
4/8/13
Statement of Jim Conzelman President & CEO of The Ripon Society On the passing of Margaret Thatcher
3/18/13
“The role of government is to serve our citizens as customers – to make a difference in their lives in a positive way.”
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Discusses the Importance of Making Government More Responsive and the Principles He Follows as He Works to Achieve this Goal
3/14/13
“THE ESTONIAN EXAMPLE”
In Latest Edition of THE RIPON FORUM, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves Discusses how his Nation Went from Being a Soviet State to One of the Most Innovative Democracies in the World
3/8/13
“The President has jumped the shark.”
Scalise and Other Members of the Republican Study Committee Talk About the Administration’s Handling of the Sequester and the GOP Agenda this Year
3/4/13
“Jerry, you need to understand that we’re not going to do anything until after the election.”
Senator Moran Discusses His New Role as NRSC Chairman and the Conversation that Led Him to Seek the Job
2/20/13
“Leadership is always about tough choices.”
Carly Fiorina Talks about the Future of the Republican Party and the Reforms the GOP Should Embrace in Speech to Ripon Society Symposium
2/11/13
Ripon Society Hosts 2013 Legislative and Communications Directors Symposium on Leadership at Mount Vernon
1/23/13
“We are Americans and we will figure this out.”
Speaker Boehner Discusses Challenges Facing the Nation and the Republican Party in Address to The Ripon Society
12/18/12
Ripon Forum Looks at the Message of the Election and the Challenges Facing America - and the Republican Party - Next Year
12/12/12
Ripon Society Hosts Holiday Reception to Celebrate the Season and an Important Milestone in the History of the Group
12/10/12
“There will have to be some courageous souls” Lugar Talks about Political Environment and Challenges Facing the Republican Party in Speech to The Ripon Society
9/24/12
“We are one fiscal reform package away from being able to focus on the greatness of this nation.”
In Speech to The Ripon Society, Bob Corker Discusses the Fiscal Crisis Facing America and the Obstacles to Reform
9/11/12
“I think the fiscal cliff is one of the smartest political strategies I’ve ever heard, because I don’t really think there is one.”
Tom Coburn discusses looming debt crisis facing America in speech to The Ripon Society this morning
8/23/12
“THIS BABY IS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN” With 'Fiscal Cliff' looming, latest edition of THE RIPON FORUM looks at renewed interest in Simpson-Bowles debt reduction plan
8/2/12
“When people look at Washington today, they see a really big train wreck about to occur.”
Senator John Thune talks About entitlement reform and energy security in speech to The Ripon Society
7/26/12
“It’s no way to run a railroad.” Representatives Kevin Brady, Steve Scalise, John Shimkus & Erik Paulsen discuss the Administration’s record on taxes, regulations, and job creation at Ripon Society breakfast
7/23/12
“We need more women in Congress, because we offer a perspective that is vitally important to the American people and our economy.” Reps. Roby, Biggert & Capito discuss budget, bipartisanship, and other key issues at Ripon Society breakfast
7/13/12
“This is absolutely about the economy.” Sen. Barrasso & Rep. Cassidy Discuss Republican Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act and the Importance of Reforming Medicaid Today
6/22/12
“The barrier to job-growth isn’t just uncertainty on taxes…it’s the certainty of regulation that is strangling everyone.” Heller, Flake, Rehberg and Berg Discuss Health Care, Immigration and Economic Growth in Appearance Before Ripon Society
6/15/12
“This year is the most consequential election in our lifetime.”
In Speech to Ripon Society, Haley Barbour Talks About Policy, the Political Environment, and the Need for Republicans to have a Big Tent
6/8/12
Whitfield, Sullivan and Gardner Discuss the Importance of Energy in Job Creation and Why the U.S. must Maximize Production in Addition to Pursuing Alternative Fuels at Bully Pulpit on Energy
6/7/12
“This place needs to be reformed.” Freshmen Representatives Duffy, Adams, Dold, Runyan and Ribble Discuss First 16 Months in Office at Ripon Society Breakfast
5/24/12
“THE FIREWALL” In Latest RIPON FORUM, Members of the GOP Class of 2010 Discuss their Mission in Washington and Goals for the Rest of this Year
5/10/12
Representatives Kristi Noem and Tim Scott Reflect on First 16 Months in Office in Appearance Before Ripon Society “The freshman class was sent to Washington to be a firewall so that more bad things would not happen.”
4/27/12
“I think ‘13 is the year to reform the tax code.” In Speech to The Ripon Society, Rep. Peter Roskam Discusses Ways & Means Effort to Lay the Foundation for Tax Reform
4/17/12
Chairman Mike Rogers Warns of Chinese Cyber-Espionage Threat and Discusses His Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Cybersecurity
3/23/12
“Don’t tell me you can’t do it.” Mica Talks About the Importance of Passing a New Highway Bill and the Need to Reform the Way Transportation Projects in America are Approved
3/9/12
“It is not a peaceful time.” In Speech to The Ripon Society, Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon Warns Against Deep Cuts to Military in this Era of Global Uncertainty
3/5/12
Battleground Poll Founders Celinda Lake and Ed Goeas Look at the Numbers on the November Election in a Speech Before Ripon Society Symposium at Mount Vernon
2/29/12
Representatives Pat Tiberi and Richard Neal Talk about Reforming the Tax Code and Why Bipartisanship will be Essential to Achieving that Goal
2/22/12
“Win without hating the other side.” In Speech to Hill Aides, Steve Largent Discusses Lessons from the NFL and How Life on the Gridiron Prepared Him for a Life in Politics
2/16/12
Iraq War Veteran Bryan Anderson Shares Stories of His Trials, Tribulations, and Personal Triumphs in Speech Before Ripon Society Symposium at Mount Vernon
2/14/12
Gov. Bob McDonnell Talks about the Importance of Strong Leadership in Speech Before Ripon Society Symposium at Mount Vernon
2/12/12
Ripon Society Hosts Legislative and Communications Directors Symposium on Leadership at Mount Vernon
2/3/12
“RECAPTURING JACK” Latest RIPON FORUM Focuses on the Legacy of Jack Kemp and Why it Remains Relevant for Republicans Today
2/2/12
Ripon Society Hosts Breakfast to Highlight Republicans and Democrats Working Across the Aisle Reps. Renacci, Castor, Nugent, Loebsack, Schilling, Ross and Terry gather to discuss their bipartisan efforts on issues ranging from tax fraud to national security
1/24/12
In Speech to The Ripon Society Today, Speaker Boehner Discusses President’s Handling of the Economy and State of the Union Address Tonight
12/15/11
Eleven Months After Proposing that Republicans and Democrats Sit Together at State of the Union, Sens. Murkowski and Udall Sit Together to Discuss State of Bipartisanship in Washington, DC
12/9/11
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy Discusses Challenges Facing Nation in Speech to The Ripon Society Compares 2012 to 1980 and predicts next year “is going to be a fight for the heart and soul of what we want government in America to be”
11/18/11
"TWICE THE SIZE AS THE BIBLE, BUT WITH NO GOOD NEWS." Ways & Means Members Criticize Complexity of the Tax Code and Tout Tax Reform as a Way to Spark Economic Growth
11/9/11
“THERE IS NO SILVER BULLET’’ Senator Saxby Chambliss Talks about the Gang of Six, the Efforts of the Supercommittee, and Why the Key to Reducing the Debt Begins and Ends with Bipartisanship
11/3/11
"APPROPRIATIONS IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY" Ripon Society Hosts Seven Members of House Appropriations Committee for Discussion of Spending Priorities and the Importance of Reducing the National Debt
10/27/11
"THE SECRETARY SHALL DETERMINE." Tom Latham Talks about the Need for Regulatory Reform and the Four Most Dangerous Words in Any Piece of Legislation
9/22/11
“WE CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE ELECTION” In speech, Senator Rob Portman talks about the keys to job creation and the need to act now to meet the fiscal challenges facing America
9/14/11
Capito, Myrick, Emerson, Granger and Wilson discuss the importance of broadening the GOP’s base by reaching out to women
9/9/11
Leaders of House Small Business Committee discuss job creation and economic growth in appearance before Ripon Society policy luncheon
8/15/11
An open letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
7/27/11
Statement of Jim Conzelman, President & CEO of The Ripon Society, On the Debt Limit Proposal Offered by the Speaker of the House
7/15/11
Hensarling expresses optimism that agreement on debt limit
will be reached
7/8/11
Schock Talks Trade and Tax Reform in Speech to Ripon Society
6/23/11
"THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS TO LEAD" Senator Crapo discusses state of Blair House budget talks in speech before The Ripon Society
6/14/11
"THEY THINK WE'RE ALL JERKS" Former Senator Alan Simpson Addresses Members of The Ripon Society in a Speech Filled with Candor, Intellect, and Good Humor
6/1/11
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Calls for sweeping reorganization of the Federal Government
5/10/11
Calling it “a new day of politics in our country,” Senator Tom Coburn expresses optimism that Americans are ready to “cheat history” and meet fiscal challenges facing the U.S.
5/2/11
Members of The Ripon Society’s Honorary Congressional Advisory Board comment on the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces
4/15/11
Representatives Michael Burgess, Dan Benishek, and Nan Hayworth dissect Obamacare and give their "Top 10 List" for its repeal
4/7/11
Representative Jim Jordan discusses the priorities of the Republican Study Committee
4/4/11
Senator John McCain delivers straight talk on the budget
4/1/11
Senator John McCain expresses support for removing Qaddafi from power in speech to The Ripon Society. He also predicts “Arab Spring” may spread to other parts of the world
3/8/11
Chairman Doc Hastings Criticizes Administration Policy on Fossil Fuels as Being “Foolish” in Address to The Ripon Society
3/8/11
Senator Richard Burr Says Rising Gas Prices and Unrest in the Middle East Provide GOP with Opportunity to Craft National Energy Policy
3/7/11
Representative Ed Whitfield Discusses Energy & Power Subcommittee Agenda at Ripon Society Forum on America’s Energy Future
3/3/11
"Upton's Call" -- Ripon Forum Shines a Spotlight on Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman's Efforts to Block Federal Regulatory Overreach
2/23/11
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From POLITICO: Shutdown: Does GOP have the edge this time?
2/18/11
Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady Discuss U.S.-Canada Relationship at Ripon Society Breakfast on Feb. 16th
2/14/11
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From The Hill: Former RNC chairman warns
his party on immigration
2/14/11
Former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie Urges GOP Legislative Aides to Connect Policy to People’s Lives
2/10/11
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From The Washinton Post: Walden sets House Commerce committee tech priorities on net neutrality, spectrum, broadband
2/10/11
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From The National Journal: Walden on Collision Course with Dems over Spectrum
2/10/11
Walden Lays Out Agenda for Energy & Commerce Subcommmittee on Communications and Technology
2/9/11
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From MSNBC
2/8/11
Former Majority Leader Dick Armey addresses Ripon Society and Staffers
2/7/11
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From The Hill: Dick Armey, Luke Russert provide advice to GOP aides
2/5/11
Ripon Society Hosts Legislative Directors Symposium on Leadership at Mount Vernon
1/13/11
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From GovernmentExecutive.com: Victims of bureaucracy
1/13/11
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From Bloomberg Businessweek: Issa focuses on Obama achievements with House probes
1/13/11
Rep. Darrell Issa pledges to root out waste, regulatory excess and programs that do not work
12/23/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From POLITICO: Ripon Society President & CEO Jim Conzelman has his DC-themed Holiday collection profiled
12/21/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From Politics Daily
12/20/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS - From The Washington Examiner
12/15/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS - J.C. Watts talks about his Ripon Forum article on NPR's "Tell Me More"
12/6/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS - Christine Todd Whitman discusses her Ripon Forum article on The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd
12/6/10
Ripon Society hosts "Team Cantor"
11/18/10
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Optimistic about Bipartisan Cooperation in 2011
11/15/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS – From The Indianapolis Star
11/12/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS – From The New York Times
11/12/10
"A NEW DAY" – Ripon Forum looks at mid-term results and answers the question "What do we do now?"
10/29/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS – From U.S. News & World Report
10/20/10
Ripon Society hosts "Team Boehner"
10/11/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS – From Politico
10/6/10
Capito, Molinari, Pryce, Clarke, and Cino headline event highlighting women "Rising to the Top" in GOP leadership
10/4/10
RIPON IN THE NEWS – From The Hill: 'The McCarthy Theory' links vulnerability to spending on district communications
9/30/10
House Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy touts historic Republican recruiting class
9/23/10
Representative John Boozman points to job creation and deficit reduction as top priorities
9/20/10
Tom Ridge and Representative Charlie Dent headline Ripon Society Bully Pulpit "From 9/11 to Anthrax: The State of Homeland Security Nine Years After the Attacks"
9/17/10
Ripon Society Chairman Emeritus Bill Frenzel Reappointed to Presidential Commission on Trade
7/28/10
The Ripon Forum: Summer 2010—Is "The Perfect Storm" Looming?
7/20/10
House Republican Whip Eric Cantor talks 2010 politics and policy with the Ripon Society
7/1/10
Senator Judd Gregg Calls Greek Meltdown a “Precursor” for U.S. Budgetary Situation
6/29/10
Senator Bob Bennett warns GOP not to rely on ideology and slogans over offering ideas and solutions
6/24/10
Rep. Mike Castle speaks to Ripon about his quest for civility in DC. With special guest Rep. John Tanner
6/9/10
Senator George LeMieux speaks about fiscal discipline and oil spill to Ripon Society
6/1/10
NY Times Columnist David Brooks Discusses “ancient Republican tradition” of limited, but energetic, government

5/5/10
Ripon Society Expands Honorary Congressional Advisory Board

4/27/10
Ripon Forum Looks at State of Homeland Security in Spring 2010 Edition

4/23/10
Media Advisory: Preventing the Next Bailout

4/21/10
In the Spirit of Theodore Roosevelt, Ripon Society President Rescues Duckling

3/22/10
Crist preaches fiscal discipline in speech before The Ripon Society

3/10/10
NRSC Chairman John Cornyn discusses the mid-term elections and the legislative agenda this year

3/4/10
Ryan Calls Obama Agenda "Bismarckian"

2/19/10
Special to the Ripon Forum
Driven to Distraction: Washington is sending mixed messages when it comes to texting and technology in our cars

1/28/10
Gaylord essay in Ripon Forum mentioned on TheAtlantic.com

1/28/10
Boehner Scoffs at President's Purported Pivot to Center

1/26/10
Ripon Forum looks at "The New Horizon" for the Republican Party

12/16/09
Congress Daily profiles Ripon Society's New President and CEO

11/4/09
Statement by Lou Zickar, editor of The Ripon Forum, on the election results

10/16/09
Ripon Society Names Capitol Hill Veteran James Conzelman as its new President and Chief Executive Officer

8/26/09
Ripon Society Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

5/6/09
From the Dallas Morning News: Jack Kemp's Real Legacy

3/1/09
Ripon Forum Archives Now Posted Online

1/23/09
Ripon Society Announces New Staff Assignments

6/9/08
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters to speak at Ripon Society Bully Pulpit Luncheon June 13 on Capitol Hill

3/5/08
Ripon Society to Hold State Policy Outreach Event with
Congressman Tom Price

2/19/08
Ripon Forum Focuses on One of Biggest Changes Being
Proposed in American Politics - Tax Reform

10/19/07
Ripon Forum Focuses on Health Care in its
October/November Edition

08/13/07
Ripon Forum Looks at Global Trade with
Carlos Gutierrez, Carla Hills, Tim Pawlenty and Others

06/26/07
Reunion of Ripon Society Founders Caps 2 Days of Policy Panels and Speeches at Library of Congress

06/13/07
Ripon Forum Focuses on the Search for Common Ground

05/31/07
Ripon Society Hold Outreach Event in Florida with
Congresswoman Brown-Waite

05/14/07
Ripon Society to Hold State Policy Outreach Event with
Rep. Brown-Waite in Florida

04/23/07
Ripon to Hold State Policy Outreach Event with Rep. Dent

04/16/07
Ripon Forum Looks Beyond Iraq

03/02/07
Inside the Beltway Cites Forum Article on Lame Ducks

02/20/07
Ripon Forum Looks at Why Ideas Matter and the
Importance of Entrepreneurship in America

01/05/07
Ripon Society Praises Schwarzenegger Inaugural Speech

05/01/06
Ripon Society Marks 40 Years of Publishing With Focus on the Suburban Agenda

 

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