In a letter to colleagues Ryan adds: "We need to seize this moment, and come together like never before."
The Wisconsin Republicans tells House Republicans he is seeking their support in his re-election for speaker.
He circulated the letter on Monday as Congress reconvened for a lame-duck session following Donald Trump's election as president.
House Republicans will hold closed-door leadership elections on Tuesday and Ryan is expected to be re-elected as speaker — despite mumblings of discontent from a few conservative lawmakers. He has served in the job for a year.
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