Luck Of The Irish: Paul Ryan Pushes For Influx Of Irish Visas In Nod To Ancestry

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: (AFP OUT) United States Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, holds up a pint of Guinness as he proposes a toast during the Friends of Ireland luncheon... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: (AFP OUT) United States Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, holds up a pint of Guinness as he proposes a toast during the Friends of Ireland luncheon at the United States Capitol March 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. . The Taoiseach is visiting as part of the traditional St Patrick's Day celebrations (Photo by Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 15, 2018 10:21 a.m.

In one of his final acts as House speaker, Paul Ryan (R-WI) is pushing to add thousands of new work visas for Irish nationals as a tribute to his ancestors, according to a Friday Politico report. 

The legislation cleared in the House and is reportedly sailing for a win in the Senate next week as well.

Per Politico, Ryan has long had his sights set on the Emerald Isle, floating his ambition to one day become the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.

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