Brendan Buck, counselor to the speaker, says the "the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished". Ryan will not run for re-election, The Associated Press has learned.
Reports have circulated since December that Ryan would not run again after helping to shepherd tax cuts through the House, President Trump's first major legislative win.
Ryan, R-Wis., told colleagues Wednesday that he will not seek reelection this year, ending a almost 20-year tenure in Congress and adding further uncertainty about whether embattled Republicans can maintain control of the House.
More than likely the next speaker will either be House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) or House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).
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MSNBC reports NBC News has confirmed Speaker Ryan will not seek re-election. He was former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012.
Just weeks ago, Ryan's office was pushing back against a Republican congressman's suggestion that the GOP leader would soon be stepping down as speaker.
Ryan and his wife have three children.