(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 16, 2017 US President Donald Trump speaks with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (L) as Trump leaves the Friends of Ireland Luncheon for the visit of former Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
The top Republican in the US Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan, will not seek re-election following this year's mid-term elections, reports said April 11, 2018. Ryan has told friends and colleagues he has decided not to run in November's congressional race, and is poised to inform House Republicans of his plans, multiple US media reported. Questioned by reporters in the corridors of Congress about his plans, as he headed to a weekly briefing scheduled for 1400 GMT, Ryan responded simply: "I'm not resigning."
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