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House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan is scheduled to address the Conservative Political Action Conference in March, the American Conservative Union announced Friday.

The Wisconsin congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee is a regular at the annual gathering and is considered a potential White House candidate for 2016.

In another sign that Paul Ryan may be eyeing a run at the White House in 2016, the Conservative Political Action Conference announced Friday that he has agreed to address the conference this March.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R–WI) will address CPAC 2013 – the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013.

“We are pleased to announce that Congressman Paul Ryan will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “From the day he was elected, Chairman Ryan has been a strong voice in Congress for pro-growth, free market economic policies...

Statement from ACU Chairman Al Cardenas:

"The American Conservative Union simply cannot accept or support the Senate Bill as passed this morning, which does nothing to rein in out of control spending. Given the dire financial situation our country faces, ACU would have supported, albeit reluctantly, the Bush era tax cut extensions for those with incomes under $400,000 to $450,000 and supported the Death Tax provisions that maintain the current exemptions and are indexed for inflation.  This is vital for our family farms and family-owned businesses. Our nation has a spending problem...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced the first round of speakers invited to appear at CPAC 2013 – the annual national Conservative Political Action Conference. Among the many speakers invited to appear are:

Jeb Bush, former Governor (R-FL) Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator-Elect (R-TX) Jim DeMint, U.S. Senator (R-SC) Susana Martinez, Governor (R-NM) Ron Paul, U.S. Representative (R-TX) Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator (R-FL) Paul Ryan, U.S. Representative (R-WI) Tim Scott, U.S. Senator-Designate (R-SC)

“As we celebrate the 40th...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its inaugural ACU Ratings of the New Jersey State Legislature honoring the Garden State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The New Jersey 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I am...

Watch Chairman Al Cardenas discuss the fiscal cliff debate between Congress and the White House with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC's Morning Joe from December 13, 2012.

Let me introduce you to Paul, a highly skilled immigrant who came to this country in 1962. When he landed in New York City, he was stranded. He had spent most of his assets traveling to the U.S., leaving him without enough money to travel from New York to Oregon, where he was scheduled to begin his Ph.D. program. But he had a vision of a better life for his family, so he didn’t despair. After a frantic call, he was wired the money to make the trip across the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its ACU Ratings of the Ohio General Assembly during an event in Columbus, Ohio, honoring The Buckeye State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The Ohio 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American Conservative...

"On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I urge South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to make history and appoint Representative Tim Scott to the United States Senate. A strong conservative leader, Rep. Scott has an ACU rating of 96 and was elected as one of two members chosen by his colleagues to represent the 85 member Republican freshmen class at the leadership table."

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