|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Wisconsin's 1st district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Paul Ryan|
Bryan George Steil
March 3, 1981
Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Education||Georgetown University (BS)|
University of Wisconsin–Madison (JD)
|Website||House website |
Bryan George Steil (born March 3, 1981) is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician who currently serves as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Early life and education
Steil attended Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he was born and raised. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgetown University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. Steil is Catholic.
In 2003, Steil spent one year working as an aide to U.S. Representative Paul Ryan. Prior to being elected to Congress, Steil spent a decade in the manufacturing industry in Southeast Wisconsin. He was an executive for plastics manufacturer Charter NEX Film. He also spent time working for Regal Beloit, spending a short stint living in China while working for the company, and also spent time at McDermott Will & Emery as an attorney.
U.S. House of Representatives
2018 general election
Steil won the 2018 Republican primary in the race to succeed retiring incumbent and then speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He went on to face Democratic nominee Randy Bryce in the general election. During the campaign, Steil picked up endorsements from, among others, Donald Trump and Ryan. On November 6, Steil defeated Bryce, garnering 54.6% of the vote.
- Committee on Financial Services
- Middle Class Jobs Caucus (Co-Chair)
- Freshmen Working Group on Addiction
- Future of Work Caucus (Founder/Co-Chair)
- Republican Study Committee
- Republican Main Street Partnership
- Problem Solvers Caucus
Steil has stated his top issues are workforce development, trade, and addressing the student loan debt crisis. Steil opposes gun control measures, but supports funding for instant background checks.
Steil has stated that he is in favor of the United States making more trade partnerships with other countries. He has also advocated for more funding to be allocated to the situation surrounding the United States' southern border, and wants price transparency in the medical industry. Steil opposes abortion rights.
|Republican||Kevin Adam Steen||6,262||10.5|
|Independent||Joseph Kexel (write-in)||7||0.0|
- "Wisconsin New Members 2019". The Hill. November 15, 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
- "Republican Bryan Steil Launches Campaign For Ryan's Congressional Seat". WGTD. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- Guida, Bill (August 6, 2018). "Steil outlines his positions on the issues". Kenosha News. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- Torres, Ricardo (January 4, 2019). "Steil sworn in; 'Wall is a key component' on border security". The Journal Times. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- Richmond, Todd (October 14, 2018). "GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan's Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0". Associated Press. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
- Bice, Daniel (November 1, 2018). "GOP candidate Bryan Steil rejects claims of anti-Semitism, outsourcing by Randy Bryce campaign". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gannett. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- Meyerhofer, Kelly (November 12, 2018). "Some seats have opened up on the UW System Board of Regents. Who will fill them?". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
- "Executive Appointment: Steil, Bryan". Wisconsin State Legislature. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- "Wisconsin Primary Election Results: First House District". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
- "Wisconsin Elections Commission Official Results 2018 Partisan Primary" (PDF).
- "Randy Bryce, Bryan Steil To Face Off In Race To Replace US Rep. Paul Ryan". Wisconsin Public Radio. 2018-08-14. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
- Glauber, Bill (August 15, 2018). "With three tweets, Donald Trump endorses Leah Vukmir, Bryan Steil and Scott Walker". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gannett. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- Schwartz, Brian (June 18, 2018). "Paul Ryan endorses GOP front-runner Steil for his house seat, vows fundraising help". CNBC. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- "Wisconsin Election Results: First House District". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
- "Steil Named to Task Force on Financial Technology". Representative Bryan Steil. May 9, 2019.
- "Lawmakers Launch Caucus to Address Emerging Tech's Impact on Work". Nextgov.com. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
- "Bryan Steil on Gun Control". On the Issues. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
- Torres, Ricardo (September 30, 2019). "Racine residents attend town hall on gun violence to find solutions, express frustrations". The Journal Times. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- "Steil on 'UpFront' says U.S. needs to strike trade agreements with allies". WisPolitics. August 26, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- Vetterkind, Riley (January 3, 2020). "Wisconsin congressional Republicans sign brief asking U.S. Supreme court to reconsider Roe v. Wade". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
- "Wisconsin Primary Election Results". The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- Steil, Bryan (22 November 2020). "Bryan Steil statement on COVID-19 test". Twitter.
- Congressman Bryan Steil official U.S. House website
- Campaign website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority
|116th||Senate: R. Johnson • T. Baldwin||House: J. Sensenbrenner • R. Kind • G. Moore • S. Duffy (until Sep. 2019) • M. Pocan • G. Grothman • M. Gallagher • B. Steil • T. Tiffany (from May 2020)|