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Congressman Scott Peters expressed hopefulness that the newly elected Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, can foster bipartisan solutions in his new role.

Peters, who serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego released a statement following Paul Ryan's election as Speaker of the House Thursday morning.

Here's what the Congressman had to say:

"I look forward to working with Speaker Ryan to pass legislation that helps hard-working families successfully navigate the future and supports businesses as they create high-quality jobs in San Diego and communities across the country.

"It is my hope that he will engage with moderate Democrats to find bipartisan solutions to the range of pressing issues Congress faces including on transportation and infrastructure and keeping government open.

"We know that the American people, and San Diego's families, are best served when Members of Congress work together instead of in spite of each other."

Peters is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Judiciary Committee.

The Congressman is a former environmental attorney, City Council President, and Port Commission Chairman.