House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville says the Republican election losses from Tuesday might put more pressure on Congress to cut taxes. At a breakfast program in Washington, D-C, Ryan said his party promised tax relief in 2016 and the elections served as a reminder for his fellow Republicans to make sure they “follow through.” Democrats won the governor’s, lieutenant governor’s, and attorney general’s offices in Virginia, and the governorship in New Jersey. Ryan said tax reform would “bear fruit politically” in the 2018 congressional contests. But he said it was more important to help people and make sure that especially middle-class families “see their paychecks going up, faster economic growth and better jobs being created.