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Ryan shares his vision for the 114th Congress

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February 26, 2015 | Robert Swift (202-225-3031) | comments

Earlier this week, First District Congressman Paul Ryan visited with newspapers across Southern Wisconsin to provide an update on his priorities for the 114th Congress.  During the meetings, Ryan shared his vision for building a healthy economy and addressing the various challenges facing our nation.  Here are some of the highlights from these discussions:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Ryan said he is eager to tackle issues on taxes and trade, where he is seeking "common ground" with the Obama administration.

Ryan recently led a Ways and Means Committee delegation on a three-nation trip to Asia. Ryan is hopeful for a successful conclusion to talks over a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

"If we can get that kind of a trade agreement, that means we have more customers, more opportunities to make things here, grow things here and sell them overseas," he said. "That's the kind of thing we should do to open up job creation."


Kenosha News: Ryan sees common ground with president on trade 

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee his top goals include finding common ground with President Barack Obama.

“I plan on rolling out ideas how we can do things differently ... I need to show how I can do that, not just talk about it,” Ryan said.

During a visit to the Kenosha News, Ryan, R-Wis., cited trade promotion as the one area where he already has some agreement with Obama and therefore the greatest likelihood for bi-partisan action to position the U.S. as the most powerful player in the international arena.


Janesville Gazette: Paul Ryan: Obamacare alternative plan in the works 

Long-term, Ryan remains committed to creating a plan to replace Obamacare. 

“It's making people buy coverage they don't need or want, it's raising the cost of coverage, and then it's just subsidizing that cost,” Ryan said, calling Obamacare “a long-term fiscal train wreck.”  

Ryan said his solution would mean better prices, affordable coverage and a competitive marketplace.