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Ryan Talks House Agenda and National Security with WISN’s Mark Belling

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May 27, 2016 | Ian Martorana (202-225-3031) | comments
WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WISN’s Mark Belling. 

Excerpts of Ryan’s answers follow.

Drafting the House Republican agenda:

“First of all, we decided [on this agenda] in January. . . . I always wanted to have a choice and I always want to be clear, bold, and specific. We’ve got six things we’re going to roll out in June. What would we replace the tax code with? How do you rein in the regulatory state? What do you replace Obamacare with? What does patient-centered health care look like? . . . How do you get people moving from welfare to work? How do you fix national security? How do you restore Article I of the Constitution and reclaim the separation of powers? Those are the basic questions that we will be supplying answers to, and then going to the country, going to the public . . . saying: ‘Here is our plan for fixing this country [and] getting it back on track.’"

Stopping the president from transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay:

“We passed a bill two weeks ago again guaranteeing and reaffirming the present law that [the president] cannot do this. So we have now passed a law a number of years in a row . . . specifically saying that he cannot transfer these Guantanamo people back here domestically. I have already retained counsel as speaker of the House to go to court with him if he tries to do that. And I am equipped with a fresh law—that he signed into law—that denies [the president] the ability to do that.”
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