House Speaker Ryan declares GOP 2016 agenda

House Speaker Ryan declares GOP 2016 agenda

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House Speak Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) (Photo: Speaker.gov)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Talk Media News) – Following the annual House Republican retreat, Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) vowed to have a “complete agenda” for his party by the time a nominee is selected for the 2016 presidential election.

“We do not like the direction the country is going, and we have an obligation to offer an alternative,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a press conference wrapping up the retreat in Baltimore, Md. “Starting today, we will begin developing a bold, pro-growth agenda to take to the country.”

Ryan broke that agenda into five parts: boosting national security, the economy, shifting health care away from Obamacare, fighting poverty by improving jobs and economic growth and upholding the principles of the Constitution, or fighting President Barack Obama’s executive actions.

The Republican party has struggled to stay unified in the last several years, with moderate and more extreme factions batting each other. Ryan has been seen as the lawmaker to change that.

“We are going to do this through a bottom-up approach,” Ryan said. “These committee-led task forces will drive the process. Every member—and their constituents—will have the opportunity to provide their input. I expect we will have a complete agenda by the time our party has a nominee.”

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