Ryan said that Republicans won’t be afraid to take up major legislation in the coming election year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s message Thursday was clear: House Republicans are ready for 2016. They will not sit around killing time while the GOP presidential candidates fight it out. They can and will offer bold legislative solutions that will show what a GOP-led Washington could accomplish.
He previewed the House’s 2016 agenda Thursday during his first major address as speaker, highlighting policy areas where he says Republicans can and should offer legislative solutions. “If we want to save the country, then we need a mandate from the people,” Ryan said. “And if we want a mandate, then we need to offer ideas. And if we want to offer ideas, then we need to actually have ideas. And that’s where House Republicans come in.”