Friday, October 30, 2015

Congressional Priorities

During yesterday's Election of Speaker Ryan, there were two moments when the leaders of each of their respective parties in the House listed each of their priorities.

Speaker Ryan: fix the Tax Code, put patients in charge of their health care, grow our economy, strengthen our military, lift people out of poverty, and pay down our debt.

Minority Leader Pelosi: promote growth, decrease the deficit, create good-paying jobs, and increase the paychecks of America's working families.

Highlights from Speaker Ryan's Election

Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, today, in the people's House, it gives me great honor to nominate the people's Speaker.

In the House, we are eager for a fresh start that will make us more effective to fulfill our obligation to reflect the will of the people and to reestablish the balance of power.

Highlights from Speaker Boehner's Farewell Address

I am still just me, the same guy who came here 25 years ago as a small-business man and spent all these 25 years trying to just be me.

Everybody here comes from somewhere, and everybody here is on some mission.

I never thought about growing up as the easy way or the hard way. It was just the Cincinnati way. Our city takes its name from the great Roman general Cincinnatus, a farmer who answered the call of his nation to lead and then surrendered his power to go back to his plow.

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