Watch Speaker Ryan’s Announcement of President Trump’s Address to Congress

John Boehner

Summary: This morning at a press conference with Republican leaders, Speaker Ryan discussed the unique opportunity at hand to work with President Trump and his administration to deliver results for the American people.

Key Quote: “With this unified Republican government, we have a unique opportunity to deliver results for the people. And in the days and weeks, we look forward to outlining more of our agenda.

Transcript:

“As you know, I met with President Trump and Vice President Pence yesterday. We had a very, very productive discussion about our agenda, including health care, tax reform, rebuilding our military, securing the border. The president is eager to get moving on this agenda, and so are we.

“Already, we have hit the ground running, taking the first steps to keep our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. As I mentioned before, this is going to be a step-by-step approach. And one of those steps that is necessary is getting Tom Price confirmed as HHS secretary. Not only is Dr. Price extremely qualified, but with so many Americans struggling under Obamacare, with the current collapse of Obamacare, we need Dr. Price in place to help deliver relief and stability. It would be irresponsible for Senate Democrats to needlessly delay his confirmation.

“With this unified Republican government, we have a unique opportunity to deliver results for the American people. And in the days and weeks, we look forward to outlining more of our agenda.

“To that end, today I am inviting President Trump to address a joint session of Congress on February 28th. This will be an opportunity for the people and their representatives to hear directly from our new president about his vision and our shared agenda. This is an ambitious agenda, and rightly so.

“For too long, Washington has been too timid about addressing the big challenges facing our country. We want this to be a bold government. We want this to be a government of action. We want this to be a government of solutions.  And a government unified not just by party, but by a commitment to restore self-government and to get our country back on track. And so we look forward to welcoming the president to the Capitol next [month].”

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