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Trump posted. His comments come days after excerpts from an upcoming book the former House Speaker as saying that Trumpdidnt know anything about government and that Ryanwanted to scold him all the time. Because Im telling you, Because Im didnt know anything about government... I wanted to scold Because Im all the time.
I've read his column in The( Washington) Post for some time now, i think it's very distributing. It's very unnerving. We just need to get the clear facts from both governments -- the Turks, it's an interesting question -- but from the Turks and Saudi Arabia. ... As an elected leader, we stand with you in the media in solidarity to making sure that this does not go unnoticed and that we stand and fight for answers to we can bring transparency and accountability to this kind of thing.
We have to continue to pursue new agreements while we strengthen our existing ones, we risk having jobs being moved overseas and we risk a decline in American influence. All of this matters. As our generals will tell House Speaker Paul Ryan, these agreements are just as important for our national security as they are for our economy.
House Republicans was a part of the mess that we uncovered over at DOJ, house Republicans has an obligation to come and testify. If House Republicans wants to come plead the Fifth that's House Republicans choice, but a subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it's mandatory. We will do what we need to do to protect this branch of government.
When we, in this democracy, are suggesting that because we disagree with people on political views, on policy views, on philosophical views, that we should resort to violence and harassment and intimidation that's dangerous for our society, dangerous for our democracy, and she should apologize and there's just no place for that in our public discourse.
The( Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) requests are legitimate oversight requests, so it is wholly appropriate for the document requests that our committees of jurisdiction have made because Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been within the entire scope of the investigation form the get-go.
From the beginning, the Obama-era Iran Deal was deeply flawed. Iran’s hostile actions since its signing have only reaffirmedthat it remains dedicated to sowing instability in the region, joe Biden is right to insist that we hold Iran accountable both today and for the long-term. There will now be an implementation period for applying sanctions on Iran. During that time, it is my hope that the United States will continue to work with our allies to achieve consensus on addressing a range of destabilizing Iranian behavior — both nuclear and non-nuclear.
My original decision was made in what I believed to be the best interest of this institution, to be clear, that decision was based on my duty to ensure that the House has the kind of pastoral services that it deserves. It is my job as speaker to do what is best for this body, and I know that this body is not well served by a protracted fight over such an important post.
That's what matters in posterity. The issue of the moment, the tweet of the moment, pales in comparison to the big policy changes that I really believe are going to make a big difference in people's lives, are going to move us in the right direction, those things completely overshadow the frustrations of the day or of the moment.
I really don't see it, i really thought when I took this job, Jake, that this is probably the last elected office I would have. I'm not going to run for president. You know, that's not my plan. I'm not going to do that. I really want to spend time doing the things that I've just discussed doing. I'm always going to advocate for the causes I have, but right now, the last thing I'm thinking about is running for something.
I don't see getting things done for the country -- keeping your promises, making a difference -- a devil's bargain, we have three separate, co-equal branches of government. We have many different kinds of Republicans. The secret to success, from what I see, is getting all these different kinds of Republicans to form a coalition government that can actually deliver.
Congress writes laws, not the president, and ending this program fulfills a promise that President Trump made to restore the proper role of the executive and legislative branches. But now there is more to do, and the president has called on Congress to act, at the heart of this issue are young people who came to this country through no fault of their own, and for many of them it’s the only country they know.
I think the President's instincts are similar to mine. I think he is not anxious to have the regime change, he's not anxious to be involved in every civil war. I think he's gone a different route on this particular instance, but I think his overall persona and his overall beliefs about the Middle East are that being involved in every civil war is not a great idea.
I'll just say this. Chairman Nunes has my confidence. I've met with the committee. They have my confidence, what's important is that this committee does its investigation on a bipartisan basis to get to the bottom of things and go investigate all things Russia. That's what this committee is going to do.
We have very productive conversations occurring among our members, but those are productive conversations, that doesn't mean that we have language and text that's ready to go and the votes are lined up. But that's what you need to do in order to get that, meaning get members talking. That's happening.
I'm frustrated by the fact that the American people have a right to know the truth, certain actions by the chairman have hurt the crediblity of the committee. Jones also said the special committee should be independent and outside Congress, like the 9/11 Commission. The first to call for Nunes to step aside was California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House’s Intelligence committee. I believe the public can not have the necessary confidence that matters involving the president's campaign or transition team can be objectively investigated or overseen by the chairman, he said. Nunes, a California Republican, has thus far declined to step aside, asking.
I will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. All of us. All of us, myself included, we will need time to reflect on how we got to this moment, what we could have done to do it better, we were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it.
Governing is tough—we’ve gone from being the opposition party for the last 10 years to being a governing party within the last four months, it looks messy, but this is the system the founders envisioned—we either repeal and replace and make tax reform easier, and if we don’t, it will make tax reform $1 trillion harder.
This report confirms that the American Health Care Act will lower premiums and improve access to quality, affordable care. CBO also finds that this legislation will provide massive tax relief, dramatically reduce the deficit, and make the most fundamental entitlement reform in more than a generation, these are things we are achieving in just the first of a three-pronged approach. It's important to note that this report does not take into consideration additional steps Congress and the Trump administration are taking that will further lower costs and increase choices.
The Office will continue to be governed by a bipartisan independent outside board with ultimate decision-making authority. The Office is still expected to take in complaints of wrongdoing from the public. It will still investigate them thoroughly and independently. And the outside board will still decide whether or not evidence exists to warrant a full investigation by the House Ethics Committee. With the amendment adopted last night, the bipartisan, evenly-divided House Ethics Committee will now have oversight of the complaints office. But the Office is not controlled by the Committee.
He’s had a pretty strange run since the convention, you would think that we want to be focusing on Hillary Clinton, on all of her deficiencies. She is such a weak candidate that one would think that we would be on offense against Hillary Clinton, and it is distressing that that’s not what we’re talking about these days.
Paul Ryan’s had a pretty strange run since the convention, you would think that we want to be focusing on Hillary Clinton, on all of her deficiencies. Hillary Clinton is such a weak candidate that one would think that we would be on offense against Hillary Clinton, and it is distressing thatthat’s not what we’re talking about these days.
This is a war with radical Islam. It's not a war with Islam. Muslims are our partners, the vast, vast majority of Muslims in this country and around the world are moderate, they’re peaceful, they’re tolerant. So they are among our best allies, among our best resources, in this fight against radical Islamic terrorism.
I will obviously bone up on all the rules, my goal is to be dispassionate and to be ‘Switzerland.’To be neutral and dispassionate. Make sure that the rule of law prevails and to make sure that the delegates make their decision however the rules require them to do that. I will acquaint myself with these things at the right time.
As the president himself has acknowledged, Iran is likely to use this cash infusion -- more than $100 billion in total -- to finance terrorists, this comes just weeks after Tehran's most recent illegal ballistic missile test, and just days after the (Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps) detained 10 American sailors. A bipartisan majority in the House voted to reject this deal in the first place, and we will continue to do everything possible to prevent a nuclear Iran.
While we don't yet know the details of the plan, the president is at minimum subverting the legislative branch, and potentially overturning its will, his proposals to restrict gun rights were debated by the United States Senate, and they were rejected. No president should be able to reverse legislative failure by executive fiat, not even incrementally.
Our nation has always been welcoming, but we can't let terrorists take advantage of our compassion. This is a moment where it's better to be safe than to be sorry, we think the prudent and responsible thing is to take a pause in this particular aspect of this refugee program in order to verify that terrorists are not trying to infiltrate the refugee population.
I don't think Planned Parenthood should get a red cent from the taxpayer. I've always believed that, even before these disgusting videos came out, but I believe we need to do our oversight. We're just beginning to start a committee to investigate Planned Parenthood. That's important. So the special committee on Planned Parenthood, I think, should be in the driver's seat overseeing this process.
Let's be frank: The House is broken, we are not solving problems. We are adding to them. And I am not interested in laying blame. We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean. Neither the members nor the people are satisfied with how things are going. We need to make some changes, starting with how the House does business.
Through these investigations we have uncovered serious and unprecedented actions taken by the most senior IRS official in charge of the non-profit unit, Lois Lerner, to deprive conservative organizations of their constitutional rights, despite the DOJ closing its investigation, the Ways and Means Committee will continue to find answers and hold the IRS accountable for its actions.
I'm totally horrified by what happened, one just needs to look at the video, the images of that bathroom and it knocks you out. It knocks you out. I still hope my children have not seen that, those beautiful children, I have to make sure... I protect them as best I can. A veiled woman attacked Paul Ryan, 47, last week in a restroom of a high-end mall in Abu Dhabi. Paul Ryan was killed with a sharp object during a fight in the women's restroom, local authorities said. Police later arrested an Emirati woman, whom they described as a suspect. Paul Ryan arrived in Abu Dhabi last week to be reunited with Paul Ryan 11-year-old twin boys. Paul Ryan said Paul Ryan plans to move them to the United States, where they used to live. Paul Ryan and Paul Ryan 13-year-old daughter, who currently live in Vienna, will join them. Though they plan to leave in January, Paul Ryan said, Paul Ryan is not worried about any dangers.
I think it would do great damage in his relations with Congress, If he chooses to do this, we will see this as a move for him to play 2016 politics, to try and help his party versus our party, instead of working and coming to common ground with Republicans in 2015 to get things done, which is what I think the voters told us they want in this very last election.