Speaker Ryan Touts Tax Reform Progress, Says GOP Will Seek Short Term Spending Extension

From left, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., meet with reporters after House Republicans held a closed-door strategy session as the deadline looms to pass a spending bill to fund the government by week’s end, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

December 5, 2017
OAN Newsroom

House Speaker Paul Ryan continues to celebrate the progress of Republican tax reform as the legislation reaches conference.

During a press conference Tuesday, Ryan praised the bill passed by the Senate early Saturday morning.

On Monday, the lower chamber voted to send the bill to committee, which will reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions.

Most analysts say the final version will most likely resemble the Senate’s, and have cited a 75 percent chance the bill will be signed by the president this year.

The House speaker outlined the bill’s legislative process and critiqued the current tax code.

“This tax code is pushing American businesses and American jobs overseas,” said Speaker Ryan. “It’s time we stop doing that…this is monumental reform and we’re doing it the right way.”

Ryan also discussed the looming government shutdown, saying Republicans will seek a short term extension to keep the government up and running.

The two week extension would give Democrats and Republicans time to negotiate spending issues.

On Thursday, leaders from both parties will meet with President Trump at the White House.

  • Sui-Juris

    Perhaps rereading his opinion as fact it will come to you… maybe it’ll take several readings for you. Let’s see!

  • Sui-Juris

    There are constitutionalist and then there is the constitutional social conservative.

    A constitutionalist, like myself, wants all laws enacted to fall with in the frame work of the original document and all of its amendments with as full a bipartisan Congressional vote as humanly possible so the greatest number of (living) voting citizens are represented.

    Sadly, many a constitutional conservative wants 21st century problems answered to and their laws imposed according to a social conservative interpretation of what they say the founders would have wanted back in 1776 and today’s voting citizen can go f’ themselves. No discussion allowed among those who actually live in this time and place ..or the name calling begins to belittle and shut down all voices not screaming “NOOOOO!!! RIIINO!!! STATIST!!!” at every thing. You know, people like you who really can’t formulate a reasoned discussion even on the federal budget because you believe your evil “government” is somehow reduced in its reach and capacity during these “shutdowns” and taxpayer money is saved by doing no so. 🤦‍♂️

  • I. Forgot 2

    Poor poor troll is triggered again. Your whines are really sweet and your lies show you for the fool you are.

  • I. Forgot 2

    Sorry troll but you are not making any sense with your blather. Beat it.

  • Sui-Juris

    No, it does not sound like Pelosi telling us we need Obamacare. You have a overly simplistic view of how ‘government’ operates. Here is your irony. Only idiots think shutting down the federal government for a few days saves the taxpayer money.

  • C B

    The Young Lad Ryan was not used to a Man like Trump stepping in , taking charge and being a Man . This is the problem we are seeing with the Young Men coming up . They were never taught how to be leaders unless they were lucky enough to have been raised by a Man that is one . The fact that Ryan fell in with conservatives tells us that he inherited some good traits . Now , he needs to follow his Leader and put those traits in perspective , rather than to be cowardly politically correct .

  • brandehhh

    Stop spending!!!!!!

  • I. Forgot 2

    Beat it troll. You couldn’t make it under your other two accounts and this one won’t make it either.

  • BLKJR

    This time POTUS threaten to shut down the POl’s salary and bene’s FIRST! obama always threatened to shut down SS and medicare FIRST!

    • kaiju

      That SOB used the shutdown as an excuse to block WWII veterans from the memorial in DC. He should have been impeached that day. Obama was and is a Muslim Terrorist. There is not one thing he did intentionally that was good for this country. He should have been hanged for treason.

  • Serge

    Banks and Soros won’t be happy, if our government will stop borrowing. Never happens under weasel Ryan.

  • CWF

    They are calling it tax reform, but there will be very little tax relief in the bill. Two week extension will be given to keep the government running. What a joke!
    Never a word about spending cuts.

  • Sui-Juris

    We need to have the extension to deal with the democrat threat to shut down government. Way to follow the news, troll.

    • escaped to Alaska

      It didn’t matter when the Republicans shut it down. Now we have a Republican House, Republican Senate, and a Republican POTUS so let’s reduce revenue, increase the spending, and magically it will all fix the economy. Here’s your cup.

      • Sui-Juris

        Love your assertions as facts. You economic illiterates have it all worked out, and yet you can’t seem to actually carry a job greater than day laborer. Oh wait, I know, you’re a brain surgeon. My bad. LOL

  • Sam Jacinto

    This “tax reform” is another example of what you get when you vote against your own interests and believe Trump’s lies.

    • Cheryl the Deplorable

      President Trump isn’t up for re-election for 3 years by then the People can make their own decisions on the Tax bill

      • Sam Jacinto

        They will certainly have suffered the damage by then.

        • Cheryl the Deplorable

          you didn’t care about all those that had to pay Obama’s Penalty for not being able to afford ObamaCare, you didn’t care about all those that could barely pay the premiums yet paid for all their visits out of pocket because the deductibles where so high.
          They are the ones that will vote for Trump over and over.

          • Sam Jacinto

            Nothing about health care will improve under the Trump/Republiecon plan. If you think it’s bad now, just wait for full trumpcare

        • Cheryl the Deplorable

          I hope they pay you well because you’re wasting your time here. Not one of us will ever turn Commie.

          • I. Forgot 2

            Keep slapping the troll Cheryl!!!

          • Sam Jacinto

            Who wants you to be a commie? For a start, being a patriotic American outraged by a foreign attack would be a good start.

        • I. Forgot 2

          What damage troll?

          • Sam Jacinto

            Unfortunately, you will never recognize it through your blinders.

          • I. Forgot 2

            You trolls are the blind ones princess. Fact.

          • Sam Jacinto

            You trumpists have a problem distinguishing fact from delusion.

          • I. Forgot 2

            Yes you libtards have a severe problem distinguishing fact from delusion. It’s nowhere in you idiots.

          • Sam Jacinto

            Here’s a simple test. Name one of Trump’s lies.

          • I. Forgot 2

            There are none princess. You failed already. LOLOL!!!

          • Sam Jacinto

            That just proves that your opinion is worthless and that you are deluded.

          • I. Forgot 2

            Yes your opinion is worthless princess and you are delusional. WTF do you think I have been saying all along?? You libtards are a dumb lot! You still failed to answer the first question I asked because you cant. You lost troll.

          • Sam Jacinto

            You either never needed or didn’t use your bicycle helmet.

          • I. Forgot 2

            Your mother left you too long in the microwave to dry princess.

          • Tony

            Hey idiot you still here?

    • I. Forgot 2

      What lies troll?

      • Sam Jacinto

        What’s deplorable is that you can recognize none of his daily lies.

        • I. Forgot 2

          So you cant point out any lie. Why did I already know that fact?

    • Tony

      Watch Sam the whiner, he is real slippery.

  • A marcus Young

    Hey RINO Ryan. We have not forgot your disloyalty during the campaign. You are getting ready to get fired.

  • Javanne

    This will be much tougher than most people, including Trump think. Even the slightest change to the Senate bill will cause one of the borderline senators to think about voting ‘no.’

  • Just A Guy

    I’d like to find a short term solution to beating this widow peak wearing azzhole’s azz. And then I’d like to enjoy a cold beer. Just saying. 😉

    • A marcus Young

      Who? Who are you threatening with violence?

      • Just A Guy

        You…if you don’t keep your liberal trolling mouth shut.

        • A marcus Young

          Oh go brush your tooth and go to bed Jethro

  • Charles Slavis

    Ok………maybe not that …so much……

  • Charles Slavis

    Picking Pot……..

    • A marcus Young

      Marijuana is dead end street.

  • Charles Slavis

    There will be American jobs available……for Americans…..

    • escaped to Alaska

      When? So me one item in this tax bill that says the corporate savings need to be spent in the USA?

  • Charles Slavis

    And guess what?

  • Charles Slavis

    No more free lemming aid……….

  • Charles Slavis

    God!!!…… They will all have to go out and work for a living……….

  • Charles Slavis

    Nobody will ever be stupid enough to vote for no jobs and forced health care payments again…..

  • Charles Slavis

    For the Democrats……….

  • Charles Slavis

    Tax reform will be Armageddon ……….

    • A marcus Young

      Only for the Party of Slavery.

      • Sam Jacinto

        Slavery was supported by southern conservatives. All southern conservatives are now Republiecons. Lincoln twirls in his grave.

    • Cheryl the Deplorable

      You sound just like that crazy lady… Pelosi

  • davej

    NO EXTENSIONS, SHUT IT DOWN UNTIL YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR IT!!!

    • A marcus Young

      you cannot make money if people are not working. We have proven that shutting the government down costs more money than if it had not. We need to shut the Democrat Party down and get rid of the illegal immigrants they paid to import. Hold them accountable to pay it back.

  • Sandman1002

    Ryan needs a heart attack like the rest of Congress

  • Joensanford

    Tax Feform????

    • Living_The_Dream

      That was the first thing that caught my eye.

  • Sui-Juris

    Democrats want to up spending so they can blame the GOP and Trump for any and all increases in debt. Schummy and Piglosi have a entirely partisan anti-Trump agenda. They don’t mind increasing the pressures on the average Joe to carry the tax burden of their petty politics.

    • Sam Jacinto

      It’s the Republiecon tax cut that will increase the debt by $1.5 trillion or more. You are the schmuck who voted for them.

      • Cheryl the Deplorable

        over 10 years providing the economy stays stagnant. It will never stay the same it’s going to explode.
        “If Trump wins, the Markets will crash and the sky will fall”

      • Sui-Juris

        Ya schmuck. The world ends with the Democrats must have input or else GOP tax bill. Go back to Salon with your idiocy.

  • CASSY IS SASSY

    I just don’t trust Paul Ryan……Never have….he resembles a SNEAKY SNAKE.

    • kaiju

      Headline should be “Paul RINO takes credit for Trump forcing the establishment to pass Tax Reform”.

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        Exactly…..He is such a LOW-LIFE!