Summary: Last night, Speaker Ryan appeared on Fox News’s Hannity to discuss the progress Congress is making during the Trump administration’s first 200 days.
Key Quote: “We have all of these things that we ran on that we said we would do—we’re now in the middle of doing those things.”
The First 200 Days
“The reason we’re doing regulatory reform right now is we have a certain window of time where we can go back into the Obama administration and cancel their regulations. It’s a law called the Congressional Review Act, and it has a shelf life of just a couple of months. And so we’ve been consuming February and March [with] regulatory reform, going back into the Obama administration and canceling their regulations. First, it’s regulatory reform, because we had this window of time to cancel bad Obama regulations, then we’re doing Obamacare. After we’re done with Obamacare, then we’re doing our budget. And our budget—the second budget, which will be tax reform. So we’re doing two budgets in one year, which has never been done before. This is faster than it’s ever been done before. You have to understand: There’s a legislative process, and we have all of these things that we ran on that we said we would do—we’re now in the middle of doing those things.”
“This will be the most productive presidency and Congress in our lifetimes.”
“The plan is to repeal and replace this law, like we said. We ran on a plan to repeal and replace it. Tom Price helped write that plan. He is now Donald Trump’s Secretary of HHS.”