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speaker paul ryan talk to reporters about the gop agenda following a failure to pass a bill repealing the affordable care act. this is 10 minutes. mr. ryan: remember when you guys had polaroid's, you had to twist it? all right. that's what i call it. good morning. we just had a very, very good meeting with our members. as i said on friday, we all have to reflect on what we could have done better. and this discussion was an honest and very constructive step forward. we are united around a common set of principles. we are united around our agenda. and we all want to advance the cause of freedom and limited government. we all want to make it easier for families to pay the bills and take care of their loved
ones. we all want a system in health care where everybody can have access to affordable coverage. we have more choice in competition. we don't want a government-run health care system. we all agree on these things. so we're not going to retrench into our corners. or put up dividing lines. today we broke down many of those dividing lines within our conference. there's too much at stake to get bogged down in all of that. we're going to move forward on the things the american people sent us here to do. today the house is going to act on another congressional review act measure to reverse bad regulations. so far congress has sent 10 of these measures to the president's desk. in the 20 years before this congress did one of these. we're also committed to securing our border, rebuilding our military and fixing our infrastructure. and we want this to be the last tax season americans have to put up with this broken tax code. since i became speaker, i have talked about the need to go from being an opposition party to being a proposition party and a governing party.
it may take a little bit more time, but we're certainly listening and we're going to get there. the way i would just describe the meeting we just had with our members is, we are going to work together and listen together until we get this right. it is just too important. obamacare is a collapsing law. obamacare is doing too much damage to families. and so we're going to get this right. and in the meantime, we're going to do all of our other work that we came here to do. mr. mccarthy: i want to convey exactly what the speaker just said. we had a very good conference. a conference that from a microcosm, people on all sides. and the discussion was exactly what the american people are talking about. we promised that we would repeal and replace obamacare. that's exactly what we're going to do. friday, timeline wasn't there. the votes were not there yet.
it doesn't mean that we're not going to get there. that's what this conference was about. and what we're actually working towards. in the meantime, we will go back onto the floor as the speaker talked about from our regulatory reform. as you watched, prior to this congress, only one has ever been signed into law. well come we will take the fcc privacy regulation up. that will be the 15th one that has passed the house. the president signed four others into law yesterday. again, surpassing the total. this is the part of the plan of putting america back to work. bringing commonsense regulation back and continuing on our path to repeal and replace obamacare. coming out of that conference, i have more confidence that we will get it done. mr. scalise: after this morning, the resolve of our conference to repeal obamacare and replace it has never been stronger. i think it was really positive. the openness that members have, to work to get the yeses that weren't there. it's important again to point out that the vast majority of our conference was already there in support of the bill that we want to put on president trump's desk. to my democratic colleagues who
were celebrating friday's action, i think their celebration is premature. i think we're closer today to repealing obamacare than we've ever been before. surely even closer than we were friday. so we're going to keep working. this issue hasn't gone away. obamacare continues to fail the american people. you're going to continue to see double-digit increases in premiums, because obamacare doesn't work. so the fact that our conference is more resolved than ever to repeal this law is very encouraging. and we're not going to stop until we get it done. mrs. mcmorris rodgers: coming out of the conference i remain very optimistic about our agenda. from the beginning we've known that it is a very aggressive agenda that we have. and we remain committed to a better health care future to every person in this country. we also want to get to tax reform. keeping america safe. rolling back the regulations. we're working on that again this week. putting people back at the center of this government. we are committed, fully committed, to rethinking this government.
from top to bottom. because if there's one thing that last week taught us is that we are united around shared goals. now, how we go about implementing our vision is sometimes where we differ. but i am confident, i'm confident in our ability to come together, unify around shared goals, and improve everybody's lives in this country. more freedom, more opportunity for everyone in this country. mr. ryan: does anyone have any questions? [applause] -- mr. ryan: does anyone have any questions? [laughter] mr. ryan kasey. : reporter: a few questions if i may. one -- mr. ryan: two? reporter: did devin nunes recuse himself from the russia investigation? and do you know his source of the investigation? mr. ryan: no and no. reporter: can you talk about exactly what you mean by -- [inaudible] -- on the affordable care act now.
obviously -- [inaudible] mr. ryan: probably before then. i won't tell you the timeline. because we want to get it right. we have an aggressive agenda and we've been moving quickly on this aggressive agenda. but we want to make sure we get it right. we had a very constructive meeting with our members. some of those who were in the no camp expressed a willingness to work on getting to yes and to making this work. we want to get it right. we're going to keep talking to each other until we get it right. i'm not going to put a timeline on it because this is too important to not get right. and to put an artificial timeline on it. you're right. the insurers have -- that's why i'm so worried about this issue. this law is collapsing. you're going to see -- if obamacare just stays as is, that's not acceptable for the american people. that's not what we said we would do. so we're going to go figure out how we get this done. i think what's confusing to everybody is, we have to use these senate rules. we call them reconciliation. you know what that is.
that means you can't pass the bill you really want to pass in the house. because it gets filibustered in the senate. you have to pass a bill in the house that can get through and prevent a filibuster. it is that frustration that our members are grappling with right now. the lady behind you. sorry. who are you with? reporter: [inaudible] -- a lot of outside groups are calling on republicans to use upcoming c.r.'s -- >> mr. ryan: we think reconciliation is a tool. reconciliation is the way to go. go ahead. i'll give you one more. reporter: any time the freedom caucus members are willing to compromise? mr. ryan: that's what i was saying. we have our members -- i don't want us to become a factionalized majority. i want us to become a unified majority. that means we're going to sit down and talk things out until we get there. that's exactly what we're doing. we saw good overtures from those members, from different parts of our conference, to get there. because we all share these goals. we're just going to have to figure out how to get it done. thank you.
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