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Friday, December 11, 2015

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Ryan Rundown: Ryan pushes stop-gap funding bill, faces holiday deadline

In this week's Ryan Rundown: Facing a Dec. 11 funding deadline, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan pushes a stop-gap measure that gives federal legislators more time to come to an agreement on the long-term funding bill.

Disagreements over policy riders dealing with a variety of issues, as well as resistance from some Republicans, complicate the process. With unity lacking among House conservatives over issues such as Planned Parenthood funding, Speaker Ryan may need to secure the votes of Democrats to pass an omnibus funding bill before the holiday break.

The funding deadline comes a week after Ryan delivered a speech outlining his vision for the House's 2016 legislative agenda. He said he aims to put forth legislation that is wholly counter to that offered by Democrats.

Ryan said the Republican strategy will not be dissuaded by a lack of presidential support. He said the plan will showcase the ideal Republican policy in 2017 and beyond.

The speaker denounced GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's calls for a ban on Muslim entry into the United States, saying the proposed move "is not conservatism ... not what this party stands for." Ryan did not say whether he would support Trump if he wins the party's nomination this spring.

And as details related to the Dec. 2 San Bernardino shooting emerged, Ryan redoubled his support of a move to overhaul the nation's mental health system, calling mental illness a common theme among mass shootings. He said President Barack Obama's proposal to create restrictions on gun purchases similar to the no-fly list used by airlines would violate citizens' rights.

News/features

- A House Divided, How a radical group of Republicans pushed Congress to the right
- Paul Ryan hands-off as House lurches toward shutdown
- Paul Ryan walks a tightrope as shutdown deadline nears
- Talks stall as shutdown deadline nears, Congress may have to pass a stopgap to avoid a shutdown at the end of the week
- Ryan doubts Congress can finish this week
- Patrick Murphy joins call for Paul Ryan to cut Syrian issue from spending bill
- Anti-abortion group pickets Speaker Paul Ryan's Janesville office
- Ryan, Pelosi in staredown over budget
- Ryan Throws Down Republican Gauntlet in Outlining House Agenda for '16
- Ryan wants 'complete alternative,' not just anti-Obama stance
- Speaker Ryan calls for 'bold, pro-growth agenda'
- Paul Ryan's vision for a 'confident America'
- Paul Ryan Pitches 'Confidence' to a Timid GOP
- Ryan Calls on GOP to Offer Detailed Election-Year Policy Plans
- Ryan vows to restore Americans' 'confidence,' promises conservative agenda
- Nancy Pelosi Drives Hard Bargain With Paul Ryan on Spending, Taxes, The House Democratic leader fights Republican policy riders and pushes for low-income credits in talks with speaker
- Paul Ryan Brings Sharply Different Leadership Style to House
- Republicans say no to new gun control legislation after San Bernardino
- Paul Ryan pushes mental health bill after San Bernardino shooting
- Paul Ryan: The Common Theme In Mass Shootings Is"Mental Health"
- 'Defend and distract': Paul Ryan blasts Obama's speech
- Paul Ryan: Barring gun purchases by those on no-fly lists"a distraction" from terror fight
- Paul Ryan joins chorus opposing Trump's Muslim ban
- Ryan's succinct, near-perfect response to Trump's call to ban Muslims entering U.S.
- Wisconsin Republicans step back from Donald Trump's Muslim comments
- Rep. Paul Ryan: Short-Term Spending Bill Needed to Avoid Shutdown
- A strong statement from the most powerful elected Republican: Ryan
- GOP Leaders Denounce Trump's Plan as Anti-American: Priebus, Ryan, Cheney, Rubio, Christie, Kasich, Coulter, Ingraham, NH GOP Chair Horn, SC GOP Chair Moore comment
- Paul Ryan on Donald Trump: 'This Is Not Conservatism'
- Ryan Condemns Trump Plan to Ban Muslims, The new House speaker says the candidate's proposal is 'not what our country stands for.'
- A Frontrunner Republicans Will Denounce but Not Reject, Speaker Paul Ryan accused Donald Trump of proposing a Muslim ban that would violate the Constitution. But he'll still support him if he's the GOP nominee.
- Priebus, Ryan and McConnell rip Trump anti-Muslim proposal
- Speaker Paul Ryan blasts Trump's Muslim ban: 'This is not conservatism'
- Paul Ryan Condemns Trump's Plan To Ban All Muslims From U.S.
- Paul Ryan jumps into GOP's Trump-shaming game
- Black Caucus Chairman [Butterfield] Seeks Partnership With Paul Ryan
- A Congress That Doesn't Want to Weigh In on War

Opinion/analysis

- PolitiFact: Paul Ryan says U.S. taxes on small businesses is 44.6 percent, versus 15 percent in Canada
- Phil Rosenthal: Paul Ryan has a beard. Will he ever win another election?
- MJS editorial: Where Speaker of the House Paul Ryan falls short
- Robert Reich: Paul Ryan's Seven Terrible Ideas
- Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach: Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage
- E.J. Dionne Jr.: Paul Ryan doesn't 'trump' Trump anger
- Richard Moore: Ryan says GOP must and will offer voters a clear choice, Speaker urges aggressive push against Obama's policies
- Tom Toles: New Speaker Paul Ryan has boldly unveiled a sweeping vision of a whole lot of nothing
- Tim Skubick: Paul Ryan might entice Rep. Kildee to stay out of governor's race
- Jason Easley: Paul Ryan Is Flopping As Speaker As Republicans Fall Apart Ahead Of Shutdown Deadline
- David D. Haynes: A hairy moment for conservatives: Ryan, Johnson eschew shearing
- Katie Pavlich: Paul Ryan Corners Obama on Failing ISIS Strategy
- John Nichols: How Paul Ryan Aids and Abets Donald Trump, So what if Ryan disagrees with Trump on some issues?

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