To unite fractious Republicans, new Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP waiting to hear from Trump on ObamaCare Five takeaways from Trump's inauguration Hispanic Caucus members slam Trump after inaugural address MORE (R-Wis.) said Sunday the GOP needs to move beyond simply being an “opposition party” and become a “proposition party.”
“Overhauling the tax code, what does a replacement of Obamacare look like, how do you effectively attack the root causes of poverty, how do you get economic growth?”
But Ryan pushed back on suggestions this will mean passing ambitious bills in the House and “throwing the Senate under the bus.” The upper chamber is also controlled by Republicans but has a higher 60-vote threshold to get anything through.
“I was not asked to disunity the Republicans; I was asked to unify,” Ryan said. “So throwing Republicans under the bus is not part of my job description.”