Paul Ryan was in no hurry to talk about Tuesday night’s Democratic victories. Instead, he was up on Wednesday morning with some bragging about his very efficient and effective House.
In the House, we’ve passed almost 400 bills in the first 10 months of the Trump admin. That’s more than under Clinton, Bush, or Obama.
Of course, those bills consist of hundreds of new Post Office names, a couple of DOA healthcare bills, and multiple demands to lock up Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, James Comey, Robert Mueller, and every host of a late-night TV show. Ryan’s faux productivity is a far cry from his claimed goals when he took the spot.
Paul Ryan vowed an end to the much-despised top-down approach of his predecessor when he took the speaker’s gavel in 2015, promising a House that’s “more open, more inclusive, more deliberative, more participatory.”
“We’re not going to bottle up the process so much and predetermine the outcome of everything around here,” he said in his first news conference as speaker.
But it’s not as if Paul Ryan is getting nothing done …
Ryan has yet to allow a single piece of legislation to be governed by an open rule, which allows members to propose changes on the floor.
Or maybe it is.
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