Speaker Ryan Praises Loudermilk, Provides Path To Work With Trump

LoudermilkRyan1Yesterday while on a trip to Washington I was able to attend a meeting with Paul Ryan, my Congressman Barry Loudermilk, and a group of Loudermilk’s supporters.

Speaker Ryan praised Loudermilk as a “do-er”, and noted that he was one of the top freshmen in this Congressional Class, by passing three bills. Loudermilk noted that the success was largely due to a return to “regular order”, where even members of the Freedom Caucus can work within the committee system to produce and pass legislation with a bottom-up approach.

Ryan remarked on the agenda that he expects to frame going forward, noting that there needs to be a Congressional check on Executive branch regulation. He noted that more than half of the states have a process where legislation that created regulation authority requires those regulations to be returned to the legislature for approval before implementation. He sees this as a path to regain control from unelected regulators in various agencies who now create their own laws with little check or oversight.

As for his working relationship with prospective nominee Donald Trump, the Speaker noted that he wants the GOP to have tangible, specific agenda items to demonstrate conservative governance, and he would be hoping to frame a campaign that is based on specifics and issues rooted in conservatism.

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Benevolus
Benevolus

This is pretty funny:
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/05/trump-and-ryan-will-stay-together-for-the-party.html

Excerpt:
“On Wednesday, Team Trump announced that two supply-side quacks in good standing were revising the nominee’s tax plan so that it would explode the deficit in a more responsible, mainstream manner.”

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

I want to believe this column so bad. Trump is not going off the cliff, is open to modification by smart conservative experts and that Ryan and Trump can come to a clear agenda.

ljrflyusmc
ljrflyusmc

Speaker Ryan’s comments sound like more “Give us the House then the Senate then we can do something. ” They always have an excuse not to fight. Now would have been a great time to show us their governance agenda and make it stick, but they gave their leverage away when they voted for the 12/18/15 omni-bus bill. As a reminder both Congressman Loudermilk and Graves (my congressman) voted for it. I’m sure this summer they will have many show votes of how the would govern if they had the presidency as well. I’m not a Trump fan, but Trump… Read more »

Jon Richards
Jon Richards

Let’s talk about that omnibus bill for a minute — the one that people complain about because it “fully funded planned parenthood,” even though there was no Planned Parenthood funding in it. If not Planned Parenthood, there was some horrible thing in it that you don’t like. Why should a principled conservative vote for it? When the Omnibus came to the House from the Senate, it contained a measure inserted by Alabama’s Senator Shelby that would have taken away Georgia’s water rights from Lake Lanier. It would have ended the water wars in a way that would have been very… Read more »

ljrflyusmc
ljrflyusmc

I understand about compromise. A man unwilling to compromise is a man destined to live a lonely life. We’ve been compromising for 7 years and received very little but paid a heavy price. Maybe our side is just poor compromisers or not willing to… Or maybe they don’t stand for what they tell us. Graves has refused to debate his opponents. I know he has much to lose and very little to gain, but if he really believes in his voting record he should have no problem standing up and defending it and letting the people decide. Instead he’d rather… Read more »

LTWill
LTWill

I’m no conservative but I get why people like ljrflyusmc are frustrated with the Republican establishment. 6 years of complete government control from 2000-2006 led to political disaster. Now, after taking back full control of Congress, the establishment has done nothing to set an agenda or pass meaningful legislation. Just more excuses about Obama bullying them. Newt Gingrich isn’t my kind of political leader but I do acknowledge that he moved the original Clinton administration to the right. He made a bunch of mistakes but at least people on his side knew he was doing something.

ljrflyusmc
ljrflyusmc

Bingo!

John Konop
John Konop

Very good post, I agree!

Jon Richards
Jon Richards

I don’t really think you can say the GOP has done nothing. We’ve lowered discretionary spending beyond what was hoped for in 2011. We’ve fought back against Obama’s executive overreach, including the court’s Obamacare decision today, and the pending Supreme Court decision on executive amnesty. We’ve eliminated some of the provisions of Obamacare. And we’ve largely prevented anything on the president’s legislative agenda from advancing. In Clnton, you had a somewhat willing partner who wanted to do something to advance his legacy. The parties were a lot less polarized than they are now, which made deal making easier. And the… Read more »

Baker
Baker

“Against the Dangerous Myth that the GOP Has ‘Given Obama Everything He Wanted’”

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/435078/republicans-didnt-cave-obama?target=author&tid=23105

Baker
Baker

Could they have done more? Sure. Have they done a lot? Yes, absolutely. As Jon rightly pointed out. Sadly, all that seems to count for nothing.

Baker
Baker

I would add a dig while I’m at it. Part of the reason they haven’t been able to do more is because of the rump/Trump wing of the party, the part of the GOP that thinks Westmoreland is a RINO squish, has refused to approve things that weren’t “pure” or whatever. So now you have the so-called purists who refused to compromise, getting in bed with the biggest compromiser ever (if you can even call Trump’s rudderless stream-of-consciousness policy positions compromising). It stinks. It stinks real bad.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I’ve been trying to figure out how to say this without being snarky, but that picture up there is the essence of the GOP demographic problem.

Teri
Teri

Maybe a lady or a person of color brought in the pastries?

blakeage80
blakeage80

I just wondered if the photographer cracked a joke about Charlie’s mom right before he snapped it. It’s a hard look he’s got there.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

What do you have against southern guys, no tie ?

Will Durant
Will Durant

To paraphrase The Eiger it appears someone has found some mayonaise. If you also identify it as shinola does it help the taste as well?

The Eiger
The Eiger

I’ve actually come up with a better analogy when it comes to supporting Trump.

Voting for Trump is like putting a double helping of sriracha hot sauce on your sandwich. At first it sounds really good because it’s new, bold and different from plain old mayonnaise. But what you are left with is a half eaten sandwich, a mouth that is on fire and a rectum that will be raw and burning the next day. Mayo may be plain, but most of the time it can get the job done with out all of the aftereffects.

Baker
Baker

Barry & Paul look like they’re about to draw six-shooters on each other.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I remain curious about the proposed idea that law can delegate responsibility to regulate to the executive branch, but require additional legislative approval before implementation. It may work in states, but so does the line-item veto. If anyone does any research on Constitutional law regarding the non-delegation doctrine, it would be interesting to read.