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House Speaker Paul Ryan: ‘Welcome to the Dawn of a New Unified Republican Government’

"Better days lie ahead for our country"

(WASHINGTON) — Speaker Paul Ryan promises that President-elect Donald Trump and a unified Republican Congress will mean that “a better way, better days lie ahead for our country.”

“Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government,” Ryan said.

He’s promising to work “hand in glove” with the incoming administration, saying that he’s talking frequently with Trump and top officials and is still formulating strategies to get the Trump administration off to a quick start on Capitol Hill. Ryan declined to reveal what the agenda of the ongoing lame-duck session will be.

But Ryan did promise “we’re going to fix these problems,” ranging from the deficit to defense.

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