Nov. 3, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today praised House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for refusing to rule out policy riders on the upcoming omnibus appropriations bill when he said at a news conference today, “We fully expect we’re going to exercise that power”:
“Paul Ryan’s initial comments related to using the power of the purse to help rein in President Obama’s outrageous agenda is an encouraging start to his Speakership. This is particularly significant given that it was a direct response to Harry Reid’s demand that Congress roll over and play dead on omnibus spending bill policy riders. It sounds like there’s a new sheriff in town. Hopefully, Ryan will help clean up the big government swamp in Washington, D.C.”
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