Paul Ryan Gives First News Conference as House Speaker

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During his first news conference as House Speaker today, Republican Paul Ryan said he's "not concerned about the presidential election," but is focused instead on how Congress conducts business and gave this example. "The highway bill is a good place to start. We're opening up the process, we're allowing members to participate in a way that the founders intended and we're advancing an issue that is a big priority to the hard working taxpayers of this country – fixing our roads and our bridges, improving our transportation infrastructure."

Ian Swanson is managing editor of The Hill, a news outlet that covers Congress.

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