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Paul Ryan: GOP Will Get More Next Next Year

 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 20 Dec 2015 12:55 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan has been the brunt of criticism from conservatives who say he gave away the store in the recent budget deal, but Ryan says he was victim of the current rules and things will be different in 2016.

"Let me first say, this is divided government,and in divided government, you don't get everything you want," Ryan said in an interview broadcast Sunday on "Meet the Press," "So we fought for as much as we could get, we advanced our priorities and principles, not every single one of them but many of them and then we're going to pick up next year and pick up where we left off and keep going for more."

Ryan said he understands the criticism, but added that people know he is a solid conservative. He inherited the current process from former Speaker John Boehner, who resigned in October amid harsh criticism from the right.

"[What] I would say is this is the process I inherited. I fully owned that," Ryan said. "But it's also a process that will help us get to what we call 'regular order' next year where we don't wind up with the same kind of situation next year. That is my hope, and that is my goal."

That said, Ryan, who famously said he didn't even want the speaker's job, made an admission.

"I am enjoying it more than I thought I would," he said.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has been the brunt of criticism from conservatives who say he gave away the store in the recent budget deal, but Ryan says he was victim of the current rules and things will be different in 2016. Let me first say, this is divided government,and in...
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