Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says tax cuts passed last year will secure House Speaker Paul Ryan's legacy.
McConnell hailed Ryan on the Senate floor Wednesday after Ryan announced he will be retiring after finishing out his term.
McConnell says the economy is charting a new course to greater prosperity and opportunity thanks to the tax overhaul Ryan helped put into place.
McConnell says Ryan's leadership was also vital in securing a big boost in defense spending and in enabling new treatments for rare diseases.
McConnell describes Ryan as "a humble servant and a happy warrior" and says he's pleased Ryan will be serving out his term because "our work together is far from finished."
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