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Ryan Plans To Push Medicare-Slashing 'Roadmap' On Incoming GOP Freshmen


In an interview with the National Review, Ryan said he'd attempt to win over new GOP members with the help of a freshly minted, fully updated version of the Roadmap. "What we need to do is quickly bring them up to speed," Ryan said, adding that "dozens" of House candidates have privately confided in him that they support the plan.

"Reinforcements are coming," he said.

If the GOP retakes the House, Ryan is poised to chair the Budget committee, where he'd have significant influence over federal spending levels.

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