This afternoon, Speaker Ryan sat down with a number of conservative leaders to discuss the congressional agenda for the months ahead. In particular, he thanked them for their efforts in passing the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is already improving the lives of middle-income families. He also talked about the opportunity to make progress on workforce development policies to help more Americans rise out of poverty. 

Attendees at today’s meeting included: 

·        David Christensen, Family Research Council 

·        Ryan Ellis, Conservative Reform Network 

·        Kay Coles James, Heritage Foundation 

·        Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council 

·        Michael Needham, Heritage Action 

·        Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform

·        Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity

·        Ralph Reed, Faith and Freedom Coalition 

·        Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste

·        Pete Sepp, National Taxpayers Union