Ryan on Budget 'Mega-Bill': 'This Isn't the Way Washington Should Work'
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on "America's Newsroom" that he hopes to usher in a new way of doing business in Washington after a $1.1 trillion compromise budget passes.
Ryan was asked by Bill Hemmer how this legislation is different from what his predecessor, John Boehner, produced in recent years with his Democratic counterparts.
He responded that he "inherited this cake that was pretty much already baked" and that lawmakers should not have to pass massive spending bills with a government shutdown looming.
"This is not how government should work. I've been very clear about that," said Ryan, adding that he hopes to move away from "mega-bills" and countdowns in the coming years.
"I don't like this process at all. I watched this process from the outside and never liked it. Now that I'm on the inside, I like it even less," said Ryan.
A vote on the spending package is expected on Thursday. It remains unclear whether a majority of Republicans will go along with the compromise deal.
Watch the full interview above, including Ryan's take on Donald Trump and his recent dinner with Nancy Pelosi.