Paul Ryan to drive Trump’s agenda in first 100 days as transition team lags
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is relying heavily on the staff of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to put together a legislative plan for the first 100 days in office, hoping for major steps on both the economy and Obamacare.
While they were uneasy allies during the campaign, Mr. Ryan has emerged after the election as one of Mr. Trump’s biggest cheerleaders on Capitol Hill and has filled a void in a Trump operation that was not ready to do the heavy planning, a source close to the effort said.
“The Trump team never fully thought of the implications of winning,” the source said.
Asked about Mr. Ryan’s staff engagement with the Trump team, another source familiar with both said, “Speaker Ryan is in contact with President-elect Trumpnearly every day.”
One quick option would be to tie a tax reform package and a huge infrastructure program into one bill — and perhaps tack on an increase in the debt limit, giving Republicans room to maneuver on taxes and spending for several