Ryan fields questions from frustrated Republican voters


MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., faced questions from his constituents who said they were frustrated with a lack of action in Congress.

Ryan held a town hall meeting for employees of a wire manufacturing plant in his congressional district. Employee Keith Ketzler said Republicans promised they had a plan but “all I see is in-fighting.” Ketzler said Congress appeared to be “very dysfunctional.”

“Believe me, I understand your frustration,” Ryan said.

Ryan said he thought the Senate had the votes a week earlier to pass its health care bill and called its failure “extremely frustrating.”

Ryan blamed Senate filibuster rules with making it difficult to pass legislation in that chamber, but he conceded Republicans must deliver or the country “will be going down a bad path.”