before his announcement, house speaker pall ryan held a briefing with reporters as well where he talked about the attorney general he said he doesn't think he should resign but added that mr. sessions should only have to recuse himself if the investigation involves him directly. here are the house speaker's comments. reporter: did the attorney general mislead the committee and should he recuse himself. mr. ryan: i would refer to his senate judiciary committee, i checked the transcript, i can't speak to what the judiciary transcript is, i haven't checked that. should he recuse himself? i think he answered that question this morning which is if he himself is a subject of an investigation of course he would. but if he's not, i don't see any purpose or reason for doing this. let's take a step back for a second here.
speaker ryan, thank you for all your advice and support. vice president pence, we have facilities in your home state. your support is very much appreciated. mr. president, we just met inside. we met in -- we spent 10, 15 minutes talking. i met you three times. this time you have emphasized the importance of manufacturing in america and providing high skilled jobs for your workers. i feel confident to say this is a win-win solution. mr. president, with you, the vice president, the speaker and the governor walker supporting buy american, we are confident that many american ports will be a great success. [ applause ] >>> i know you are committed to grow manufacturing in the united states. because of you, we are also committed to create great jobs for american people. mr. president, the eagle flies. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. >> first off, thank you to the president for hosting as you will be hearing from him in just a moment. mr. vice president, my good friend and former colleague to the speaker, my good friend and long-t
we've said that, speaker ryan has said that, chairman hatch has said it. we're all 100% committed to getting tax reform done this year. >> mr. secretary, in february you received a letter from lawmakers suggesting the treasury department should consider sanctions the bank of china. my question to you is, have you reconsidered that idea? do you think that idea is on the table? and then the second question i had is about the debt ceiling. my understanding is that the debt ceiling drop time for you all is october. does that give congress additional time in your mind, or would you still like them to act earlier? >> i haven't given any specifics in regards to the drop dead date. what i have said is that i hope that congress acts before they leave. yet we do have contingency plans if they don't so the market shouldn't be concerned. but again, i think for the benefit of everybody the sooner that they do this, the better. and as it relates to banks, again, i think as you've seen we've taken very significant action today. we will continue to take very significant a
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