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McConnell to Visit House for 'Open Mic' Session

Ryan and McConnell head to lunch. (Bill Clark, CQ Roll Call)

In a bid to improve bicameral relations, Speaker Paul D. Ryan has invited Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to speak with the House Republicans the week of Nov. 16. "I've invited Leader McConnell to come over to our House Republican Conference and to address our conference and to enjoy what we call open mic period," Ryan said. "He took me up on my invitation so he should be coming and speaking with our conference when we return from this district work period."  

Ryan Outlines Appropriations Strategy

Ryan attended the Senate Republicans' policy lunch Tuesday, calling it "a great start" toward improving relations across chambers.  

"A lot of those folks are friends of mine that have served here in the House," the new speaker said.  

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