A Better Way

House GOP Hammered on Trump At National Security Plan Release
Republicans seemingly not worried about Trump as commander in chief

Speaker Paul D. Ryan joined Republicans Thursday to release the second part of their agenda, "A Better Way" at the Council on Foreign Relations. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Republicans on Thursday sought to drive the conversation about national security, but as they unveiled their plan for defending the United States against terrorists, they found themselves peppered with questions about Donald Trump.   

The presumptive GOP nominee has been heavily criticized for his national security related comments , criticizing U.S. allies and offering to reach out to foreign leaders like Vladamir Putin with whom the United States has had frosty relations.  

House Republicans Push 'Welfare to Work' Poverty Platform
Democrats pan the first plank in the GOP's agenda

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, right, announced House Republicans' poverty platform in Washington at the House of Help City of Hope, run by Bishop Shirley Holloway, center. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker Paul D. Ryan's promise to deliver a "new approach to fighting poverty" was met with widespread skepticism Tuesday from Democrats, who said Republicans are simply recycling proposals that have failed to gain traction.  

Ryan, R-Wis., made his way across the Anacostia River to release a House Republican poverty platform that calls for, among other things, giving welfare benefits only to people who are working or preparing to get a job. The 35-page policy paper is the first installment of the GOP's six-plank agenda, called A Better Way .