Ryan Talks Poverty at CPAC

Ryan spoke at CPAC Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

FORT WASHINGTON, Md -- Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., received a warm welcome as he spoke about his push to combat poverty in front of hundreds of conservatives Thursday afternoon.  

"We care about restoring the American idea, and that is the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life,” Ryan said at annual the Conservative Political Action Conference at the National Harbor in Maryland.