Paul Ryan rallies conservative ‘foot soldiers’ to fight for tax reform


House Speaker Paul Ryan rallied conservatives on Thursday to help fight for the first significant tax reform bill in decades, and said they need to be prepared to fight back against special interests and Democrats.

“An army of lobbyists will come to protect special interest provisions and to derail tax reform,” Ryan said in a prepared speech to the Heritage Foundation. “When it does, we must be able to count on the foot soldiers of the conservative movement to see this through.”

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