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Ryan Targets ‘Executive Overreach’ in Shadow of Trump’s Bid

  • Plan comes as party squirms over Trump’s proposed Muslim ban
  • Trump says as president he could enact Muslim ban on own
House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a briefing in Washington on May 25, 2016.

House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a briefing in Washington on May 25, 2016.

Photographer: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
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Speaker Paul Ryan announced a House Republican plan aimed at reining in what his caucus says has been presidential overreach and reasserting what he sees as Congress’s constitutional powers.

“Our Constitution makes sure that no one person exercises too much power," Ryan said at a news conference Thursday in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.