Meet the Press   |  December 15, 2013

Ryan: We’re actually starting to talk to each other

For the first time in a long time, Congressional leaders from sides of the aisle are talking to each other.

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>> so surprise me. meet in the middle on something really hard. maybe it's medicare, which you've worked hard on, or tax reform . where could you two reach common ground on something that you would at least mark as a starting point?

>> first of all, we're actually starti starting to talk to each other, which is kind of new for this day and age. step number 2 , this isn't a large agreement, but it's a symbolically large agreement. i would love to throw a couple more zeros at these numbers, but the fact we're doing this, passing bipartisan legislation. it passed the house 332-94, majority of both parties. that's a good step in the right direction. you have to crawl before you can walk before you can run. i'm hopeful as a ways and means member as well that we can start moving tax reform .

>> they didn't seem to want to move on it.

>> tax reform ? in the next year, we'll be moving tax reform because we think that's a key ingredient to getting people back to work and