Paul Ryan predicts no shutdown, says GOP won't 'tackle' Medicaid

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that Republicans will not attach an immigration deal to a must-pass spending bill ahead of next week's deadline and predicted there would be no government shutdown.

Ryan, who had previously said he wanted to address entitlement reform in 2018, also described that idea as more of a "wish list" item. "I don't see us tackling it this year," he said at a WisPolitics Event at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.His comments about a spending deal come seven days before the government is set to shut down unless Republicans pass a bill to keep it open. It's unclear whether they have enough votes within their own party to pass it. If not, they will need votes from ...