Ryan opponent Bryce outlines economic agenda to machinists

Wisconsin flag photo. (WLUK/Scott Hurley)

MADISON (AP) -- Democrat Randy Bryce is rolling out his economic agenda in the race against House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying the Republican incumbent has "failed working families."

Bryce detailed his platform in a speech Monday at a meeting of the Wisconsin State Council of Machinists. Bryce is running for the Democratic nomination against Janesville city council member Cathy Myers.

Bryce says he supports making permanent the middle class tax cuts in the recently passed overhaul plan, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and making Medicare available for all.

He says tax breaks benefiting the wealthy should instead be redirected to pay for infrastructure improvements.

Bryce is a union iron worker who also supports expanding Social Security and implementing scheduling protections for workers.

Ryan's campaign had no comment.

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