House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday outlined "a complete alternative to the left's agenda" that he believes will help the party capture the White House in 2016, and includes a new effort next year to "repeal and replace Obamacare," which he said is the GOP's most urgent task.

Ryan said the House will take up "major legislation" in 2016 that addresses taxes, welfare reform, job creation, health care, the military and other proposals that typically are reserved for non-election years.

He outlined the GOP plan in the ornate Library of Congress, in what his staff billed as a major policy address.

Ryan was catapulted to speaker only a month ago in a leadership shakeup, and is quickly becoming a top messenger for the party as it copes with increasingly divided ranks.

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