GOP's Paul Ryan to Pres. Obama: Leave executive orders alone

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says if he could send a message to President Barack Obama, it would be to work with Republicans in Congress and avoid executive orders.

Ryan was elected Tuesday to a ninth term in Congress and is frequently mentioned as a possible GOP presidential contender in 2016.

He told CBS News that Republican control of the U.S. Senate gives lawmakers a chance to get something done. He says the House has passed nearly 400 bills that didn't go anywhere in the Senate when Democrats had control.

Ryan says controlling both chambers means Republicans will be able to pass bills and send them to Obama for his signature. He says lawmakers can "give the president a chance to actually make a decision."