House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was confident the House would pass the GOP's tax reform legislation before its self-imposed Thanksgiving deadline, adding a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate could still be included in the final version of the proposal.

"Yes, we are on track for moving this through the House before Thanksgiving, that's our plan," Ryan told "Fox News Sunday" in an interview taped Friday. "We expect our friends in the Senate to be about a week behind us."

Ryan said doing away with the controversial individual mandate measure in the Affordable Care Act was still on the negotiation table among House Republicans.

"We have an active conversation with our members on a whole host of ideas on things to add to this bill and that's one of the things being discussed," he said.

Ryan added he was still a "deficit hawk," despite the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act having a $1.5 trillion impact on the country's budget.

"Paul Ryan the deficit hawk is also a growth advocate," he continued. "Paul Ryan the deficit hawk also knows you have to have a faster growing economy, more jobs, bigger take-home pay, that means higher tax revenues."