Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
GET THE JOB DONE: No Labels Co-Founder Jay Smith writes for the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “Students, taxpayers, workers of all kinds know the importance of deadlines — and the consequences of missing them.” Why doesn’t Congress? We need No Budget, No Pay to remind our elected officials of the importance of deadlines: Jay Smith for the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Congress must do budget job
DOWN THE ROAD: Members of Congress are looking to avert a showdown over the fiscal cliff by passing temporary measures. Although these wouldn’t solve any long term problems, they would push the tough decisions past the elections -- when members of Congress feel less political pressure: Kerry Young for Congressional Quarterly: Some in GOP Say Delay Budget Fight
WORKING ACROSS THE AISLE: Sen. Rob Portman is reportedly going against the establishment to provide political cover for a Democratic colleague. “I’m just trying to get something done here that helps the country,” Portman explained: Jonathan Strong for Roll Call: Portman’s Push Not Too Popular
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STAT OF THE DAY: Only 54 bills have been sent to President Obama this year, making this one of the least productive sessions on record. Overall, a third (18) of the 54 bills addressed something's (like a post office's) name. Roxana Tiron and Kathleen Hunter for Businessweek: The Doing-a-Lot-of-Nothing Congress