Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
PROBLEM SOLVERS JOIN NO LABELS: Reps. Reid Ribble and Peter Welch, a Republican and a Democrat, know that their constituents want to see substantial solutions coming out of Washington -- so they’ve committed to meeting across the aisle with No Labels. “Working together to solve problems does not mean abandoning our principles. It simply means trying to appreciate and understand other points of view and find common ground for the good of the nation,” they write: Reid Ribble and Peter Welch for Christian Science Monitor: Words for Congress to live by: Stop fighting, start fixing
NO END IN SIGHT: The fighting in Washington looks to continue into President Barack Obama's second term. "Another major budget battle, immigration reform and gun control top his 2013 agenda, and this week he announced a trio of key Cabinet nominations that could complicate all three of those priorities," writes Russell Breman. Our leaders need to remember that they were elected to solve problems:Russell Breman for The Hill: No fresh start for Obama, Republicans
THE ONLY WAY TO FIX WASHINGTON: No Labels supporter Steve Lindberg wants to fix Washington -- and he knows No Labels is the way to do it: “The only way our leaders in Washington will change is with support from a focused, organized and strategic movement working to bring our leaders together to solve our nation’s most pressing problems. This is the movement that No Labels is leading.”Steve Lindberg for The Spokesman-Review: Guest Opinion: To help fix D.C. logjam, support No Labels
TUNE IN: Tomorrow, Gov. Jon Huntsman and Sen. Joe Manchin, No Labels’ new leaders, will be on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley at 9 a.m. et, and CBS’ Face the Nation. Check your local listings for start times!
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STAT OF THE DAY: Congress' approval rating at the beginning of 2013 is 14 percent. This is comparable to their average in 2012 of 15 percent, the lowest yearly average congressional approval since Gallup began measuring 38 years ago: Frank Newport forGallup:Congress Begins 2013 With 14% Approval