More time together
More time together
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:52pm EST
MORE TIME TOGETHER: Sen. Angus King says that elected officials could be more productive if they spent more time together, as proposed in our Make Congress Work! action plan. "It sounds frivolous to say where congressmen spend their weekends matters, but I really think it does. And I think it is part of the problem in the current Congress. It is really easy to demonize your opposition if you don’t know them," he says. King also says that Congress needs to start having five-day workweeks: Mario Trujillo for The Hill: Sen. King seeks to court allies
HUNTSMAN ON ANDREA MITCHELL:
No Labels Honorary Co-Chair Jon Huntsman was on Andrea Mitchell Reports this week talking about the future of No Labels. “No Labels is about bringing Republicans and Democrats together and finding ways to solve problems. We’ve just launched 24 members of Congress and we’ll have 75 to 80 by the end of the year who pledge in their deliberations to meet regularly, to put country before party, to govern for future generations as opposed to the next election cycle, to tell the American people the truth and to work together," he says: Cathy Finkler for MSNBC: Huntsman: ‘Our nation works better when we have a viable two-party system’
No Labels Co-Founder Lisa Borders was on The Jerry Doyle Show to discuss problem solving. "We are bringing pragmatic solutions to the table, organizing citizens and providing a safe space to talk about solutions," she says. You can listen to the entire interview here: No Labels: Co-Founder Lisa Borders on Talk Radio Network
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, there is a trust deficit in Washington, a long-term deficit deal is looking less likely and Gov. Jon Huntsman talks about the importance of the Problem Solvers.
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, Sen. Richard Lugar calls for effective governing, Sen. Ron Wyden represents a dying class of bipartisan problem-solvers, and The University of Texas school system is getting paid based on performance but Congress is not.
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, we talk about how the Problem Solvers group in Congress is giving lawmakers a space to work across the aisle.