Submitted by Collin Berglund on October 13, 2012
A POPULAR PIECE OF LEGISLATION: "This is as popular as ice cream and better for you," No Budget, No Pay sponsor Rep. Jim Cooper says of the bill. Voters are clamoring for a bill like this one. At one of No Labels Co-Founder Dave Walker's bus tour stops, 91 percent of attendees supported the measure. There are not a lot of things that everyone in this country can agree on. A bill that's this common sense is one of them: Elizabeth Flock for U.S. News & World Report: No Budget, No Pay: The Long-Shot Legislation That Many Voters Want
IS LAME-DUCK GRIDLOCK IN THE FUTURE?
As the stakes get higher to prevent America from falling over the fiscal cliff, lawmakers are starting to see big ideas. The problem is that in a Congress that has all but forgotten how to pass actual solutions, these ideas might be out of reach -- at least in the time that's left between the election and the end of the year: Richard Cowen for Reuters: Analysis: Lame hopes for a lame-duck Congress
A FUN DAY IN CONGRESS:
There aren't a lot of fun days as members of Congress, Rep. Kristi Noem says. But when they actually get down to legislating, it makes it all worthwhile, like when Noem's committee was working on the farm bill earlier this year. Here's hoping the next Congress has more days where finding solutions is a priority: Ross Dolan for The Daily Republic: Time for bipartisanship
THE DAILY BREAK:
Watch the Ohio State Marching Band relive video games from the past couple decades. And then skip ahead to 6:10 in the video. Click here to watch.
FROM THE FIELD:
Sheryl Brauman had never heard of No Labels until she met Citizen Leaders Ron and Debbie Tobias at the Armonk Art Show. Now she's registered to attend our Meeting to Make America Work!