Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, No Labels Co-Founders John Avlon, Robert S. Kaplan and Lisa Borders along with President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Maya MacGuineas participate in a conversation with America.
The intent of the bill is to incentivize Congress to put its fiscal house in order. Because of the uncertainty created when Congress fails to approve spending bills on time, billions of dollars are wasted every year. When they fail to meet the deadline, Congress temporarily funds the government several days or weeks at a time through a series of continuing resolutions.
No Labels -- a nonpartisan organization trying to break through partisan gridlock and get the government to function -- today released its "Make Congress Work!" plan at a press conference attended by over 300 supporters, including eight lawmakers. The release marked the launch of a campaign to pressure the House and Senate Rules Committees to adopt the recommendations.
For all the gridlock in Congress we see on TV and elsewhere, many Americans might be surprised to know there is a group of about 90 members of Congress making efforts to find bipartisan solutions to the real problems facing the country. They deserve more recognition and support. They offer a sensible, credible and viable way to break Washington gridlock and provide solutions to America’s problems in the bipartisan way that the vast majority of Americans say they want. Most importantly, they agree to work together and compromise.
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