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  • February 3, 2015
    Nick Laughlin
    Although the budget process is lengthy by nature, it has become increasingly contentious in recent years. Avoiding unnecessary upfront delays therefore helps to mitigate against the ‘governing crisis to crisis’ approach that has become commonplace in this dysfunctional era.
  • February 2, 2015
    Nick Laughlin
    On Monday, President Barack Obama released his $3.99 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016.
  • February 2, 2015
    Nick Laughlin
    70 members of Congress wore their Problem Solver pins at this year’s State of the Union address. The next morning, they took to the airwaves to talk about the importance of working together -- of fixing instead of fighting. Here are a few of the things they said.
  • January 30, 2015
    Nick Laughlin
    Legislative success We have a proven track record of bipartisan successes. In July 2013, No Labels unveiled a package of legislative initiatives , all of which were introduced with bipartisan support. Among these common-sense bills are: • A version of No Budget, No Pay was signed into law by...
  • January 29, 2015
    No Labels
    Today in Washington, DC most people think of the words “bipartisan solution” the way they think of the tooth fairy. It’s a nice idea—until you grow up and realize it’s a fantasy. But I’ve seen that fantasy become a reality many times, including twice in the last few years.
  • January 26, 2015
    No Labels
    It was a busy and rewarding week for the No Labels movement. Catch up on what happened.
  • January 24, 2015
    No Labels
    No Labels Executive Director Margaret Kimbrell and Senior Communications Advisor Jean Card discuss the State of the Union and balancing the budget with Gordon Gray, Director of Fiscal Policy at the American Action Forum.
  • January 19, 2015
    Nick Laughlin
    The State of the Union often feels like little more than political theater ( with lots of clapping) . However this annual address remains an important pacesetter in American politics, and offers the country insight into how the president plans on interacting with Congress. Here are four reasons why...
  • January 14, 2015
    Nick Laughlin
    I often tell folks at home that they really need to be aware of just three numbers: 218, 60, and 1. Those are the votes you need to pass a bill in the House and the Senate and have the president sign. Any idea or goal that won’t achieve those three numbers is not really a strategy. It’s a fantasy...
  • January 12, 2015
    Nick Laughlin
    Here's a look at the week that was as well as the week ahead. Problem Solvers of the Week: This week’s award goes to Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) for reintroducing No Budget, No Pay . This bill provides an incentive for Congress to do what they were elected to do - run this...
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