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Make Government Work!

On July 18, 2013, the Problem Solvers, a coalition of Democrats and Republicans in both the House and Senate, stood together to unveil a legislative package aimed to make government work again. The bills are the Problem Solvers' first legislative initiative, and mark a first step toward rebuilding trust across the aisle to solve problems. Show your support by signing onto the bills as a citizen co-sponsor now.

No Budget, No Pay

No Budget, No Pay 

If Congress cannot pass a budget and all annual spending bills on time, members should not get paid.

 Take the Time, Save the Dime

Take the Time, Save the Dime

Move to a two-year budgeting process. 

Don't Duplicate, Consolidate

Don't Duplicate, Consolidate

Get rid of duplicate agencies and programs identified in 2013 by the Government Accountability Office.

Buy Smarter, Save More

Buy Smarter and Save

Enforce strategic sourcing so that separate divisions within a single federal agency do not make independent contracts for common items.

No Adding, No Padding

No Adding, No Padding

Stop assuming automatic year-to-year spending increases in agency budgets.

Healthcare for Heroes

21st Century Healthcare for Heroes

Merge the electronic health records of the Department of Defense with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Stay in Place, Cut the Waste

Stay in Place, Cut the Waste

Cut 50 percent of agency travel and replace it with video conferencing.

Wasted Energy, Wasted Dollars

Wasted Energy, Wasted Dollars

Reduce energy waste in federal buildings by incentivizing private companies to identify energy savings. The contractors would be paid with the dollars saved instead of with taxpayer dollars.

Plan for efficent, effective Government

Plan for Efficient and Effective Government

Create a new Commission for Government Transformation to oversee and effect the transformation of various federal government programs so they will be more economical, efficient and effective.

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Problem Solvers

  • Andy Barr
  • John Barrow
  • Mark Begich
  • Ami  Bera
  • Sanford Bishop
  • Diane Black
  • Bruce Braley
  • Julia Brownley
  • Larry Bucshon
  • Cheri Bustos
  • Tony Cardenas
  • Robert P. Casey, Jr.
  • Joaquin Castro
  • David  Cicilline
  • Mike Coffman
  • Paul Cook
  • Jim Cooper
  • Jim Costa
  • Rodney Davis
  • John Delaney
  • Jeff Denham
  • Charlie Dent
  • Sean Duffy
  • Elizabeth Esty

From the Blog

  • March 24, 2015
    No Labels
    What could possibly cause the senators to stay up past their bedtime? The not-quite-yearly but still semi-frequent budget reconciliation.
  • March 23, 2015
    Nick Laughlin
    Much like your irresponsible sibling, the federal government can't resist spending even when the money isn't there. In order to maintain this habit, the government consistently borrows money from others, including countries like China. The result of this borrowing is an ever-growing mountain of debt.

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