The impending failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach an agreement is a “clear demonstration of a broken system,” No Labels Co-Founder and former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) said Monday.
To fix the broken institution, No Labels will unveil its congressional rules agenda at a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 13. The rules agenda details the measures Congress can institute immediately after the 2012 election, each of which can be enacted in less than 24 hours.
“It has never been clearer that the current congressional system is broken,” No Labels Co-Founder Bill Galston said. “The No Labels congressional rules agenda will lay out twelve steps Congress can take to break the gridlock and make the system work again.”
“We need to change the rules to get better outcomes,” Bayh said. “This is the third high-profile debt effort to fail in the last year. Time is running out to get our nation’s fiscal house in order and we need a serious plan to reboot Congress now.”
For more information on the December 13 press conference or to arrange an interview with a No Labels co-founder, please contact Sarah Feldman at email@example.com or (202) 588-1990. To learn more about No Labels, please visit www.NoLabels.org.