Record of Bipartisan Compromise, Willingness to Stand Up for America and Tackle Tough Issues Essential to "Super" Committee's Ultimate Success
Washington, D.C. – No Labels calls on Congressional leaders to appoint members to the newly created “Super” Committee who are willing to put everything on the table, cooperate across party lines, and make the tough choices needed to achieve $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by November 23.
John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Mitch McConnell are required to each select 3 members of the 12-member committee from their respective caucuses by Tuesday, August 16.
“Congressional leaders must not appoint the kinds of lawmakers whose inability to compromise brought us to the brink of default,” said William Galston, a No Labels Co-Founder. “They should appoint only members of the House and Senate who are willing to cooperate across party lines in the national interest. The American people can’t take any more Washington gridlock, and neither can the economy.”
“House and Senate leaders have no small task before them,” added former Representative Mickey Edwards, a No Labels Co-Founder. “The people they select to be on the bipartisan committee will go a long way towards determining our country’s fiscal future, our nation’s credit rating, and the interest rates and financial security of every American. That’s why it is essential Congressional leaders select committee members who have demonstrated a willingness to put “Everything on the Table” and place the interests of our country ahead of their party.”
No Labels is a national citizens' movement of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents that urges bipartisan cooperation in the interest of common sense solutions.