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.
Call for Lawmakers To Reject Single-Issue Partisan Pledges Gaining Traction
This week Congress passed three trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.
No Labels is throwing a yellow flag at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for unilaterally changing Senate rules to prevent Republicans from bringing up amendments that the Democratic leadership opposes.
No Labels gives a high-five to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for urging Congress to stop putting the nation’s economy at risk.
No Labels gives a high-five to the recently formed bipartisan ‘Gang of 36’ senators for asking the Super Committee to ‘go big’ in deficit reduction and cut $4 trillion in savings over 10 years, not just the $1.2 trillion they’ve been mandated by law to find. No Labels is throwing a yellow flag at Rush Limbaugh for his refusal to see past hyper-partisan labels and find the common sense solutions America needs.
No Labels’ review of the Congressional record shows Congress has failed to carry out its most fundamental duty in the Constitution -- funding the government in a timely manner -- for all but two of the past 25 years.
Washington, Are You Listening?
More than 100,000 Join No Labels Conversation with America to Share Their Stories and Demand Effective Leadership in Washington
September 7, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Last night, during a “Conversation with America” featuring Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, more than 100,000 voters across the nation joined in to let Washington hear their collective voice. The message was clear: Put your labels aside, and put what’s best for America first.
Washington, D.C. -- No Labels polled all current members of the House of Representatives to find that only 40 percent of them scheduled town hall meetings over the August recess.
“Washington must hear from all Americans, not a handpicked few who passes a partisan litmus test or can afford to donate,” said William Galston, a No Labels Co-Founder. “Our concern is that elected officials are only hearing from their respective partisan bases and will not expose themselves to criticism. Politics is about competing ideas, and everyone should have a seat at the table.”
Washington, D.C. – Members of the Super Committee have only 101 days remaining prior to the November 23 deadline to report a deficit reduction plan of at least $1.2 trillion. No Labels is calling on the 12 members of the Super Committee to return to Washington immediately to begin their deliberations.