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Fiscal Report to Congress: Hear it. Read it. Sign it.

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The No Labels Action Plan to Change the Rules and Fix What's Broken

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7 Fiscal Report to Congress: Hear it. Read it. Sign it.

The Problem

Perhaps the chief obstacle to fixing America's finances is that no one agrees what's really on our balance sheet. When leaders in Washington debate our budget, they routinely use different baselines, projections and assumptions, which often conveniently support whatever policy they are pushing at the moment. To quote an old Scottish writer, many Washington leaders "use statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts - for support rather than for illumination."

The No Labels Solution

The American people deserve to know what's really happening with our nation's finances, and we believe Congress should at least be able to work off the same set of numbers. That's why every year, a nonpartisan leader, such as the comptroller general, should deliver a televised fiscal update in-person to a joint session of Congress. The president, vice president, all cabinet members, senators and congressmen must attend this fiscal update session and take individual responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the comptroller general's report by signing the report, just as CEOs are required to affirm the accuracy of their company's financial reporting.

This proposal can be imposed by House or Senate leadership.

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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

  • November 16, 2014
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    No Labels co-founders Ambassador Stuart Holliday and Jarvis Stewart speak with NBC News reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell about the lame duck session in Congress.
  • November 8, 2014
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    No Labels Co-Founder Congressman Tom McMillen and Executive Director Margaret Kimbrell speak with Dana Milbank, an op-ed columnist at The Washington Post, about the 2014 midterm election.

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