Month: July 2013

With eye on ending Hill gridlock, 81 lawmakers rally to back bipartisan bills

Eighty-one House and Senate lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a new bipartisan effort to pass nine relatively noncontroversial bills. Most members of the coalition appeared together at a rally on Capitol Hill, expressing hope the package would become a down payment on ending the intense gridlock that has characterized the 113th Congress. Partisan bickering in …

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Members of Congress introduce bipartisan legislation as the ‘Problem Solvers’

Today, more than 70 House and Senate members who have banded together to form a bipartisan coalition introduced a legislative program of nine bills designed to “make government more efficient, effective and less wasteful.” In the same branding vein of the Blue Dogs and the Young Guns, the group has named themselves the “Problem Solvers,” …

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Huntsman and No Labels seek to break D.C. gridlock

Top strategists launched the post-partisan No Labels group in 2010 to combat the polarization of politics. They added new co-chairmen, including former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, in January to renew the group’s efforts. And Thursday, the group will unveil its now 81-person-strong coalition of members of Congress. The No Labels website’s list of accomplishments includes …

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