Month: November 2018

Panera Bread Chairman Ron Shaich Kicks Off No Labels Unity Campaign with Town Hall Event in New Hampshire

On Monday, December 3, Panera Bread Founder and Chairman Ron Shaich will headline a No Labels town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire with 250 citizens to discuss the outlines of No Labels’ Unity campaign. In this era of intense political tribalism, the Unity campaign will aim to rally public support for a policy platform and an approach to governing …

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No Labels Hails Agreement Between Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leaders and Problem Solver Nine on Break the Gridlock Rule Reforms

Nine months ago, No Labels, a bipartisan political reform organization, began a campaign to change the rules of our dysfunctional Congress and to create an opening for bipartisan legislation to get a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote. That effort culminated today when Nancy Pelosi, the presumptive House speaker, and other Democratic leaders agreed to the …

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NO LABELS STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ILLEGALLY LEAKED EMAILS

No Labels’ singular focus is to break Washington gridlock by bringing political leaders together to solve our nation’s toughest problems. Unfortunately, illegally leaked emails are being used to create a false, deceptive narrative in an effort to undermine our work. Throughout the 2018 election cycle, No Labels and its allies worked tirelessly and independently to …

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PROBLEM SOLVERS DEMS URGE PELOSI TO PUBLICLY BACK THREE RULES CHANGES

Nine Democratic members of the Problem Solvers Caucus are urging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to back three rules changes as she aims to drum up enough support to take over the Speakership in the next Congress. The band of Democrats have been threatening to withhold their votes unless Pelosi agrees to overhaul House rules according to their proposals, throwing a …

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CENTRIST DEMOCRATS VOW AGAIN TO OPPOSE PELOSI UNLESS RULES DEMANDS ARE MET

A group of nine centrist Democrats vowed anew Monday to oppose Rep. Nancy Pelosi or any other candidates for House speaker unless they agreed to rules changes aimed at easing bipartisan legislating. Meanwhile, Pelosi on Sunday appeared to make progress as another avowed opponent — Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.) — said in a TV …

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HOW THIS YEAR’S FRESHMEN CAN SAVE THE CONGRESS — AND THEMSELVES

The tough reality for reform-minded representatives elected to Congress for the first time this month is that their most important point of leverage will occur right after they’ve been sworn in. After that —after the next Speaker is elected, the leadership teams are chosen, and the committee rosters are set — new members are likely …

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NINE DEMOCRATS WANT PROMISES FROM PELOSI IN EXCHANGE FOR SPEAKER VOTES

Nine centrist House Democrats are throwing another hurdle in the path of top party leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as she sprints toward the speaker’s gavel. It’s not an unexpected obstacle: The nine are members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group formed to promote bipartisanship whose members agreed in September to condition their votes for …

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