Month: July 2019

HOUSE PROBLEM SOLVERS ARE BRINGING REAL CHANGE TO CONGRESS

Meaningful reform comes slowly to our tradition-bound Congress. But we’re starting to see the fruits of hard-fought changes wrought this yearby the House’s bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. These results-oriented lawmakers were troubled to see House leaders (in both parties) sometimes bury legislation that was supported by many rank-and-file members but opposed by the power elite. …

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CONGRESS MUST WORK TOGETHER AND SOLVE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT THE BORDER

The humanitarian crisis at our southern border should never have happened, but it did, and we must understand why. It’s one of the chief reasons other nations no longer see America as the moral and political leader it once was. Indeed, it’s a major reason that we Americans feel less proud and confident about our …

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WE NEED A DIFFERENT KIND OF CONVERSATION ON IMMIGRATION

“We lead the world because unique among nations, we draw our people, our strength, from every country and every corner of the world.” These were Ronald Reagan’s words from January 19, 1989, his last day as president of the United States. Most Americans still agree with him: 75 percent say immigration is “good for the country” in a recent …

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RELEASE: PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS CO-CHAIRS PRAISE CONSENSUS CALENDAR SUCCESSES

  Bills to improve legal immigration and to repeal military spouse widow tax gain more than 290 cosponsors, pass House floor vote WASHINGTON —  Today, Monday, June 15, 2019, Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Tom Reed and Josh Gottheimer issued the below statement following the passage of two House bills via the newly implemented “Consensus Calendar.” …

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BORDER FUNDING BILL’S PASSAGE SHOWS ADROIT LEADERSHIP CAN MOVE CONGRESS BEYOND GRIDLOCK

After years of the Democratic Party drifting to the left and the Republican Party tilting increasingly to the right, a ray of hope for America has come in the passage of the recent border emergency funding bill. In a rare handling of a contentious issue, both parties came together to pass billions of dollars of aid …

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