Since our inception more than a decade ago, No Labels has worked to identify the root causes of America’s political dysfunction and to offer actionable solutions to fix them that can improve the lives of Americans in neighborhoods across the country.
We inspired the creation of the Problem Solvers Caucus, an unprecedented bipartisan bloc that is working tirelessly to find common ground and common sense solutions to the issues facing our country.
These are our building blocks – collectively, each effort built upon the other, bringing us to the 2020 Election.
Problem Solvers Caucus Co-chairs Tom Reed (R-NY) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), along with Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) co-sponsor the SMART Act to funnel urgently needed federal aid to states and localities. What made the SMART Act historic wasn’t what was in the bill. It was how the bill came together. For the first time ever, a bipartisan group of rank-and-file House and Senate members jointly proposed legislation, pointing toward a fundamentally new way to govern.
The Problem Solvers released their “Reopening and Recovery ‘Back to Work’ Checklist,” becoming the first congressional group to align on a detailed bipartisan vision for post-COVID-19 economic recovery.
The day after Vice President Mike Pence was chosen to lead the White House Coronavirus Task Force, he invited 14 Problem Solvers to the White House Situation Room to discuss a path forward for several legislative relief measures.
The Caucus provided early support and key votes for the USMCA trade deal.
Several Problem Solvers played a lead role in extending the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, which was set to expire at the end of 2020.
The Problem Solvers led passage of a congressional resolution expressing support for Israel and denouncing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement against the country.
The Problem Solvers lead an effort to secure a critical humanitarian aid package for the southern border.
The rules package containing several reforms included in the Break the Gridlock proposal is passed with bipartisan support in the House — thanks to votes from three Republican Problem Solvers — creating a new opening for bipartisan legislation to be debated and voted upon on the House floor.
Democratic members of the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement with incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to adopt eight of the rules reforms the Problem Solvers proposed in their Break the Gridlock reform package.
The House Problem Solvers Caucus heeded the call, with the release of its own Break The Gridlock reform package, which features the same core goals and many of the ideas originally offered in The Speaker Project.
No Labels released The Speaker Project reform booklet, which called for using the election of a new speaker as leverage to make rule changes that forces Congress to be responsive to the will of the American people.
The full Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed a bipartisan gun safety proposal submitted by Problem Solvers Caucus member Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).
The Problem Solvers Caucus released a proposal to enhance infrastructure funding and streamline approvals for projects.
The Problem Solvers Caucus announced an ambitious immigration proposal, pairing a long-term solution for Dreamers with major new investments in border security.
The Caucus passed the biggest test of its vote threshold when it released its five-point bipartisan health care fix, which was subsequently endorsed by Governors John Kasich (R-OH) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO). It was the first bipartisan health care fix offered in the 116th Congress and was similar in concept to the health care proposal released by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA).
Caucus members passed a bylaw stating that the Caucus would stick together and vote together if 75 percent of all Caucus members and 51 percent of Democrats and Republicans supported a policy position.
The Problem Solvers come together to form an independent member-driven Caucus, cochaired by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)