Our History

History

2017

Problem Solvers Conference

In March 2017, No Labels hosted our first ever Problem Solvers Conference in Washington, D.C., which drew over 800 of our top citizen supporters for two days of Hill meetings and strategizing to build support for the No Labels movement in communities across America.

The Problem Solvers Caucus

No Labels has inspired the creation of the House Problem Solvers Caucus, which features over 40 members, evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans trying to get to “yes” on key issues.

2016

Policy Playbook for America's Next President

No Labels unveils the Policy Playbook for America's Next President.

1787: Constructing the Peace After the War

On December 5, No Labels hosted 1787, which enabled leaders to seize the post-election moment and jumpstart a long overdue national conversation focused on bipartisan problem solving.

2015

70 Problem Solvers

More than 70 members of Congress wear a Problem Solver Pin at the 2015 State of the Union Address.

Historic Hearing

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs holds a hearing on the framework for a National Strategic Agenda in June.

Problem Solver Convention

On October 12, we played host to eight presidential candidates and over 1,500 New Hampshire voters and No Labels citizen members for an historic event - focusing the 2016 presidential race on problem solving.

2014

First Book Published

No Labels publishes its first book, A Shared Vision for a Stronger America, endorsed by Speaker Gingrich & President Clinton.

70 PROBLEM SOLVERS

More than 70 members of Congress wear a No Labels Problem Solver Pin at the State of the Union.

National Strategic Agenda

More than 80 members of Congress sign on to support a National Strategic Agenda.

Second Book Published

No Labels' second book, Just the Facts, is published. The book lays out unbiased statistics and essential facts on our country's biggest issues.

Two Bills Out of Committee

A Make Government Work! bill, Wasted Energy, Wasted Dollars passes through the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and another bill, Take the Time, Save the Dime passes through the House Budget committee.

Problem Solver Seal

During the 2014 election cycle, more than 70 members of Congress receive the Problem Solvers Seal, and No Labels Problem Solvers win the vast majority of their congressional contests.

2013

40 Problem Solvers

More than 40 members of Congress wear a No Labels Problem Solver Pin at the State of the Union.

Make Government Work!

No Labels creates Make Government Work!, which includes 17 corresponding bipartisan bills in the House and Senate.

No Labels Radio

NL launches SiriusXM POTUS weekly radio show “No Labels Radio with Governor Jon Huntsman.”

Healthcare for Heroes

No Labels 21st Century Healthcare for Heroes Act becomes law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

@NoLabels

No Labels surpasses 100,000 followers on Twitter.

2012

Senate Hearing

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs holds a hearing on No Labels idea of No Budget, No Pay.

Congress Approves

No Budget No Pay becomes a law passed by Congress. President Obama later signs No Budget No Pay in 2013.

Make it Work!

No Labels develops the Make the Presidency Work! and Make America Work! initiatives.

The Senate Approves

Senate passes the Make the Presidency Work! proposal, “The Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act”, decreasing the number of presidential appointments subject to senate confirmation.

No Deal, No Break

Before August recess, No Labels introduces the No Deal, No Break campaign to demand Congress stay in session until it reaches a solution on the debt crisis. No Labels is the first group calling for this and is credited for having a huge impact in getting the Senate to come back.

2011

Bipartisan Seating

No Labels calls for bipartisan seating at the State of the Union, bucking decades of tradition.

Make It Work!

No Labels releases the Make Congress Work! Reform agenda, which includes our signature No Budget, No Pay idea.

2010

No Labels Begins Its Journey

In December of 2010 over 1,000 citizens from each of the 50 states gathered in New York to launch a movement – No Labels was founded that day as a way of channeling the nation’s frustration with the Beltway’s idea of business as usual into a productive effort to change D.C.’s way of doing things, while offering dozens of constructive solutions to the nation’s problems along the way. Since then, No Labels has been working to bring a new politics of goals-focused problem solving to our government. While many outside political groups are working to push our leaders apart, No Labels was the first organization to call on our leaders to come together to focus on fixing America’s most pressing problems. No Labels has never called for people to entirely shed their party affiliations.

As long as they are intellectually honest, we respect conservatives, liberals, and anyone in between who has a sincere desire to address the nation’s problems. No Labels supports a diversity of viewpoints; we think it’s one of America’s strengths.