Most Consequential Congressional Rule Reforms in Decades
Encouraged by the Problem Solvers Caucus’ ability to come together on tough issues, but frustrated by the refusal of House leadership to seriously consider these proposals, No Labels, in June 2018, announced The Speaker Project, a reform plan that proposes using the election of a new speaker of the House as leverage to make rules changes that would give bipartisan ideas a fair hearing and a fighting chance in the next Congress. On July 25, the Problem Solvers Caucus released Break the Gridlock, which has the same goals and echoes many of the same proposals originally offered in The Speaker Project. Twenty Caucus members later commit to vote only for a House speaker who supports these rule reforms Shortly after the November 2018 midterm elections, the Problem Solvers deliver. On November 28, nine Democratic members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus announce they had reached agreement with likely speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership on an ambitious rules reform package that will create a rare opening for bipartisan legislation in the next Congress.
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.
Inspiring The Creation of House Problem Solvers Caucus
After years of relentless outreach and advocacy on Capitol Hill, No Labels in 2017 inspired the creation of the first-of-its kind Problem Solvers Caucus, which grows to feature more than 40 members of Congress, evenly divided between the parties, working to forge solutions to America’s toughest challenges. The Caucus, which aligns behind bipartisan proposals whenever 75 percent of its members get to “yes,” does so four times in the 115th Congress, releasing ambitious plans to deal with: Health care reform, Immigration and border security, Gun safety, and Infrastructure. While the media often conflates No Labels and the Problem Solvers Caucus, No Labels is a separate and independent entity, even as we work toward a shared goal of finding and forging bipartisan solutions.
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.
70 Problem Solvers
More than 70 members of Congress wear a Problem Solver Pin at the 2015 State of the Union Address.
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs holds a hearing on the framework for a National Strategic Agenda in June.
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.
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.
No Labels surpasses 100,000 followers on Twitter.
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs holds a hearing on No Labels idea of No Budget, No Pay.
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.
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.
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.