Problem Solvers

No Labels spent years just trying to get members of Congress from both parties into a room together. It wasn’t easy, but over time these meetings built trust, led to legislation and ultimately led to something that has never existed before on Capitol Hill: The creation of a durable bipartisan bloc committed to getting to “yes” on key issues. It's called the Problem Solvers Caucus.

Problem Solvers Caucus

The creation of the Problems Solvers Caucus was years in the making. What began as informal “get to know you” meetings organized by No Labels eventually led to more substantive cooperation across the aisle and the Caucus aligning behind several bipartisan proposals. In late 2018, the Problem Solvers led the effort to make some of the most important changes to House rules in three decades, which will clear the way for debate and votes on more bipartisan bills in the next Congress.

Accomplishments

The Problem Solvers Caucus is proving its willingness to operate as a durable bipartisan bloc.

January 2019

The rules package containing eight of the reforms included in the Break the Gridlock proposal is passed with bipartisan support in the House — thanks to votes from three Republican Problem Solvers — ensuring that these important reforms are formally adopted.

November 2018

Reached an agreement with incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to adopt eight of the rules reforms proposed in the Break the Gridlock proposal in the rules package governing the 116th Congress.

July 2018

The Problem Solvers Caucus announced the Break the Gridlock package, a set of rules reforms designed to promote bipartisan legislation in the House.

March 2018

The full Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed a bipartisan gun safety proposal submitted by Problem Solvers Caucus member Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).

January 2018

The Problem Solvers Caucus released a proposal to enhance infrastructure funding and streamline approvals for projects.

January 2018

The Problem Solvers Caucus announced an ambitious immigration proposal, pairing a long-term solution for Dreamers with major new investments in border security.

April 2017

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.

July 2017

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 this Congress and is similar in concept to the recent health care proposal released by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA).

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