NO LABELS AWARDS "PROBLEM SOLVER SEAL OF APPROVAL" TO U.S. REP. TOM RICE

South Carolina Congressman Endorses Campaign to create a National Strategic Agenda

Washington, D.C.— No Labels, a national organization dedicated to a new politics of problem solving, has awarded its “Problem Solver Seal of Approval” to South Carolina Republican Tom Rice for his support of the group’s year-long effort to create a National Strategic Agenda, a roadmap for the country based on goals shared by both parties.

“In his first term in Congress, Representative Tom Rice has already shown a firm commitment to problem solving,” said Bill Galston, a Co-Founder of No Labels. “It is this kind of leadership, coupled with the creation of a National Strategic Agenda, that is going to help us solve some of the most challenging issues we’re facing as a country.”

No Labels is calling for America's leaders to support a new governing process to build a National Strategic Agenda centered on four goals. These goals – chosen with input from a nationwide survey that No Labels conducted last fall – are:

  • Create 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years;
  • Balance the federal budget by 2030;
  • Secure Medicare and Social Security for another 75 years; and
  • Make America energy secure by 2024.

The National Strategic Agenda, with specific policy proposals to address each of the four goals, will be developed over the course of the next year through working groups and meetings all over the country with elected officials and policy experts, business and community leaders, and citizens. No Labels will be developing the Agenda in partnership with Deloitte Consulting LLP, a worldwide leader in strategy consulting. Rep. Rice will be among those participating in the process. The comprehensive agenda will be unveiled in New Hampshire in October 2015.

More than 80 members of Congress have already endorsed the campaign for a National Strategic Agenda.

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No Labels is a national movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents dedicated to a new politics of problem solving. With a network of hundreds of thousands of citizens and local leaders across America and almost 100 allies in the U.S. Congress, they have proposed reform ideas that have been introduced with support across the aisle, passed by Congress, and signed into law, including No Budget, No Pay. In 2014, No Labels called on America's leaders to commit to a new governing process to create a National Strategic Agenda, which will be developed with input from those all across the political spectrum. Find out more at nolabels.wpengine.com.