Rep. Dan Maffei, No Labels members to introduce legislative reform package

U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei, D-DeWitt, will join members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle to announce a series of legislative reform bills.

Maffei and other members of the No Labels Problem Solvers coalition will unveil the nine bills at a press conference Thursday. The goal of the legislative package, which is being called “Make Government Work!”, is to increase government efficiency and effectiveness, according to No Labels.

U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., said Thursday's press conference will show that members of both parties can work together.

“This event warrants the attention of everyone in Washington because of what it means for the progress of our country,” Bera said in a statement.

The No Labels Problem Solvers coalition consists of 79 members of Congress — 42 Democrats, 36 Republicans and one independent. House members make up most of the group.

Maffei joined Problem Solvers in March. At the time, Maffei said he was excited to join the group.

“Central New Yorkers want to see Congress addressing the big challenges facing this country — and partnering with results-oriented members of Congress from both sides of the aisle is a great place to start,” Maffei said.

Maffei is one of seven members of the coalition from New York. U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Rep. Bill Owens and U.S. Rep. Tom Reed are also members of the group. Maloney and Owens are Democrats. Gibson, Grimm, Hanna and Reed are members of the Republican Party.

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