WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No Labels brought together more than 50 Republicans and Democrats today with a message to congressional leadership and President Obama: Stop fighting and start fixing! The group, nearly evenly divided between members of both parties, stood in solidarity to urge all leaders to find a way to work together to end this destructive and perilous fiscal crisis.
The bipartisan group included several dozen members of the No Labels Problem Solvers, a coalition of Democrats and Republicans committed to working across the aisle to find solutions to the nation's problems, as well as other like-minded lawmakers of both parties. The group, which assembled in the caucus room of the Cannon House office building, agrees that it is incumbent on leaders on both sides of the debate to make sure the nation does not default on its debt. The lawmakers implored leaders to recognize that saving the country is more important than saving face, and that they need to do whatever it takes to break the deadlock.
"The No Labels Problem Solvers and other members of Congress you see here today are ready to work together and support our respective leaderships in a bipartisan solution to the government shutdown and other crucial issues facing our country," said Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). "Let's show some courage and work together like the American people expect and deserve."
Said Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI): "Our nation faces serious challenges right now, and there are even more problems looming on the horizon. In order to meet those challenges, we need to work together. The American people sent us here to improve their lives, not to just score political points. Those of us who are here today are working to do that, during this crisis and for the challenges ahead."
Members of Congress at No Labels' Stop Fighting, Start Fixing! event:
Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ); Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY); Rep. John Barrow (D-GA); Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL); Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA); Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX); Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI); Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO); Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN); Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA); Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA); Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA); Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA); Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI); Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA); Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA); Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI); Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL); Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY); Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR); Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS); Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH); Rep. David Joyce (R-OH); Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ); Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL); Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA); Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA); Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY); Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA); Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC); Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME); Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC); Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL); Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY); Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA); Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA); Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI); Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC); Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY); Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI); Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ); Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR); Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ); Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH); Rep. GT Thompson (R-PA); Rep. David Valadao (R-CA); Rep. Todd Young (R-IN)
No Labels is a group of Republicans and Democrats dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving in America. To arrange an interview with a No Labels co-founder, please contact Laura Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 630-5749. To learn more about No Labels please visit www.NoLabels.org.
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