Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) has joined the newly formed No Labels congressional problem-solvers, a group of 24 members of Congress -- Democrats and Republicans from both the House and Senate -- who have committed to meeting regularly to build trust across the aisle. Cooper is a co-founder of No Labels, a nonpartisan citizen movement started in 2011 to encourage bipartisanship and problem-solving inWashington.
The problem-solvers group within No Labels is growing rapidly, and was unveiled in its entirety today at No Labels' Meeting to Make America Work! in New York City.
"America is the greatest nation on Earth, and our job in Congress is to keep it that way," said Cooper. "We need more people like these problem-solvers who will vote their country and their conscience first."
"By joining the problem-solvers, Congressman Cooper is proving his commitment to working across the aisle to do what's best for the country," No Labels Honorary Co-Chair Governor Jon Huntsman said. "This group is truly patriotic -- its members are putting the country first to solve problems."
"The problem-solvers group is a big deal," No Labels Honorary Co-Chair Senator Joe Manchin said. "They can help break the gridlock and blame game that have become so pervasive in Washington, where people have developed an attitude that you're only worth talking to if you're on my team -- the Ds or the Rs. We'll prove that ultimately, we're all on the same team -- America."
To learn more about the problem-solvers group or No Labels, visit www.nolabels.org.