Congressman Bill Owens tonight joined Members of the Upstate New York delegation calling for a bipartisan approach to problem solving in Congress. As part of this effort, Congressman Owens wore a pin from the group "No Labels," which promotes work on important issues between parties.
The pin indicates Owens' membership among No Labels' "Congressional Problem Solvers" group, which includes 18 Republicans, 23 Democrats and an Independent from the House and Senate who have committed to working together to seek out common ground. The pin reads "Committed to Fix, Not Fight."
Members of the Upstate delegation met in advance of the State of the Union address in a show of unity. Congressman Owens commented on the need for bipartisanship following the President's remarks.
"America faces serious challenges ahead, but no single party claims ownership over every solution," said Congressman Owens. "I commend the President for keeping the spotlight on jobs and the economy. It is critical that Congress put politics aside and get to work growing the economy, cutting federal spending and addressing broad concerns like immigration, farm policy and the tax code."
In addition to his work with "No Labels," Congressman Owens is a Member of the House Bipartisan Working Group.