Joins with more than 50 colleagues to find common ground on tough issues facing Washington
Rep. Tom Reed announced today he joined "No Labels" as a congressional Problem Solver -- a bipartisan group of more than 50 Members in the House and Senate open to Members of any party who commit to meet regularly to build trust and find common ground across the aisle.
"We're excited to be joining this practical group of bipartisan problem solvers," said Reed. "We came to Washington to change the culture and this group will help do just that. There are real philosophical differences but that does not mean we shouldn't be building trust and respect. No Labels will act as a force to bring us together."
No Labels is Reed's latest initiative to encourage bipartisanship in Washington. Reed is also a member of the Go Big Coalition, a growing bipartisan group that focuses on deficit reduction. "We believe strongly in working together -- nearly all of the bills we have introduced have Democratic co-sponsors and joining No Labels is another step toward identifying common ground and building relationships in Washington," Reed said.
"By joining the problem solvers, Rep. Tom Reed 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 says. "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 says. "They can help break the bad habits that have developed in Washington, where people have developed this 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."