Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) announced today that he has joined the No Labels Problem Solvers -- a group of more than 60 Democrats, Republicans, and independents across the political spectrum who are committed to meeting regularly to build trust and find common ground across the aisle.
"People across the 36th District are sick of the gridlock and hyper-partisanship in Washington," said Dr. Ruiz. "No political party has a monopoly on good ideas, and I have said from the beginning that I am committed to working with people on both sides of the aisle to find common ground and come up with real solutions to the many challenges facing the 36th District and our nation. I will always put people ahead of party and good ideas ahead of ideology to improve the lives of the people I represent."
No Labels is a group of Republicans, Democrats and independents focused on promoting a new politics of problem solving.
"By joining the Problem Solvers, Congressman Ruiz 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 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."