Problem Solvers Caucus
As the youngest of 12 raised by a single mother on a Social Security check and military death benefits after my father passed away when I was two, I learned that people work best when working together. That’s why I’m proud to co-chair the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus – a group evenly split between Republicans and Democrats who come together weekly to solve some of the most divisive issues facing our country today.
We’re making real progress by listening to each other.
In January, we achieved a significant victory when we forced compromises in the House rules package. We stood strong in the face of extreme pressure and through our “Break the Gridlock” proposal were able to change the way the House operates, making it easier for bipartisan bills to make it to the floor. For the first time in nearly two decades, the House rules package received bipartisan support.
Our working groups are driving our problem solving efforts on health care, tax reform, DACA and border security, infrastructure and the budget.
Our commitment to creating sound policy is propelled by our belief that it takes a little give and take to get things done. Obstruction is easy but getting to ‘yes’ through bipartisanship and listening is the people’s work - and that which I am most proud of leading.
Simply, we put people and progress before party. That is why you’ll find Problem Solvers at long, odd hours in the Capitol, seated together around a large table, debating and negotiating to solve the issues that will shape the future of our America.