Thompson Joins Bipartisan “No Labels” Problem Solvers Group; 80 Members Unveil Package of Legislative Proposals

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced he has joined “No Labels,” a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from the House and Senate who have committed to meet on a regular basis to build trust and find common ground among political parties on a range of policy issues.

“I reach across the aisle on every single piece of legislation I introduce. It’s the only way to actually get something done in this town. But this group is looking to create a larger dialogue and greater trust among Members of Congress from different parties and with different philosophies,” said Thompson. “It’s a constructive group that is looking to advance solutions on a non-partisan basis, which I support.”

Members of “No Labels” are referred to as “Problem Solvers.” The group has focused its initial meetings on building consensus around proposals to make government more efficient, effective and less wasteful.

Thompson, who on a regular basis has been attending meetings with the group, today joined with more than 70 “No Labels” members to announce a package of nine bills that the group has offered to demonstrate how and where common ground can be achieved.  

“Americans have rejected partisan gridlock and are calling on Washington to tackle the tough issues and put forward solutions,” stated Thompson. “This package elevates a number of concrete proposals and provides a template for how Democrats and Republicans can work together as problem solvers.”

Thompson has worked on an individual basis with numerous members of the group, including Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), who joined Thompson in introducing the Forest Products Fairness Act, and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), who joined Thompson in introducing the Recovering Service Members Disability Benefits Act.

"The more members we can bring together to work across the aisle on a consistent basis helps to build trust, and ultimately, a legislative branch that functions a whole lot better," Thompson added.   

Thompson is a cosponsor to numerous bill within the package, including the No-Budget, No-Pay Act, which passed the House earlier this year.