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June 9, 2021 Press Release
Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus released Building Bridges: A Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Framework to help break the gridlock on the latest infrastructure negotiations and encourage their colleagues to continue working across the aisle to deliver real results for the American people. The 58-member bipartisan Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), unveiled the Building Bridges infrastructure framework developed by the PSC Infrastructure Working Group, led by Co-Chairs Congressman Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Congressman John Katko (NY-24).
June 6, 2021 Press Release
The Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act. The legislation would examine the vulnerabilities that made the United States susceptible to the COVID-19 pandemic and produce recommendations to ensure our nation is taking the necessary steps to mitigate the impacts of future national emergencies. The bill would improve responsiveness by both the federal government and private sector.
June 1, 2021 Press Release
Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) released the following statement regarding the rise of antisemitism.
May 25, 2021 Press Release
Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) released the following statement on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
May 18, 2021 Press Release
The Problem Solvers Caucus formally endorsed bipartisan legislation to create an independent Commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. The National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act (H.R. 3233) would create a Commission consisting of 10 members, five Republicans and five Democrats, who would issue a final report on the facts related to the attempted insurrection and provide recommendations to ensure an attack like January 6th can never take place again.
April 23, 2021 Press Release
The Problem Solvers Caucus released a new report of bipartisan policy recommendations to build a strong, successful 21st Century infrastructure network for America. The report puts forward a set of policies to serve as a bipartisan framework for addressing the dire need to rebuild and responsibly invest in infrastructure across the nation. It details bipartisan policy solutions that will improve the country’s highways, roads and bridges, transit and railways, ports and airports, water and sewer systems, energy systems and the power grid, and broadband and communications networks. The report also helps define the scope of a bipartisan agreement on a transportation and infrastructure plan.
April 1, 2021 Press Release
The Problem Solvers Caucus’s sent a letter to President Biden, Secretary Buttigieg, Speaker Pelosi, and Leaders Schumer, McCarthy, and McConnell calling on them to promote a bipartisan path forward on infrastructure for America.
March 29, 2021 Press Release
The Problem Solvers Caucus urged Congressional leadership to return to regular order in the House, allowing for open debate on the House floor, committee hearings, and amendments. In a letter officially endorsed by the 58-Member bipartisan Caucus, including 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans, the group called for adhering to a deliberative and open process that will produce legislation through committee hearings, markups, and floor amendments. Given the narrowly divided U.S. House and Senate, a more open, deliberative process is key to getting more legislation from Congress to the President’s desk.
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March 17, 2021 Press Release
The Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Tom Reed (NY-23) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, delivering the Caucus's bipartisan priority agenda for the 117th Congress. They explained how Problem Solvers Caucus members welcome a constructive discussion with the President regarding key opportunities for bipartisan cooperation and solutions.
February 5, 2021 Press Release
The 56 member House Problem Solvers Caucus called for an immediate vote on the $160 billion “Defeating COVID-19” vaccine distribution package, as the broader bipartisan talks and reconciliation process continues. The plan was formally endorsed by the Caucus.

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December 14, 2020 In The News
KEY POINTS
  • Congress aims to approve another coronavirus relief package and a government funding bill this week as millions are set to lose financial benefits during the pandemic.
September 16, 2020 In The News

Judy Woodruff:

How do you break a stalemate?

Lawmakers and the White House remain at odds on how to agree on relief to the economic casualties of COVID. Despite the odds, a group of U.S. House members on both sides of the aisle are trying to breach the divide.

John Yang has the story.

John Yang:

September 16, 2020 In The News

AS OF TUESDAY morning, this was the status of efforts to move a much-needed new round of pandemic-related economic support through Congress: The House had passed a $3.4 trillion bill in May, which was quickly dismissed by Republicans as far too expensive. Talks between the White House and Democratic congressional leaders on a compromise fell apart before lawmakers took an August recess.

September 16, 2020 In The News

In a crisis, statesmen find a way to compromise. Can the Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress manage that?

September 15, 2020 In The News

Facing growing concern from moderate Democrats in competitive re-election races, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said on Tuesday that the House would not leave for the November elections without acting on an additional round of federal aid to prop up the coronavirus-ravaged economy.

July 31, 2020 In The News

The leaders of the House Problem Solvers Caucus Friday expressed optimism that Republicans and Democrats will soon come together on a major coronavirus deal to continue supplemental unemployment benefits, help struggling small businesses and fund the reopening of schools.

April 20, 2020 In The News

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) about the latest coronavirus relief bill and calls for Congress to change its rules to allow more remote work.

December 18, 2019 In The News

Bipartisan support does not come easy these days but, on occasion, leaders on Capitol Hill come together to back meaningful legislation that stands to have real impact. This includes H.R. 2117 - the FASTER (Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research) Act.

September 13, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), lead sponsor of H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act today announced that she has formally requested that the bill be placed on the consensus calendar. The legislation currently has 292 cosponsors

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