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Sens. Collins, Manchin Honorary Co-Chairs of Bipartisan Group

Sens. Collins, Manchin Honorary Co-Chairs of Bipartisan Group
Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin (AP)

By    |   Monday, 06 November 2017 12:07 PM

Sens. Susan Collins, R- Maine, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be honorary co-chairs of No Labels, a bipartisan group aiming to help legislators from both parties team up for solutions to vital legislative matters.

"Given how divided our country has become, I feel a special obligation to continue my efforts to find a path forward on the many critical issues facing our country," Collins said in a statement from No Labels provided to The Hill.

"Congress produces the best legislation when it is considered through regular order and receives input from both Republicans and Democrats," Collins said in the statement.

"We must work together to develop responsible solutions and get things done for the American people," Collins said, according to the statement.

Manchin noted the importance of parties working together. "I have worked across the aisle since the day I arrived in the Senate, and that approach has never been more important than it is now," the senator said in the No Labels statement.

"When we understand each other, we can work together. And when we work together, we can help people," Manchin added.

Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., told The Hill that the two senators would help the chambers work together.

"Having two partners like Sen. Collins and Sen. Manchin in the Senate with us and being a face for this effort is very helpful," Reed said.

No Labels formed in 2010. Andy Bursky, one of its co-founders, agreed about Collins and Manchin.

"It's unfortunate that we celebrate the fact that a minority, a relatively modest group of congressmen, have actually signed up to work in a bipartisan fashion and that's news… but that's where we live today so the fact is, this is a big deal," Bursky said in The Hill.

"We are the motivated middle," said Joe Lieberman, the national co-chair of No Labels, in a PR Newswire release.

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Sens. Susan Collins, R- Maine, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be honorary co-chairs of No Labels, a bipartisan group aiming to help legislators from both parties team up for solutions to vital legislative matters.
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