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Bipartisan Group No Labels to Be Led by Sens Collins, Manchin

Bipartisan Group No Labels to Be Led by Sens Collins, Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talk before the start of the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing on "World Wide Threats" on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By    |   Monday, 06 November 2017 03:47 PM

Senators Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, and Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, will become honorary co-chairs of No Labels, a bipartisan group that wants to bring political leaders together to solve problems.

Collins and Manchin were announced as co-chairs of the group on Monday. Collins was rated the most bipartisan Senator for the past four years by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University, WAGM reported.

The No Labels group will work with the House Problem Solvers Caucus, a group of 47 House members who want to create bipartisan legislation that solves problems in the U.S. The group’s goal is to govern from the center and avoid ideological extremes that make legislation difficult to pass without large legislative majorities, WAGM reported.

"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, according to The Hill.

"Congress produces the best legislation when it is considered through regular order and receives input from both Republicans and Democrats," Collins continued. "We must work together to develop responsible solutions and get things done for the American people."

"When we understand each other, we can work together," Manchin said in the statement. "And when we work together, we can help people."

No Labels was formed in 2010 and inspired the Problem Solvers Caucus last year, The Hill reported. The caucus has several pieces of legislation in progress, including tax reform, a DACA compromise, and stabilization of the health care law.

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Senators Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, and Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, will become honorary co-chairs of No Labels, a bipartisan group that wants to bring political leaders together to solve problems.
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