81 Members of Congress to present bipartisan legislative package

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Updated: 7/18/2013 12:03 am
Washington D.C. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Members of Congress are coming together to present nine bipartisan bills in an effort to make the government more efficient.

81 members of Congress including 43 Democrats, 1 Independent and 37 Republicans will come together tomorrow, July 18, 2013 to present a bipartisan legislative package.

The group is called the "No Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition." They debuted in January of 2013 with just 24 members and have since tripled in size to 81 members.

A "No Labels" spokesperson, Ryan Clancy says the coalition is bringing together politicians that would never have gotten to know each other under regular circumstances, "All the meetings that they have together are just with members of their own parties. I mean they are virtual strangers and so it's no wonder that they can't do anything together, because there's no relationships there and there's no trust there."

Clancy says if these nine bills are passed they could save taxpayers billions of dollars. From saving energy to cutting the federal agency travel budget in half, each of the nine bills is co-sponsored by lawmakers from both parties, something Clancy says should help the bills move forward, "As far as the bills themselves they have been introduced and the No Labels community is going to be pushing them aggressively and we're hopeful that we can get some of them through. They are certainly starting out with some good momentum."

Here's the full list of the No Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition:

Senate

Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL),
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Sen. Angus King (I-ME), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen.
Dean Heller (R-NV), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).

House

Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR), Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema
(D-AZ), Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), Rep. Tony Cárdenas
(D-CA), Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA), Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA),
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA),
Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA), Rep. Raúl Ruiz (D-CA), Rep. David Valadao (R-CA),
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO),
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), Rep.
Tom Rooney (R-FL), Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Rep.
Jack Kingston (R-GA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep.
Rodney Davis (R-IL), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Rep.
Brad Schneider (D-IL), Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Rep.
Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA), Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME),
Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN),
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY),
Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Bill Owens
(D-NY), Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Renee Ellmers
(R-NC), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH), Rep. Kurt Schrader
(D-OR), Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Rep. Mike
Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), Rep. GT
Thompson (R-PA), Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Rep.
Tom Rice (R-SC), Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Rep.
Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep.
Jim Moran (D-VA), Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Rep. David
McKinley (R-WV), Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), Rep. Mark Pocan
(D-WI), Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI).

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Speed - 7/18/2013 3:04 PM
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Okay-now we know who the players are. How about telling us what's in the BILLS they're dealing with?
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