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Congressman Ribble led a Special Order on the House floor. One by one, 19 members of the No Labels Problem Solvers stood up to tell their colleagues, constituents and all of America that they are committed to working across the aisle.
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-8th District) hosted his third annual job fair at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College on Monday morning. Ribble says a record 97 employers participated in the event, up from 70 a year ago.
Every member, including me, who cast a yes vote for this bill also cast a vote for sequestration. But instead of standing by this tough decision to help restore fiscal sanity and wean the government off its unsustainable trillion dollar deficits, Republicans and Democrats have stooped to finger pointing and name calling. Everyone in Washington needs a bit of a reality check since both sides of the aisle are at fault.
Rep. Reid Ribble has drafted legislation he says could break the stalemate between Congress and the White House over $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that are set to take effect on Friday.
Fair or not, the president owns this mess. What can he do about it? For starters, he could read this op-ed piece published two months ago in a Midwestern newspaper. With a few tweaks, Obama could make it a presidential address. The author, whose identity I will disclose later, laid out a case for the then-looming “fiscal cliff.” It is still applicable, even powerful.
To pass a budget and earn their paychecks, your elected representatives will have no choice but to reach across the aisle, strive for compromise and consensus and ultimately come together in ways we haven’t for a very long time. In this context, the measure is as much about straightening our national politics as it is about straightening our national pocketbook.
Saying the nation “can’t have another Sandy Hook,” U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble sought guidance and input Tuesday from Fox Valley mental health professionals. Ribble, R-Sherwood, met with a small group at a private event at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel to ask questions about barriers to care and get reactions to potential legislation.
Ribble has shown that he is exploring different avenues to get beyond the partisan bickering in Congress. He is a founding member of Problem Solvers with the bipartisan group No Labels, which aims to move politics toward problem-solving and find some common ground.
A bipartisan effort led by U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to force the Senate to adopt a budget blueprint won approval Wednesday as part of legislation to suspend the limit on how much the federal government can borrow.