Congressman Kurt Schrader is leading a bipartisan group of eighty House and Senate members, dubbed the "No Labels Problem Solvers," in unveiling a comprehensive legislative initiative to make government work more effectively and end partisan political gridlock in Washington. The No Labels Make Government Work! package includes nine smart and sensible bills to consolidate duplicative government programs and get rid of waste and abuse in government spending.

“We Problem Solvers are committed to working with one another, regardless of party or ideology, and finding common ground on noncontroversial reforms to make our government work more efficiently for the American people,” Schrader said. “Everyone can agree that the government can work better, regardless of if you believe there should be more or less. The nine bills we announced today illustrate what is possible when lawmakers stop pointing fingers and start putting their noses to the grindstone to make government run better—and this is only the beginning.”

Schrader is a cosponsor of all nine bills included in the Make Government Work! package and is the author of H.R. 2686, No Adding, No Padding. HR 2686 would end automatic year-to-year spending increases in agency budgets and require agencies who request increases in funding to justify that spending to Congress.

No Labels is a group of Republicans, Democrats and Independents dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving in America. Schrader is a founding member of the No Labels Problem Solvers.