Josh Gottheimer and Tom Reed Lead 35 Problem Solvers Caucus Members in Bipartisan Letter to President Trump
Problem Solvers Ask Trump To Sit Down, Discuss Tax Cuts, Infrastructure
Washington, February 14, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Tom Reed (NY-23) announced that they led 35 Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus in sending a bipartisan letter to President Trump to request a meeting to discuss the group’s priority issues: tax reform and infrastructure investment.
35 Members from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus signed on to the letter. The Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chaired by Gottheimer and Reed, is committed to bringing Members together across party lines and finding areas of agreement on key issues like lowering taxes and improving infrastructure to help the American people.
“The Problem Solvers Caucus would like to begin discussions with you immediately on the possibility of tax reform and infrastructure legislation. Addressing either issue, on a broad bipartisan basis, could give a significant boost to our economy and provide Americans with confidence that government can work for them,” the Members wrote.
The Members who signed this letter are: Mike Coffman, Jim Costa, Ryan A. Costello, Charlie Crist, Carlos Curbelo, Charles W. Dent, Elizabeth Esty, Brian K. Fitzpatrick, Mike Gallagher, Vicente Gonzalez, Josh Gottheimer, Lynn Jenkins, Bill Johnson, David P. Joyce, John Katko, Adam Kinzinger, Daniel Lipinski, Thomas MacArthur, Patrick Meehan, Stephanie N. Murphy, Richard M. Nolan, Tom O’Halleran, Scott H. Peters, Jared Polis, Tom Reed, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Jacky Rosen, Bradley S. Schneider, Kurt Schrader, Darren Soto, Thomas R. Suozzi, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Fred Upton, Peter Welch, David Young
The full letter from the Problem Solvers Caucus can be found below and HERE:
Dear President Trump,
Americans want to see their government solve problems. We are Democrats and Republicans who are eager to accomplish that task as the Problem Solvers Caucus. We request the opportunity to meet with you to discuss areas where we can work together, including tax reform and infrastructure investment.
The Problem Solvers Caucus began in the 114th Congress as a forum for Members of Congress to identify issues which can be addressed in a bipartisan manner. Looking forward to this year, the Caucus aims to play a pivotal role in building consensus to advance common sense legislation.
History shows that the most consequential and long-lasting reforms are usually bipartisan, from the passage of Social Security and Medicare to the last time comprehensive tax reform in 1986 was achieved. The Problem Solvers Caucus will take on the important issues facing our country; we are willing to work with you to find the issues ripe for bipartisan agreement and to turn them into law.
The Problem Solvers Caucus would like to begin discussions with you immediately on the possibility of tax reform and infrastructure legislation. Addressing either issue, on a broad bipartisan basis, could give a significant boost to our economy and provide Americans with confidence that government can work for them.
Thank you for your consideration of our request for a meeting. We look forward to our discussion on how the Problem Solvers Caucus can work closely with you to address the important issues facing our nation.