Lawmakers set up bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus for new Congress

A congressional caucus working closely with No Labels, an advocacy group encouraging bipartisanship, is getting off the ground amid heightened tension between the two parties on Capitol Hill.

Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) were elected to lead the Problem Solvers Caucus this week.

All of the group’s leaders represent competitive districts that may give them an incentive to try to work with the opposite party.

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Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) will serve as senior vice chairmen, and Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) will be vice chairmen.

“There is real power in members coming together across the aisle to find opportunities to work together and move America forward,” Gottheimer, a freshman, said in a statement.