Four members of Florida’s congressional delegation have co-signed a written a letter to President Trump, requesting a meeting to sit down and talk to him to discuss about areas of potential agreement, including tax reform and infrastructure investment.
“The Problem Solvers Caucus would like to begin discussions with you immediately on the possibility of tax reform and infrastructure legislation,” write New Jersey Democrat Josh Gottheimer and New York GOP Rep. Tom Reed, the leaders of the caucus. “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 Problem Solvers Caucus was conceived just prior to the 2014 mid-term elections, and works closely with No Labels, an advocacy group encouraging bipartisanship.
Among the 35 co-signers to the letter include Florida Democrats Charlie Crist and Darren Soto, and Republicans Illeana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo (who was selected to serve as co-senior vice chairman of the caucus earlier this month).
“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 letter goes to say. “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.
News of the letter was first reported by POLITICO Playbook.
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