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Congresswoman Jenkins: Americans Should Not Pay the Price for Political Brinkmanship

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN LYNN JENKINS (KAN.)

Congresswoman Jenkins: Americans Should Not Pay the Price for Political Brinkmanship

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) joined more than 50 members of Congress at a press conference this morning to call on our nation’s leaders to work together. The event was hosted by the No Labels Problem Solvers, a group of bipartisan lawmakers who meet regularly on Capitol Hill to build trust across the aisle. Later this afternoon, Congresswoman Jenkins will attend a meeting at the White House with House GOP leadership to discuss a path forward. The congresswoman released the following statement after the press conference:

“I have been working with House leadership and the Problem Solvers to develop a reasonable solution to put an end to this government shutdown. We have a system of checks and balances in this country, and in a divided government, everyone's voice has to be heard. Neither side can set the rules and get everything it wants.

“It is it my hope that today’s meeting at the White House is an indication that President Obama is open to having a productive discussion about how best to move this country forward. The American people are fed up, and should not pay the price for political brinkmanship. It is time to act like leaders, and find the common ground between our two positions so we can start solving our nation’s problems.”

Congresswoman Jenkins was part of the inaugural group of 24 congressional Problem Solvers that No Labels introduced in January. Since then, the coalition has tripled in size to more than 85 members. To learn more about the Problem Solvers or view the full list of members visit NoLabels.org.

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