Upton, Dingell, Slotkin, Stevens, and Meijer join Problem Solvers Caucus in 117th Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and four of his colleagues from Michigan – Reps. Debbie Dingell, Peter Meijer, Elissa Slotkin, and Haley Stevens – today announced they will be part of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) in the 117th Congress. Upton will once again serve as a vice chair of PSC.
The bipartisan group will have a total of 56 members of Congress – 28 Republicans and 28 Democrats. PSC formed in 2017 committed to finding common ground on many of the key issues facing the nation.
“Now, more than ever, we need bipartisanship. The Problems Solver Caucus is ready to roll our sleeves up, get in the room, and leave our party identities at the door. Fighting, blaming, and partisan bickering do nothing to help those millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet. The historical challenges of the moment demand bipartisan solutions. I am honored to serve once again as a vice chair in this group and am ready to get back to work,” Upton said.
In the 116th Congress, PSC was credited for igniting bipartisan talks and helping pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package to deliver immediate help to those struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Upton and the Caucus also voted as a bloc to deliver aid to children and families at the border that might have otherwise been delayed due to partisan divides in the House and Senate. In a continued dedication to the issue, members of the Caucus traveled together to tour a border facility and analyze the situation firsthand.
At the beginning of the 116th Congress in 2019, the House passed changes to the rules of the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress as the result of an unprecedented agreement made between members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Speaker Pelosi and Rules Committee Chairman McGovern called “Break the Gridlock.”
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