WASHINGTON – The balance of political power will change at noon today in Washington, D.C. as the U.S. Senate and the White House will both become Democrat-controlled.
Congressman Tom Reed, however, says the shift won’t stop him and others in the Problem Solvers Caucus from working together to find common ground with President-elect Joe Biden and other members of Congress.
Reed spoke with reporters Tuesday on the eve of Biden’s Inauguration. The Congressman says that he believes the government can find compromise on various issues that are on the forefront in the United States as 2021 continues.
“As President Biden takes office, I can assure you, we’ve already relayed to his people that there’s a group of us, especially those in the Problem Solvers Caucus, that are ready to debate the issues of the day as proud Republicans and as proud Democrats,” Reed said. “(The group) remains committed to staying in the room to find common ground so that we can lead with the people’s business and make sure the people are always kept in my mind as we go forward.”
Reed urges Biden to take a look at the $900 billion stimulus package recently passed, review his $1,9 trillion proposal, and work with Congress to find areas that both sides of the isle can compromise on. The Congressman says he sees COVID-19 vaccine distribution as one of those areas.
Discussions regarding an additional stimulus package are expected to continue.
Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics:
* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
* 7 have been arrested for fraud
* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
* 3 have done time for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year…
Can you guess which organization this is?
Give up yet?
It’s the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.