Saturday, February 16, 2013

WATCH: Arizona Reps. Kirkpatrick and Sinema Join Bipartisan Freshman "United Solutions" Caucus To Address Fiscal Crisis; Sinema On Fox News

Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-CD9) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1) joined nine other freshman Democrats and 21 freshman Republican lawmakers in forming a "United Solutions" caucus to fight for a bi-partisan solution to the fiscal crisis (crises) facing our federal government.  Sinema discussed the caucus this morning on Fox News along with the lead GOP member, Robert Pittenger (R-NC).

The "Gang of 32" held their news conference on Thursday, at which both Kirkpatrick and Sinema spoke of the need for Congress to forge solutions across the aisle.

The group sent their "Statement of Principles" to the House leaders from both parties (Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi) and to President Barack Obama.  Today, Sinema said that Pelosi had told them to "go for it", and Pittenger agreed that the GOP leadership had also encouraged the group of frosh lawmakers.

Here is the letter, which calls for no longer accepting piecemeal solutions. The principles do not call for any new revenues, but do call for finding additional spending cuts.
We'll upload the Fox News video of Sinema and Pittenger when (if) it becomes available.

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