Looking Beyond Partisanship

Congressman Jim Matheson
2014-08-29 14:09:37
Congressman Jim Matheson, 4th Congressional District of Utah Dear Friend, During my time in Congress, there have been few issues more important to me than setting a tone of civility and working across the aisle to get things done. �I am proud to be, by nearly every measure, the most independent member of Congress and the most willing to look beyond partisan politics to focus on solutions. �I am always looking for likeminded colleagues to work with, and I have mentioned before that there is a caucus in Congress � the No Labels Caucus � that shares this broader goal. There have been many discussions over the last year among members committed to the idea of �No Labels� or looking beyond partisanship. �Some of these discussions have centered on legislative proposals that are immediate opportunities for Congress to pass commonsense reforms � ideas like thoughtful budget savings, reasonable regulatory reforms or ways to streamline inefficiencies in government. �Our group has agreed to nine bills to date, and I am proud to be a cosponsor of each one. A few highlights among the No Labels legislative priorities include: - HR 310, No Budget No Pay: if Congress cannot pass a budget and annual spending bills in a timely way, Members of Congress shouldn�t receive pay.� - HR 2506, Don�t Duplicate, Consolidate: the Government Accountability Office has identified a number of duplicative programs in the federal government that should be combined. - HR 2689, Wasted Energy, Wasted Dollars: allow the private sector to use the expertise in identifying energy savings in federal buildings, and pay for it with the realized savings. - HR 2590, 21st Century Healthcare for Heroes: the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs should merge electronic records systems for better, and more efficient, service. I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours. �As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community. �Please let me know areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information. �I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Rep. Jim Matheson U.S. Representative 4th District of Utah � Contact information: Website: matheson.house.gov Washington, DC Office 2211 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone - (202) 225-3011 Fax - (202) 225-5638 Utah District Office 9067 South 1300 West Suite 101 West Jordan, UT 84088 Phone - (801) 486-1236 Fax - (801) 486-1417 Unsubscribe: matheson.congressnewsletter.net/mail/util.cfm Privacy Policy: matheson.house.gov/Privacy-Policy
August 29, 2014

Dear Friend,

During my time in Congress, there have been few issues more important to me than setting a tone of civility and working across the aisle to get things done.  I am proud to be, by nearly every measure, the most independent member of Congress and the most willing to look beyond partisan politics to focus on solutions.  I am always looking for likeminded colleagues to work with, and I have mentioned before that there are other members who share this broader goal.

There have been many discussions over the last year among members committed to the idea of looking beyond partisanship.  Some of these discussions have centered on legislative proposals that are immediate opportunities for Congress to pass commonsense reforms � ideas like thoughtful budget savings, reasonable regulatory reforms or ways to streamline inefficiencies in government.   To date, nine bills have been put forth with support from these members and I am proud to be a cosponsor of each one.

A few highlights among my bipartisan legislative priorities include:

I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours.  As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community.  Please areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information.  I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you.

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