Bipartisan group "No Labels" rallies for compromise
Photo: Video by nbc26.com
GREEN BAY, Wis.-- Republicans including Tom Petri (R Fond Du Lac) and Reid Ribble (R Appleton) are joining dozens of lawmakers from both parties to end the political stalemate.
"We cannot resolve a difference in a one-sided conversation and so we're saying that we're willing and ready and able to stand with both the president and our respective leadership to come together," Rep. Ribble said.
Democratic Congressman Ron Kind is part of No Labels and another bipartisan group working to end the shut down.
"There seems to be a growing trend of more representatives coming to their jobs with this my way or no way at all attitude and so we got to get back to the process of governing and understanding that there is higher level of cooperation that's expected," Rep. Kind said.
Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin-- who is not part of the No Labels group tells NBC 26: “Unfortunately, Wisconsin house republicans are standing side by side with Speaker Boehner and the Tea Party refusing to vote on clean bills to open the government."
Rep. Petri insists both sides need to sit down together.
“The president said he wouldn't negotiate with a gun against his head we know that we need to make some changes to get our economy back on track," Rep. Petri said.
It's a goal several dozen lawmakers say needs to be a priority.