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Words for Congress to live by: Stop fighting, start fixing

We're part of a new group of 25 'problem-solvers' in Congress who want to put aside party labels and ideological battles and find common ground. Although we are both of different parties, we are finding areas of agreement because we are actively seeking them out.

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    Speaker of the House John Boehner addresses the 113th Congress in the Capitol Jan. 3. Op-ed contributors Reid Ribble (R) of Wisconsin and Peter Welch (D) of Vermont write: 'Our desire for a new approach in Washington goes beyond seeking areas of shared policy goals. It also means embracing a new tone and adopting a new willingness to sit down with political and ideological opponents.'
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