OPINION

Letter To the Editor A resolution to resolve the nation’s core problems

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

To the editor:

Dear Senator Ernst and Senator Grassley: This is to request that you co-sponsor Senate Resolution 199. S. Res. 199 requests the Senate to debate, across-the-aisle, and adopt policy solutions in resolving to: 1) balance the Federal budget by 2030, 2) secure Medicare and Social Security for the next 75 years, 3) make the United States energy-secure by 2024 and 4) create 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years.

As you well know, Iowa Congressmen Young, Blum and Loebsack have co-sponsored House Resolution 207, the No Labels National Strategic Agenda companion to S. Res. 199. If S. Res. 199 and H. Res. 207 were to be passed, it would represent the first time Congress has adopted a specific bipartisan methodology for solving the nation’s most core crucial problems.

Just like President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Tip O’Neill worked across party lines in 1980 to reform the tax code and protect Social Security, and President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich put aside differences in the 1990s to balance the budget in four consecutive years, we expect you two to demonstrate to Iowans and the nation your problem-solving bipartisan leadership capability.

A super majority of Republicans, Democrats and independents support the bipartisan resolution of these four problems that, left unresolved, threaten the future prosperity and security of our nation.

We look forward to your explicit support of S. Res. 199. Thank you for representing Iowa’s proud 3.1 million citizens and working on behalf of 318 million Americans.

On behalf of Iowa’s 5,299 supporters of the non-partisan and not-for-profit `No Labels’ (www.NoLabels.org) …

Kerry Cathcart, Iowa District 2 Leader, Coralville

Emily Chiochon, Iowa District 4 Leader, Lake Park

Steven B. Corbin, Iowa District 1 Leader, Cedar Falls

Emily Cox, University of Northern Iowa No Labels Chapter President, Cedar Falls

John H. Fraser, Iowa District 2 Leader, Iowa City

Joel Greer, Iowa District 1 Leader, Marshalltown

Doris J. Kelley, Iowa District 1 Leader, Cedar Falls

James Lang, Iowa District 2 Leader, West Branch

Norm Nichols, Iowa District 2 Leader, De Witt

Stacy Nichols-Byll, Iowa District 1 Leader, Cedar Falls

Sehseh Sanan, University of Iowa No Labels Chapter President, Iowa City

Jenni Stevenson, Iowa District 1 Leader, Cedar Falls

Cecille Thompson, Iowa District 3 Leader, Johnston

Brian Voss, Iowa State University No Labels Chapter President, Ames

Randy Walford, Iowa District 3 Leader, Johnston

Dear Readers: If you feel the four issues noted in S. Res. 199 should be addressed by our Senators, either e-mail them your request (chuck_grassley@grassley.senate.gov; joni_ernst@ernst.senate.gov) and/or cut out this article, sign it, and mail it to either one: Sen. Grassley, 135 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; Sen. Ernst, 111 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510.