Representative Bustos touts "No Labels" coalition

By WEEK Producer

July 18, 2013 Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 7:42 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is touting a new bipartisan effort to combat government waste.

Bustos is a part of a group of lawmakers who call themselves the 'No Labels' Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition.

More than 70 Democratic and Republican members of Congress are backing a legislative reform package of nine bills.

The "Make Government Work" package is aimed at efficiency and cutting waste.

"The Government Accountability Office just by itself...their report that they issued last year identifies $100 billion in wasteful spending and redundant spending," said Bustos. "That's just one report, though I think it's well worth having a commission that has no partisan links whatsoever and doesn't have anything at stake other than saying we want good government, we want to reduce waste, we want to reduce redundant services and we want this country to move forward."

Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk and Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger are also members of the 'No Labels' committee.

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