Congressman Tom Reed to Speak at Williams College on Bipartisan Initiatives

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., November 16, 2018—U.S. Representative Tom Reed (R-NY), co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, will present an update on bipartisan initiatives planned for the 116th Congress at Williams College. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, November 27, at 10 a.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3.

Reed will open the event with remarks and share the Problem Solvers Caucus’ policy goals for the upcoming session that begins in January. He will then take questions from the audience.

The Problem Solvers Caucus is a bipartisan group in the United States House of Representatives that includes approximately 48 members—equally divided between Democrats and Republicans—who seek to create bipartisan cooperation on key policy issues. The group developed over time as an outgrowth of informal meetings organized by the political reform group No Labels, an American political organization that states its mission is to combat partisan dysfunction in politics and usher in a new era of focused problem solving in American politics.

“As the country prepares for another period of divided government in Washington, D.C., this visit by a co-chair of the Congress’ premier bipartisan caucus is a tremendous opportunity to share your thoughts and make a difference in our political process,” says former congressman and Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy Chris Gibson.

Reed is an attorney and politician who serves as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 23rd congressional district. A Republican, he first joined the U.S. House of Representatives after winning a special election to replace Eric Massa in 2010. Reed previously served one term as the mayor of Corning, New York. He is a graduate of Alfred University and Ohio Northern University College of Law.

This event is sponsored by the Leadership Studies Program.

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