Wisconsin Reps. Ribble, Pocan advocate compromise

CREATED Mar 17, 2014

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Voters can break the gridlock in Congress by choosing candidates who are willing to work with others.
   
That was the message Monday from Reps. Reid Ribble and Mark Pocan, who spoke at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee.
   
Ribble, a Republican from the Fox Valley, and Pocan, a Madison Democrat, belong to No Labels Problem Solvers, a bipartisan group of lawmakers who meet weekly to get to know each other and discuss issues.
   
Ribble says Republicans and Democrats often don't come together until it's time to mark up bills and by then, they already feel antagonistic.
   
He and Pocan say it's important for voters to support candidates who are willing to reach out to members of the opposite party so they can get something done.