Griffin leads bipartisan call for negotiation and end to the shutdown

Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) on Thursday led a bipartisan group of 52 members of Congress in a call for negotiation and an end to the federal government shutdown.

“I’ve said from the beginning that shutting down the government is terrible policy, so I was proud to help lead a bipartisan group of members in urging our leaders in Washington – including the president – to sit down together and find a solution to end the shutdown,” Griffin said.

The event was organized by a bipartisan group of House and Senate members called No Labels. Griffin is a co-chairman of the group, which was formed in 2010 after the Affordable Care Act passed the Senate.

“In the years that followed, this law became a central dividing line between elected officials in Washington,” No Labels said on its website. “Republicans resorted to unprecedented, even dangerous tactic to try to roll it back, while Democrats became entrenched in defending this signature legislation.”

No Labels promotes interaction and compromise between Republicans and Democrats by building a voice for Americans, regardless of their political ideology, to ensure our leaders in government will work across the aisle to solve problems, according to its website.

Griffin was elected as a Representative in Arkansas in 2010.