Case Takes Leadership Role On U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus
He will serve as one of four Vice Chairs and on the eight-member Executive Council of the 63-member bipartisan caucus focused on forging solutions to our toughest challenges
Washington, DC, March 8, 2023
Tags: Government Reform
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) has been appointed as one of four Vice Chairs and on the eight-member Executive Council of the U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus, an official caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives consisting of 63 House Members equally divided between Democrats and Republicans (one position being filled).
“I’m truly looking forward to continuing to work with my fellow Problem Solvers toward applying our perspectives to the toughest of our issues,” said Case, who first joined the Caucus in April 2021.
“In our deeply divided and polarized country, it is more critical than ever that we move past the politics of all-or-nothing and forge a better path to just plain solving problems and delivering solutions for all Americans. The Problem Solvers Caucus offers that path, starting with open and civil debate on the most difficult issues of our time, and on through to mainstream solutions that will earn the lasting support of most Americans.”
The Caucus was first formed in 2017 “to create a durable bloc that champions ideas that appeal to a broad spectrum of the American people. It is a group united in the idea that there are commonsense solutions to many of the country's toughest challenges. Only when we work together as Americans can we successfully break through the gridlock of today’s politics.” (www.problemsolverscaucus.house.gov) The Caucus is one of the fastest growing member-driven caucuses in Congress, adding 24 new Members this Congress.
“I’m honored to be re-elected Co-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus alongside my friend Congressman Gottheimer, and I’m thrilled to welcome our returning and new members,” said Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01). “Our Caucus has a lot of room for legislative accomplishments and consensus building in the 118th Congress, and I look forward to working with this group of colleagues to deliver for the American people.”
“Last Congress, from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the CHIPs Act, to historic gun safety legislation, the Problem Solvers Caucus helped enact meaningful legislation to move the nation forward. As the size and strength of the new PSC class shows, it’s clear that there is growing enthusiasm to break through the gridlock and get things done. This is all about putting commonsense over extremism,” said Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05).
In its first years, the Caucus worked towards bipartisan solutions on a broad range of issues, including COVID-19, infrastructure, health care, immigration, criminal justice reform and gun violence reduction.
In the just-completed 117th Congress, the Caucus continued on these and other difficult issues including energy, election security, climate change and broadband development in addition to immigration.
In particular, the Caucus forged the framework for what became the $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, otherwise known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law in November 2021. That law will eventually deliver some $3 billion to Hawai‘i for roads, bridges, water infrastructure, climate resiliency projects, access to broadband, and much more.
· Picture of Congressman Case with Caucus members at the southern border June 2021
· Picture of Congressman Case with fellow Representatives and Senators at Problem Solvers press conference on Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan July 2021