– Rep. Joe Hogan (R-Bucks) this week spoke at an event launching the Bipartisan Caucus in the Pennsylvania State House, where he is a member.
“I’m reminded of the wise words from my former boss, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick,” Hogan said. “No party has a monopoly on good ideas. And I think that’s why we’re up here today.”
The Bipartisan Caucus co-chairs are Reps. Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia), Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland), Patty Kim (D-Dauphin), and Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming).
“We will listen to each other’s perspectives and ideas,” Cooper said. “We will respect our differences. We will be committed to civility and constructive dialogue even when we disagree by launching this bipartisan caucus. We can make a difference and create a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians.”
Kinsey hopes the caucus will serve as a platform that allows Pennsylvanians to understand their elected officials are listening to what they have to say and showcase to them that work is getting done between both Democrats and Republicans in the House. The lawmakers said they believe the caucus will provide a platform for businesses, groups and nonprofit organizations of Pennsylvania to approach the House and share their story, discuss issues and educate members about what they are experiencing.
“The Bipartisan Caucus provides a unique opportunity for Pennsylvanians to speak with more than one legislator from more than one party and say, ‘I have an issue and concern, and can you help us?’ Our caucus will prioritize finding solutions.”
Hogan added, “We’re going to find that bipartisan, workable issue, and we’re going to find it a lot more often with this group here. I thank my colleagues for being here today, and let’s get to work.”