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  • Rep. Mark Pocan, center, speaks while Rep. Reid Ribble, right, and panel moderator Mike Gousha, left, listen Monday, March 17, 2014, 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. (AP Photo/M.L. Johnson)

    Wisconsin Reps. Ribble, Pocan advocate compromise

    Before U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble was elected to Congress, he envisioned Democrats and Republicans gathering together to debate important issues and develop legislation. He was stunned when he arrived in Washington to find that members of the two parties often don't come together until it's time to mark up bills, and by then, they already feel antagonistic.

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