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Bipartisan “No Labels” Orange Pins Worn During State of the Union Address

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Orange buttons were worn by about 80 members of Congress when President Obama delivered his State of the Union address.

In the center of the orange button the words “Problem Solver” and around it reads “Committed to Fix” “Not to Fight” “No Labels”.

About 80 members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, were sporting the pins, members of the non-patrician group “No Labels”.  Among them is Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.

“It’s easy to find folks to fight about things we disagree on. What we should be doing is identifying areas where we agree and then coming up with solutions to move the country forward on those areas of agreement, so the no labels organization refers to the members of Congress who join it as problem solvers,” Fitzpatrick said.

The members of the group sat together during the State of the Union address signaling their commitment to cut through the gridlock and start making Washington work again.

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