The Blue Dog Coalition is an official caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives comprised of 18 fiscally-responsible Democrats, who are leading the way to find commonsense solutions. They represent the center of the political spectrum, appealing to the mainstream values of the American public. The Blue Dogs are dedicated to pursuing fiscally-responsible policies, ensuring a strong national defense for our country, and transcending party lines to get things done for the American people.
Today, H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives, 419-3. This bill includes Blue Dog-endorsed legislation designed to combat terrorism financing. The legislation, written by Blue Dog Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), establishes a whole-of-government strategy to combat the financing of terrorism.
The fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed the H.R. 1779, No Budget, No Pay Act, authored by Blue Dog Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN) and co-sponsored by several other Blue Dog members. No Budget, No Pay would stop congressional pay if Congress fails to pass America’s budget bills on time.
The fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed “Solutions Over Politics,” a five-part proposal of ways to stabilize the individual health insurance market and improve the Affordable Care Act. The proposal was spearheaded by Blue Dog member Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) less than two weeks ago.