Rep. Stephanie Murphy (Fla.) and her co-chairs, Rep. J. Luis Correa (Calif.) and Rep. Tom O’Halleran (Ariz.), are growing their coalition by recruiting from the incoming freshman class. It is no accident they’ve signed up Afghanistan war veteran Max Rose (N.Y.), former CIA officer Abigail Spanberger (Va.) and former Salt Lake County, Utah, mayor Ben McAdams. Their theory of the case is that competence, pragmatism and experience in public service are attributes voters crave in the age of President Trump.
The Blue Dog Coalition on Tuesday elected three new co-chairs — all current freshmen — to lead the group of two dozen fiscally conservative Democrats in the next Congress. Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy will serve as the administration co-chair, Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran as the policy co-chair and California Rep. Lou Correa as the communications co-chair.
The gridlock in Washington does not reflect the values of the rural communities in our districts and around the country – and that has to change. That is why we have led efforts within the Democratic Party to give a voice to rural Americans and put rural communities on the path to prosperity. Because, as a Party, we know that when all corners of the nation succeed, America succeeds.
The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 4918, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, which is aimed at preventing acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists and other extremist groups. This is a companion bill to legislation first introduced in the Senate by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). The House bill was introduced by Blue Dogs Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), and Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), as well as Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security Bennie Thompson (D-MS).
Who We Are
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 are pragmatic Democrats, 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.
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s remarks on the ongoing government shutdown negotiations:
WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed H. Res. 6, A Resolution Providing for the House Rules of the 116th Congress, which included a measure restoring the bipartisan Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules. PAYGO requires that both mandatory spending and tax cuts must be offset to prevent increasing the national debt.
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, incoming Blue Dog Co-Chairs—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Rep.-elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)—sent a letter to House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader-Designate Steny Hoyer, calling for H.R. 1 to include significant redistricting reform, a longtime priority of the Blue Dog Coalition.