Armed Forces and National Security

Armed Forces and National Security

Blue Dogs Announce Policy Task Forces for the 117th Congress

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced its policy task forces for the 117th Congress. The task forces oversee policy development for the Coalition, which will deliver on their promise of a positive agenda to produce pragmatic, commonsense solutions that move our country forward and address the needs of every community, from rural and tribal communities to metropolitan areas.
 

Blue Dogs Urge Congress to Take Up Legislation in Response to Credible Reports of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of two bills, H.R 7553, Deadly Escalation by Foreign Entities Notification and Disclosure (DEFEND) Act, and H.R. 7561, Stopping Malign Actions from Russian Terrorism (SMART) Act.

Blue Dogs Introduce Legislation to Combat Chinese Government Efforts to Exploit the COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON—Today, 13 members of the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, introduced legislation requiring the U.S. government to identify, analyze, and combat efforts by the Chinese government to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. The effort was led by the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Administration, Rep.

Blue Dog Leadership Demands Answers on Reports of Russian Bounties on American Soldiers in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Administration, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), issued the following statement in response to reports revealing a Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan and reports that there has been a Republican-only briefing on the matter:

Blue Dogs Endorse Bipartisan Bill to Establish 9/11-Style Commission on U.S. Pandemic Preparedness and Response

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 6429, National Commission on COVID-19 Act, which would establish bipartisan commission to assess the United States’ preparation for and response to pandemics.

Blue Dogs Back Raising the Bar Act to Address Terrorist Content on Social Media

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 5209, Raising the Bar Act of 2019, which would help hold social media companies accountable and stop the spread of terrorist content online in a way that would “raise the bar” for social media companies to shut down terrorist activity on their platforms. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Max Rose (NY-11), Co-Chair of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security and Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism.

Blue Dog Leadership Responds to Reports of Russia Meddling in the 2020 Election

WASHINGTON—Today, in response to the New York Times report revealing that U.S. intelligence officials briefed lawmakers that Russia is meddling in the 2020 election in an attempt to get President Trump re-elected, the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration and former Department of Defense national security specialist, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) issued the following statement:

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