Armed Forces and National Security

Armed Forces and National Security

Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Investigate Origins of COVID-19 in China, Assess United States’ Domestic Pandemic Response

WASHINGTON—Today, members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling for the establishment of a bipartisan Commission to assess the United States’ preparation for and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the origins of the COVID-19 virus in China.

Blue Dogs Back Bill to Establish Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to national security, announced its endorsement of H. Res. 503, Establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Whip, issued the following statement on the endorsement:
 

Blue Dog Leadership Calls for Increased Defense Funding, Other Priorities to Strengthen Nation’s Defense

WASHINGTON—Today, Blue Dog Coalition leadership sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers, House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman Betty McCollum, and House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Ranking Member Ken Calvert, outlining the Coalition’s main priorities for the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Fiscal Year 2022 Depart

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:

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