Armed Forces and National Security

Armed Forces and National Security

Blue Dogs Endorse Bipartisan Bill to Combat Opioid Overprescription to Military Servicemembers and Veterans

The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 6165, the Combating Opioid Misuse Before Addiction for our Troops (COMBAT) Act. This bipartisan bill prevents the overprescription of opioids to active duty servicemembers, their families, and retirees who use TRICARE by requiring the Department of Defense to implement a seven day first-fill limit for opioid prescriptions.

Blue Dog Coalition Endorses Bill to Hold Putin, Others Accountable for Election Meddling

The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 4884, the Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act, a House companion to S. 2313 which was introduced by U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in January. The House bill was co-authored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Blue Dog Task Force on National Defense co-chair, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL).

Blue Dogs Support Ensuring FBI, Intelligence Community Coordinates Refugee Screening

WASHINGTON – Today the Blue Dog Coalition announced their support for H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015, as currently drafted. The bill simply adds Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) review and unanimous agreement between the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and the Director of National Intelligence before refugees from Iraq and Syria are admitted to the United States.