Armed Forces and National Security

Armed Forces and National Security

Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Hold China Accountable for Funneling Illicit Fentanyl into the United States

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 2483, Fentanyl Sanctions Act. This legislation would apply pressure on the Chinese government to honor its commitment to make all forms of fentanyl illegal and provide the United States more tools and resources to go after illicit traffickers in China, Mexico, and other countries. It was introduced in the House by Reps.

President Trump Takes Up Blue Dog Proposal to Reopen Government

WASHINGTON—Today, President Trump announced he would proceed with a deal proposed by the Blue Dog Coalition to reopen the government and then hold a substantive, bipartisan, and bicameral discussion on border security that would produce legislation to quickly pass both chambers of Congress, ideally with a veto-proof majority. The Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), issued the following statement:

 

Blue Dog Leadership Responds to Reports of President Trump Suggesting U.S. Withdrawal from NATO

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) issued the following statement in response to the New York Times report revealing that, last year, President Trump suggested withdrawing the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

 

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.