Budget & Deficit Reduction

Blue Dogs Endorse Rep. McAdams’ Balanced Budget Amendment

WASHINGTON— Today, the fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition announced that it has endorsed a Balanced Budget Amendment, which was authored by Rep. Ben McAdams (UT-04), co-chair for the Blue Dog Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility and Government Reform. Rep. McAdams is the first House Democrat to introduce a Balanced Budget Amendment during the 116th Congress.


ICYMI: Blue Dog Co-Chair to Treasury Secretary: Hypocrisy in Trump Budget Too Much to Bear

WASHINGTON—Florida Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition, took part in a hearing in Congress where she criticized the Trump Administration’s approach to fiscal discipline. At a Ways and Means hearing on the President’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, Murphy questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on the Administration’s failure to acknowledge the threat of our growing debt.

ICYMI: Blue Dog Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility & Government Reform Calls on Budget Committee to Address the Debt

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition’s Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility and Government Reform—Reps. Ed Case (HI-01) and Ben McAdams (UT-04)—delivered remarks before the House Budget Committee to draw attention to the national debt and call for a fiscally-responsible budget.


You can watch the full remarks by Rep. Ed Case here and Rep. Ben McAdams here.


CNN Opinion: Blue Dog Leadership Calls on Democrats to Embrace Fiscal Discipline

WASHINGTON—Today, in an exclusive CNN Opinion editorial, the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)—pointed out President Trump’s failure to mention the nation’s looming fiscal crisis during last week’s State of the Union address.

Blue Dog Leadership Statement on the Republican Balanced Budget Amendment

Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally-responsible, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)—released the following statement on the Republican balanced budget amendment that failed to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“Fixing our nation’s debt must be a priority for everyone in Washington—not an afterthought.

Blue Dog Coalition Responds to CBO’s 2018 to 2028 Budget and Economic Outlook

Yesterday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the 2018 to 2028 Budget and Economic Outlook. According to the CBO report, the annual deficit will surpass $1 trillion by 2020, and the fiscal year 2018 budget deficit increased by 21 percent to $804 billion. Although the CBO predicts real GDP growth will reach 3.3 percent this year, GDP growth is predicted to drop sharply over the next 10 years to 1.7 percent.