Blue Dog Coalition

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Budget & Deficit Reduction

Blue Dog Leadership Statement on Disaster Relief, Debt Ceiling, Government Funding Package

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 in response to Congress passing legislation that provides aid for disaster relief, funds the government, and raises the debt ceiling:

Blue Dog Coalition Endorses Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s Balanced Budget Amendment

Today, the fiscally-responsible Democratic Blue Dog Coalition announced that it has endorsed H.J. Res. 107, Balanced Budget Amendment, which was authored and introduced by Rep. Stephanie Murphy, co-chair for the Blue Dog Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility. Rep. Murphy was the first House Democrat to introduce a Balanced Budget Amendment during the 115th Congress.

Blue Dog Coalition Endorses No Budget, No Pay Act

The fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed the H.R. 1779, No Budget, No Pay Act, authored by Blue Dog Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN) and co-sponsored by several other Blue Dog members. No Budget, No Pay would stop congressional pay if Congress fails to pass America’s budget bills on time.

A longtime advocate for congressional reform, Rep. Cooper first introduced the No Budget, No Pay Act in 2011 after a constituent in Nashville, Tennessee, asked why Congress is allowed to miss budget and tax deadlines while the public has no such luxury.

Blue Dog Co-Chairs React to President Trump’s Budget

Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally responsible Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Dan Lipinski (D-IL)—issued the following statement on President Trump’s budget:

“The Blue Dogs have a strong history of influencing the budget debate in Congress with a bipartisan approach and commonsense solutions. We will continue working across the aisle, leading the way to pursue fiscally-responsible policies that balance our budget and reduce our unsustainable debt.