Budget & Deficit Reduction

Blue Dog Co-Chairs Respond to President Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan

WASHINGTON – Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally responsible Democratic Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Dan Lipinski (D-IL)—­­released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan: 

"The Blue Dogs are committed to working with our colleagues across the aisle to improve the lives of all Americans and solve our nation’s ongoing fiscal crisis.

Blue Dogs Urge House Leaders To Pass Big, Bipartisan Budget Deal

Co-chairs of the fiscally conservative, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Jim Cooper (D-TN), John Barrow (D-GA) and Jim Matheson (D-UT)—today sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reaffirming the Coalition’s commitment to tackling our nation’s long-term debt and deficit problems and offering support for a comprehensive budget solution.

Blue Dog Recess Roundup

Blue Dogs to President: ‘Time to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Has Come’: Members of the fiscally conservative, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to President  Obama earlier this month to express their strong support for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The letter highlighted the positive economic and national security effects of constructing the pipeline, most notably increased job creation and decreased American dependence on foreign sources of oil.