Today, the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition formally endorsed a House resolution introduced by Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) urging the Speaker of the House to follow regular order, request a budget conference with the Senate and appoint conferees.
Budget & Deficit Reduction
On behalf of the fiscally conservative, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, issued the following statement today after voting on numerous House budget proposals this week.
Tonight, Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Co-Chair of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:
“The Blue Dogs share the President’s commitment to taking a balanced approach to reducing our federal debt and deficits and stopping the ill-fated short term spending measures that are crippling our nation’s fiscal health and national security.
Written by Alan Ota
Blue Dog Democrats are hunting for the middle ground in the partisan fight over spending and taxes, and they are looking at centrist Republicans as potential allies.