Budget & Deficit Reduction

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.

Blue Dog Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

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.