Government Operations and Politics

Government Operations and Politics

The Hill Opinion: It's Time to Strengthen Protections for Government Watchdogs to Protect Our Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON—Today, in an exclusive op-ed in The Hill, members of the Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-05), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Ed Case (HI-01)—called on Congress to take up the Blue Dog-backed Inspectors General Independence Act in order to protect our taxpayer dollars during a time of unprecedented spending.

Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Empower, Protect Inspectors General

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of the Inspectors General Independence Act, which establishes seven-year terms for Inspectors General (IGs) and protects them from politically-motivated firings by only allowing for removal for cause. The bill was introduced by Rep.

Blue Dogs Endorse Bipartisan Bill to Establish 9/11-Style Commission on U.S. Pandemic Preparedness and Response

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 6429, National Commission on COVID-19 Act, which would establish bipartisan commission to assess the United States’ preparation for and response to pandemics.

Blue Dog Coalition Policy Task Forces Release Recommendations for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition released its policy recommendations for both Congress and the Trump Administration to consider as they continue to respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The recommendations were developed within the policy parameters of the Blue Dog Coalition’s five policy task forces.

Blue Dogs Endorse Funding Deadline Enforcement Act

WASHINGTON—Today, the fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition announced its endorsement of H.R. 5226, Funding Deadline Enforcement Act, which would force Congress to pass all appropriations bills on time instead of relying on temporary Continuing Resolutions (CRs). Specifically, the bill would prevent House and Senate members from using official Congressional funds to travel if they miss the annual October 1 deadline to send all appropriations bills to the President’s desk for a signature.

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