Government Operations and Politics

Government Operations and Politics

Blue Dog Coalition Members Ranked Most Bipartisan House Democrats in 2017

Yesterday, the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy announced the 2017 Bipartisan Index Rankings for members of Congress. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), a founding member of the Blue Dog Coalition, ranked in the top spot on the 2017 Bipartisan Index out of all members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) was the highest-ranked House Democratic freshman. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Blue Dog Co-Chair Rep.

Blue Dog Leadership to House Republican Leadership: Look to the Middle to Get Washington Working Again

Today, the Blue Dog Coalition’s co-chair for administration, Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), and co-chair for communications, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), released the following statement on the proposed Continuing Resolution as a result of a deal brokered by a bipartisan group of Senators to open the federal government:

Blue Dogs Endorse the Taxpayers DIME Act in Response to Cabinet Officials Wasting Taxpayer Money on Luxury Travel

Following recent reports that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent over $14,000 on government helicopters to travel to and from official events near Washington, D.C, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 3879, the Taxpayers Don’t Incur Meaningless Expenses (Taxpayers DIME) Act. This bill was spearheaded by the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on Government Reform and Accountability, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR).

Blue Dog Coalition Endorses Legislation to Stop Gerrymandering

The fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed two pieces of legislation authored by Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) in an effort to stop gerrymandering and to reveal the secret congressional redistricting process to all Americans. This has been a longstanding priority of the Blue Dogs during times of both Democratic and Republican majorities in Congress.