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.
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition and numerous House Republicans, including members of the Republican Tuesday Group, sent a letter to House and Senate leadership calling on them to come to a bipartisan agreement that will fully fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2020.
WASHINGTON—Today, members of the Blue Dog Coalition released a comprehensive plan to help restore fiscal discipline in Congress. The Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform outlines an extensive list of priorities that help reduce our budget deficits and begin to bring down our national debt. Today, the national debt is more than $22 trillion—an unprecedented amount. On the current path, next year, the federal government will spend more servicing interest on the debt than all federal funding that supports children in the United States.
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, released a package of legislative proposals in response to the conclusions presented in Volume I of the Mueller Report regarding Russia’s attack against the U.S. political system and attempts to interfere in the 2016 election.
Today, the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) issued the following statement on H.R. 1, For the People Act of 2019, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 1 included several Blue Dog Coalition priorities, such as securing our elections, redistricting reform, increasing transparency on Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) funding, and increasing oversight to prevent government leaders from misusing tax dollars on lavish flights and unnecessary military air travel.
WASHINGTON—Today, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:
The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 270, Government Shutdown Impact Report Act of 2019, which was introduced by Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), the Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair for Policy.
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.
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: