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Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Combat Domestic Terrorism Threat

WASHINGTON—In the wake of two mass shootings in less than 24 hours in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 1931, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2019, to address the growing threat of white supremacists and other violent right-wing extremists. In the House, the legislation was introduced by Blue Dog Reps.

What They’re Saying About the Blue Dog Coalition’s Election Security Proposal

WASHINGTON—Last week, 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.

Centrist Dems Hope Post-Mueller Election Security Plan Will Give Them Leverage in 2020

The House’s most moderate Democrats are rolling out a detailed policy plan on Friday aimed at countering foreign election interference, in hopes that they can refocus the post-Mueller Report discussion away from impeachment and instead revive election security measures languishing in Mitch McConnell’s Senate.

 

ICYMI: Blue Dogs Announce Comprehensive, Bipartisan Response to Mueller Report

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.

Blue Dogs Call for a Comprehensive Bipartisan Effort to Secure U.S. Elections, Hold Russia Accountable, and Deter Adversaries from Future Election Interference

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.

Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Hold China Accountable for Funneling Illicit Fentanyl into the United States

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 2483, Fentanyl Sanctions Act. This legislation would apply pressure on the Chinese government to honor its commitment to make all forms of fentanyl illegal and provide the United States more tools and resources to go after illicit traffickers in China, Mexico, and other countries. It was introduced in the House by Reps.

Blue Dog Leadership Statement on House Passage of H.R. 1

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.

 

President Trump Takes Up Blue Dog Proposal to Reopen Government

WASHINGTON—Today, President Trump announced he would proceed with a deal proposed by the Blue Dog Coalition to reopen the government and then hold a substantive, bipartisan, and bicameral discussion on border security that would produce legislation to quickly pass both chambers of Congress, ideally with a veto-proof majority. The Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), issued the following statement:

 

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