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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 Back Raising the Bar Act to Address Terrorist Content on Social Media

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 5209, Raising the Bar Act of 2019, which would help hold social media companies accountable and stop the spread of terrorist content online in a way that would “raise the bar” for social media companies to shut down terrorist activity on their platforms. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Max Rose (NY-11), Co-Chair of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security and Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism.

Blue Dog Leadership Responds to Reports of Russia Meddling in the 2020 Election

WASHINGTON—Today, in response to the New York Times report revealing that U.S. intelligence officials briefed lawmakers that Russia is meddling in the 2020 election in an attempt to get President Trump re-elected, the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration and former Department of Defense national security specialist, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) issued the following statement:

Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Voting Systems

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 4990, the Election Technology Research Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) new resources to conduct research to promote the security and modernization of U.S. voting systems. The legislation was introduced in the House by Blue Dog member, Rep.

Blue Dogs Demand Comprehensive National Security Strategy in Response to Threats Posed by Iran, Proxies Following U.S. Operation to Kill Qasem Soleimani

WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition's Task Force on National Security, Reps. Max Rose (NY-11) and Kendra Horn (OK-05), issued the following statement calling for the Trump Administration to produce a comprehensive national security strategy to address the threats posed by Iran and its proxies following the U.S. operation to kill Qasem Soleimani:

 

Blue Dogs Call on House, Senate Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding for States to Enhance Election Security

WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition and the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees calling for robust funding for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in order to support its grant funding for states, territories, and the District of Columbia, to strengthen protections of their elec

Blue Dog Members Introduce Coalition-Endorsed Bipartisan, Bicameral Protect Our Elections Act

WASHINGTON—This week, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security—Reps. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02) and Kendra Horn (OK-05)—and other members of the Blue Dog Coalition joined several House Republicans to introduce the House version of the bipartisan, bicameral Protect Our Elections Act, which would prohibit foreign ownership or control of U.S. elections systems.

Blue Dog Leadership Sends Letter to House, Senate Leadership Calling for Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition and the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security, sent a letter to leadership of both parties and both chambers of Congress calling for an immediate bipartisan, bicameral effort to bring bipartisan election security legislation the floors of both chambers for a vote.

 

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