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Blue Dogs Endorse Bill to Crackdown on Domestic Terrorism

The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 4918, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, which is aimed at preventing acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists and other extremist groups. This is a companion bill to legislation first introduced in the Senate by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). The House bill was introduced by Blue Dogs Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), and Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), as well as Rep.

Blue Dog Coalition Calls for Public Hearings on Domestic Terrorism Related to White Supremacist Groups

Today, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Defense, sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Michael McCaul, calling for public hearings focused on domestic terrorism related to white supremacist groups.

Blue Dog Coalition Endorses Rep. Sinema’s Legislation to Combat Terrorism Financing, Passes the House

Today, H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives, 419-3. This bill includes Blue Dog-endorsed legislation designed to combat terrorism financing. The legislation, written by Blue Dog Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), establishes a whole-of-government strategy to combat the financing of terrorism.

Blue Dog Recess Roundup

Blue Dogs to President: ‘Time to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Has Come’: Members of the fiscally conservative, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to President  Obama earlier this month to express their strong support for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The letter highlighted the positive economic and national security effects of constructing the pipeline, most notably increased job creation and decreased American dependence on foreign sources of oil.

Blue Dogs to President: ‘Time to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Has Come’

Members of the fiscally conservative, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition have sent a letter to President Obama to express their strong support for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The letter highlighted the positive economic and national security effects of constructing the pipeline, most notably increased job creation and decreased American dependence on foreign sources of oil.