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Jun 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition announced the addition of Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) to the Coalition’s leadership and other leadership changes for the 117th Congress. These changes adhere to the Coalition’s bylaws, which prohibit Members from serving in the same Coalition co-chair position for more than one Congress.
Jun 2, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, calling for the funds to expand broadband in the pending infrastructure legislation to be flexible.
May 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the Blue Dog Coalition’s Task Force on National Security, issued the following statement on House passage of the bipartisan National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act:
May 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Communications, issued the following statement on President Biden’s meeting with House and Senate leadership of both parties:
May 10, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced that Andy LaVigne has joined the Coalition’s staff as Executive Director. LaVigne previously served as the Political Director for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
Apr 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Communications and Outreach, issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s address to the joint session of Congress:
Apr 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition announced it has welcomed freshman Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) to its ranks. In total, the Blue Dog Coalition has 19 members.
Apr 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Last week, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Policy, Rep. Ed Case (HI-01), delivered remarks before the House Budget Committee to call for a fiscally responsible budget.
Mar 31, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition—Reps.


In The News

Aug 14, 2020 In The News

The headlines speak for themselves. Washington Post noted it’s a different kind of Blue Dog Coalition today.

Feb 19, 2020 In The News

When he organized the first retreat of the Blue Dog Coalition in 1995, then-Rep. John Tanner reserved 50 rooms at a resort on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Jun 24, 2019 In The News

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.


Jun 11, 2019 In The News

Top members of the centrist Democrat Blue Dog Coalition are holding out hope for bipartisan accomplishments on pressing infrastructure projects.


Jun 5, 2019 In The News

Members of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats, are cautioning the party's leadership against disregarding the caucus’ pay-as-you-go rule.


Jun 4, 2019 In The News

When Mikie Sherrill first ran into the congressional Blue Dog coalition in 2018, she wasn’t sure it would be the place for her.


May 7, 2019 In The News

Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a veiled shot at Rep. Stephanie Murphy during a closed-door meeting after the centrist Florida Democrat bucked party leaders on a contentious immigration vote.


Apr 9, 2019 In The News

A group of moderate House Democrats is proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as they try to further distance themselves from the party’s progressive wing, which is backing big boosts in spending for social programs and infrastructure.


Feb 27, 2019 In The News

You might not have heard much about us, but the moderates are in the House.


Nov 28, 2018 In The News

The Blue Dog Coalition on Tuesday elected three new co-chairs — all current freshmen — to lead the group of two dozen fiscally conservative Democrats in the next Congress. 

Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy will serve as the administration co-chair, Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran as the policy co-chair and California Rep. Lou Correa as the communications co-chair.