Today, the chairman of the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), released the following statement in response to the failure of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, to pass the House:
The fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 5008, Presidential Inaugural Committee Oversight Act, which would increase transparency and accountability around the fundraising and spending of Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) money.
This week, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America held its first panel discussion on rural issues.
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.
The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 5259, Stemming the Tide of Rural Economic Stress and Suicide (STRESS) Act, which makes mental health treatment more available for farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers.
Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally-responsible, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)—released the following statement to thank Tuesday Group Co-Chair, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), for his service to the nation following his announcement that he would resign from the United States Congress in May:
Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally-responsible, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)—released the following statement on the Republican balanced budget amendment that failed to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Yesterday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the 2018 to 2028 Budget and Economic Outlook. According to the CBO report, the annual deficit will surpass $1 trillion by 2020, and the fiscal year 2018 budget deficit increased by 21 percent to $804 billion.
Today, in an exclusive USA Today editorial, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America called on Congress to repeal the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.
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).
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A group of conservative House Democrats is embracing some elements of a GOP plan to cut taxes, potentially creating an opening for Republicans to win bipartisan support.
If Congress wants to find out the best strategy to ensure long-term success on tax reform, it must look to its history. The last time Congress passed a comprehensive, bipartisan overhaul of our tax system was over three decades ago. The 1986 tax reform drive was successful because it was an open, bipartisan effort.
Blue Dog Leadership Responds to the U.S. National Debt Surpassing $20 Trillion. Earlier this month, U.S. national debt surpassed $20 trillion for the first time in our nation’s history, and it’s continuing to increase at an alarming rate. The co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition—Reps.
Here’s what the Blue Dogs have been up to since the House of Representatives was last in session in June 2017. We hope you enjoy catching up on all of the great work our members are doing for the American people.
The Blue Dog Coalition of centrist House Democrats is asking for input from K Street as it seeks to formulate a set of principles on tax reform and work with Republicans on the issue.
In 1994, when Republicans won the House for the first time in four decades, a band of fiscally conservative Democrats had a simple explanation: Their party had moved too far to the left.
The leadership of the Blue Dog Coalition issued the following statement today in response to the release of the President’s FY2015 budget proposal: