In The News

Nov 14, 2012 In The News
By Sen.-elect Joe Donnelly

Congress has work to do. Much of this work will require members to find solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing issues. I think we can all agree that our first priority should be our nation’s economic recovery and getting Americans back to work in good-paying, stable jobs.

Sep 19, 2012 In The News
Written by Andrew Reeser

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Congress passed a bill Wednesday introduced by Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) that will cut funding for the General Services Administration to buy vehicles for the federal government fleet by 20 percent. The government fleet currently has more than 700,000 vehicles, and this bill will substantially reduce that number.
May 18, 2012 In The News

By U.S. Congressman John Barrow, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Policy

Journalists in Washington and other places have reported for at least the past year and a half on the so-called end of the moderate in Congress. I’ll be the first to admit that there are fewer moderate members of Congress than there were in the last Congress. And after Election Day, there may be fewer still.

May 2, 2012 In The News
By Joseph Cotto

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Mar 22, 2012 In The News
On Wednesday evening during markup of Chairman Paul Ryan’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget in the House Budget Committee, U.S. Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration, offered an amendment calling for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that includes both spending cuts and tax reform.
Mar 8, 2012 In The News
By Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Vice Chair of the Blue Dog Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility

Congressman Jim Cooper writes in The Atlantic about the obsolete laws that are harming Congress and the nation. This article is part of The Atlantic’s new ongoing series, “America the Fixable.”

Mar 5, 2012 In The News
By Frances Seward

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Feb 17, 2012 In The News
By Rep. Mike Michaud of Maine

Feb 1, 2012 In The News
The Blue Dogs are adding their bark to chorus of congressional voices calling for quick action on legislation aimed at tightening laws that prohibit lawmakers and their aides from using inside information to make financial trades.

Nov 9, 2011 In The News
By Reps. Joe Donnelly and Dan Boren

In a time of seemingly endless partisanship, there is one thing that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can agree on: We still have a lot of work to do to see our economy recover.