In The News

Oct 12, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

House Blue Dogs are on board with a temporary corporate tax holiday they argue will boost economic growth.

The group joined a growing bipartisan chorus pressing the congressional deficit-reduction committee to give U.S. multinational corporations a tax break in exchange for investing at home.

Sep 23, 2011 In The News

A few years ago, the federal government issued a regulation requiring banks to change their disclosure statements so that solid vertical lines separated columns on the sheet. Some small community banks were not able to easily create these vertical lines in their new electronic forms as required, so to improvise they used lines made of asterisks instead. 

Sep 15, 2011 In The News
By Elizabeth Titus

Moderate Blue Dog Democrats — who often seek distance from the liberal core of their party — are planning to introduce a set of small-business proposals on Thursday that focus on extending loan provisions and increasing the government’s small-business procurement goals.

Sep 14, 2011 In The News
By Russell Berman

Add the centrist Blue Dog Democrat coalition to the list of groups pushing the deficit reduction “supercommittee” to expand its ambitions and find much more than $1.5 trillion in budget savings.

Sep 14, 2011 In The News

Just how powerful is the special “Super Committee” that Congress created to recommend long-term deficit reduction? A task force of prominent budget experts concluded on Wednesday that the 12-member bicameral panel has far more power than many realize, and could work well past a November deadline in pursuit of a “grand bargain” of entitlement and tax reforms.

Sep 14, 2011 In The News
Blue Dog Coalition Press Conference on Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction


Sep 9, 2011 In The News
The Early Show

Rep. Jim Cooper discusses extreme polarization in Washington and the need for more bipartisan cooperation in Congress on CBS' The Early Show.

Aug 12, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

The Blue Dog Coalition is urging the newly formed congressional debt-reduction panel to work together toward a bipartisan agreement.

Jul 21, 2011 In The News
by Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT), Blue Dog Coalition

Jun 15, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

Several members of the Blue Dog Coalition are pressing 12 independent federal agencies to conduct reviews of their regulations that they could save upward of $1 billion and help create jobs.