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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.
Mar 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to national security, announced its endorsement of the bipartisan Commission on Domestic Terrorism Act of 2021, which would create an independent, bipartisan commission and be modeled after the 9/11 Commission to investigate the federal
Mar 10, 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 House passage of H.R. 1319, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021:
Mar 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed a Blue Dog Coalition-backed redistricting reform measure as part of H.R 1, For the People Act. Included in H.R. 1 is language that is very similar to Rep. Jim Cooper’s John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act, which eliminates partisan gerrymandering from the congressional redistricting process by requiring each state to establish an independent, bipartisan redistricting commission to redraw congressional district lines once every 10 years that reflect contiguous communities.
Feb 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to national security, announced its endorsement of two bills to help combat the threat of domestic terrorism and protect our nation’s classified information from those who participated in the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol and members of the QAnon conspiracy movement.
Feb 5, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Ed Case (HI-01), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05)—sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Lead Chuck Schumer calling for a vote on a standalone bill focused on the vaccine development and distribution portion of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which calls for $20 billion in funding from Congress. This vote would take place while Congress continues to craft and move forward with a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package as fast as possible.
Jan 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Communications and Outreach and a former police officer, issued the following statement on the death of Officer Brian Sicknick, a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police, who died on January 7, 2021 due to injuries sustained while serving in the line of duty to defend the U.S.

Jan 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth on the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rule in response to H.Res. 8, which was passed by the House of Representatives.

Specifically, the letter was signed by Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), Ed Case (HI-01), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05).

Jan 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition announced its leadership for the 117th Congress. The Coalition has a total of 18 members, representing districts from Maine to Hawaii, who are dedicated to the organization’s longstanding policy focus of fiscal responsibility, a strong national defense, and a pragmatic approach to governance.



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.