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Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

Yesterday, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America held its second panel discussion on rural issues. The Task Force met with representatives of the U.S.

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 4362, Fairness for Rural Veterans Act, a bill that makes it easier for rural communities to compete for federal funding to build new state veterans nursing homes. The bill was introduced by Rep.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

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:
 

May 15, 2018 Press Release

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.

Apr 25, 2018 Press Release

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.

Apr 19, 2018 Press Release

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.

Apr 17, 2018 Press Release

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:

Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

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:
 

Apr 10, 2018 Press Release

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.

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In The News

Oct 4, 2017 In The News

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.

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Oct 4, 2017 In The News

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.

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Sep 25, 2017 In The News

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.

Jul 10, 2017 In The News

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.

Jun 16, 2017 In The News

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.

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Jun 3, 2015 In The News

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.

Mar 5, 2014 In The News

The leadership of the Blue Dog Coalition issued the following statement today in response to the release of the President’s FY2015 budget proposal:

 

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