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Apr 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on Infrastructure and Job Creation—Reps. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)—issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s meeting on infrastructure with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other members of House and Senate Democratic leadership.

 

Apr 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, the fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition announced that it has endorsed a Balanced Budget Amendment, which was authored by Rep. Ben McAdams (UT-04), co-chair for the Blue Dog Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility and Government Reform. Rep.

Apr 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted unanimously to pass Blue Dog Coalition-endorsed legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs and increase transparency in the drug pricing system.

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Apr 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced that Adam Finkel has joined the Coalition’s staff as Policy Coordinator.

Mar 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced its endorsement of two bipartisan bills to lower the cost of prescription drugs and increase transparency in the drug pricing system. The endorsed legislation is the Payment Commission Act and the Bringing Low-cost Options and Competition while Keeping Incentives for New Generics (BLOCKING) Act.

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Mar 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Florida Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition, took part in a hearing in Congress where she criticized the Trump Administration’s approach to fiscal discipline. At a Ways and Means hearing on the President’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, Murphy questioned U.S.

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced its endorsement of H.R. 129, No Budget, No Pay Act, which was authored by Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) and co-sponsored by several other Blue Dog members.

Mar 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget proposal:

 

Mar 8, 2019 Press Release

Today, the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) issued the following statement on H.R. 1, For the People Act of 2019, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R.

Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition’s Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility and Government Reform—Reps. Ed Case (HI-01) and Ben McAdams (UT-04)—delivered remarks before the House Budget Committee to draw attention to the national debt and call for a fiscally-responsible budget.

 

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In The News

Jan 8, 2014 In The News

Congressman Kurt Schrader, co-chair of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, today released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC):


Dec 18, 2013 In The News

Blue Dogs Urge Budget Conferees and House Leadership to Find Bi-Partisan Solutions To Nation’s Fiscal Challenges: Earlier this month, the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition, along with three members of the moderate Republican “Tuesday Group,” sent a letter to Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray committing to work with them “on a bipartisan solution that solves our nati

Dec 18, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kurt Schrader, co-chair of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, today released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT):

Feb 11, 2013 In The News

Written by Alan Ota

Blue Dog Democrats are hunting for the middle ground in the partisan fight over spending and taxes, and they are looking at centrist Republicans as potential allies.

Feb 5, 2013 In The News
Written by Byron Tau 

“It’s something we plan to do from time to time,” Dent said at an event hosted by the Republican Main Street Partnership, another group that represents GOP moderates.

Meetings across the aisle worked in the past to help build consensus, Dent said.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News
By Ronnie Shows and Charlie Melancon

Dec 2, 2012 In The News
By U.S. Rep John Barrow, Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair for Policy

Congress has a lot of unfinished work before the end of the year. But if the last election has taught us anything — especially the election in the 12th Congressional District — it’s that folks are tired of business as usual in Washington.

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.

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