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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.

 

Dec 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden calling on the incoming Administration to prioritize bipartisan legislation that pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic response and the economic recovery.

Dec 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), Co-Chair for Communications of the Blue Dog Coalition, issued the following statement on House passage of the fifth bipartisan COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of the Blue Dog Coalition’s priorities:

Dec 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Communications, issued the following statement in response to reports of an imminent deal on a fifth COVID-19 relief package: 

 

Dec 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Communications, issued the following statement regarding the ongoing negotiations for a fifth COVID-19 relief package: 
 

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In The News

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:

 

Jan 15, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition is expanding its ranks in the U.S. House of Representatives by adding Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). These additions bring the coalition’s total membership to 19.

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

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):

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

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.

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