WASHINGTON—Today, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), issued the following statement in response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remarks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2019 Fiscal Summit, where she reaffirmed her support for the bipartisan Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rule, which requires Congress to pay for new priorities:
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House Democratic leadership calling for leadership to abide by the bipartisan Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rule, which requires Congress to pay for new priorities.
WASHINGTON—Today, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), issued the following statement on the White House meeting between Democratic Leadership and President Trump on infrastructure:
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)—and the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on Rural Opportunity—Reps.
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 2483, Fentanyl Sanctions Act.
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn launched a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide.
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.
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.
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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