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Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the 2018 Long-Term Budget Outlook report. According to the CBO, federal debt held by the public will approach 100 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) within the next 10 years and 152 percent of GDP by 2048—far surpassing any amount of debt our country has ever held.

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:

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In The News

Aug 12, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

The Blue Dog Coalition is urging the newly formed congressional debt-reduction panel to work together toward a bipartisan agreement.

Jul 21, 2011 In The News
by Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT), Blue Dog Coalition

Jun 15, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

Several members of the Blue Dog Coalition are pressing 12 independent federal agencies to conduct reviews of their regulations that they could save upward of $1 billion and help create jobs.

Jun 15, 2011 In The News
by Jonathan Allen

Blue Dog Democrats sent a letter to a dozen federal agencies asking them to undertake reviews of their regulations and procedures to find inefficiencies, even though they were left out of the administration’s mandate that other departments do the same.

Apr 21, 2011 In The News
BY PAUL BEEBE

A bipartisan bill in Congress to jump-start the production and use of natural gas-powered vehicles is the best way for America to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse emissions, Utah Rep. Jim Matheson said Thursday.

Apr 8, 2011 In The News
Video:  Congressman Mike Ross, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, calls for bipartisanship in Congress and the need for Republicans and Democrats to come together to develop a long-term plan to rein in spending and reduce the deficit.

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Apr 1, 2011 In The News
Video:  Congressman Heath Shuler, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration, discusses the debt and the need for a bipartisan plan to put the country on a path to long-term fiscal sustainability.

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Mar 30, 2011 In The News
by Charles Pope

Rep. Kurt Schrader steps into the poisoned atmosphere of congressional budget talks today, offering an alternative spending blueprint he hopes will avert a government shutdown while shrinking historic deficits.

Mar 30, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

With a budget battle raging in Congress, the Blue Dog Coalition laid out its benchmarks on Wednesday to cut $4 trillion from the deficit in 10 years while urging lawmakers to work together on a long-term plan.

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