Press Releases

Jul 28, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Communications, issued the following statement on the bipartisan infrastructure deal achieved in the United States Senate:
 
Jul 22, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to national security, announced its endorsement of two pieces of legislation aimed at supporting the efforts of the United States to counter the Chinese government’s influence around the world.
 
Jul 14, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling for the establishme
Jun 30, 2021
Endorsement Builds on Coalition’s Efforts to Address Domestic Terrorism Threat
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to national security, announced its endorsement of H. Res. 503, Establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Whip, issued the following statement on the endorsement:
 
Jun 24, 2021
Priorities include measures to counter China, strengthen oversight of defense spending, and boost cyber capabilities
WASHINGTON—Today, Blue Dog Coalition leadership sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers, House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman Betty McCollum, and House
Jun 15, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition announced the addition of Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) to the Coalition’s leadership and other leadership changes for the 117th Congress. These changes adhere to the Coalition’s bylaws, which prohibit Members from serving in the same Coalition co-chair position for more than one Congress.
Jun 2, 2021
Blue Dogs say rural America deserves access to same Internet speeds as urban, suburban communities
WASHINGTON—Today, members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, calling for the funds to expand broadband in the pending infrastructure legislation to be flexible.
May 19, 2021
Legislation Includes Key Elements that Mirror Rep. Sherrill’s Bipartisan, Blue Dog-Backed Bill
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the Blue Dog Coalition’s Task Force on National Security, issued the following statement on House passage of the bipartisan National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act:
 
May 12, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Communications, issued the following statement on President Biden’s meeting with House and Senate leadership of both parties:
 
May 10, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced that Andy LaVigne has joined the Coalition’s staff as Executive Director. LaVigne previously served as the Political Director for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

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