Press Releases

Jul 24, 2018

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 in response the release of Rep. Kevin Brady’s (R-TX) listening session framework, “Tax Reform 2.0”:

Jul 19, 2018

Yesterday, several members of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America were named as conferees for the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee, where Republican and Democratic members will come together in an effort to develop a bipartisan Farm Bill

Jul 12, 2018

Yesterday, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America held its third panel discussion on rural issues.

Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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.

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