Blue Dog Coalition Adds Whip Position to Leadership

Dec 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced that Representative-Elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) will be a member of the Coalition’s leadership team as the Co-Chair for Whip. The Co-Chair for Whip will serve alongside the other Co-Chairs to help lead the Blue Dog Coalition in the fight to restore the American Dream and put our country on the path to prosperity. The Coalition will continue to focus on its long-held mission to pursue commonsense, bipartisan solutions that will get our country’s fiscal house in order and ensure a strong national defense.

The Blue Dog Coalition’s leadership for the 116th Congress will include:

  • Representative Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Co-Chair for Administration
  • Representative Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Co-Chair for Policy
  • Representative Lou Correa (CA-46), Co-Chair for Communications
  • Representative Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Co-Chair
  • Representative-Elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Co-Chair for Whip

“The Blue Dog Coalition has always and will continue to consist of members who unite around its core policy focus of fiscal responsibility and a strong national security,” said Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), incoming Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications. “The Democrats are going into the majority and this Coalition is growing because of the new members who have pledged to reflect the values of their districts and break the gridlock in Congress. We’re proud to elevate the voices of our new members and give them a seat at the table as we fight to restore the American Dream and put our country on the path to prosperity.”

“I'm honored to have been selected to be the Whip for the Blue Dog Coalition in the upcoming session of Congress,” said Congressman-Elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), incoming Blue Dog Co-Chair for Whip. “The Coalition shares many of the concerns I heard about regularly on the campaign trail this year, including working on both sides of the aisle to achieve fiscally-responsible solutions to important issues, including the need for affordable, quality health care; better jobs; and tax policy that helps the middle class get ahead. I look forward to working with the other members of the Coalition to develop policies to improve America’s economy.”