Press Releases

Jul 17, 2008
Members Call on Congress to Address Long-Term Fiscal Challenges, Provide Permanent, Fiscally Responsible AMT Relief

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition responded to a report released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), entitled “Long-Term Effects of Indexing the Alternative Minimum Tax and Extending the Tax Reductions of 2001 and 2003.”  The report, requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, provides analysis of the long-term economic ef

Feb 4, 2008
Members Reinforce the Need for Continued Commitment to Fiscal Discipline, PAYGO Rules

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition criticized the President’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget as a clear extension of the Administration’s reckless fiscal policies over the past seven years.  Blue Dog members reinforced the importance of reversing the country’s precarious fiscal course and maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal discipline, including pay-as-you-

Jan 31, 2008

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition commended the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, for his recent statement in support of ending the irresponsible practice of funding U.S.

Oct 24, 2007
Coalition Calls on House Leadership to Demand Greater Fiscal Responsibility in Iraq

Today, the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition called on House leadership to demand greater accountability and fiscal responsibility in Iraq by supporting the War Funding Accountability Act (H.R. 714), a measure introduced by Rep.

Jul 31, 2007
SIGIR Report, Testimony Highlight Continued Waste of Taxpayer Dollars in Reconstruction Efforts

Tuesday, the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition called for House consideration of H.Res.

Jun 12, 2007
Legislation Advances Blue Dog Priorities and Takes Next Steps to Restore Fiscal Accountability to Government

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition officially unveiled the “Blue Dog Fiscal Accountability Package,” three pieces of legislation that would further restore fiscal discipline to the federal government after years of budgetary mismanagement and irresponsible deficit spending. 

May 15, 2007

Tuesday, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition held a press conference with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization bill and the need for fiscal accountability in Iraq.

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