Press Releases

Jul 8, 2009
Members hail legislation as critical to reforming government and restoring bipartisanship in Congress

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition announced their official endorsement of the bipartisan, bicameral Fairness and Independence in Redistricting (FAIR) Act, H.R.

Jun 22, 2009
Blue Dogs urge the Senate to join House in restoring fiscal discipline to the federal government

Today, for the first time in over 10 years, the House voted to give pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules the force of law, a move that would bring a level of fiscal discipline to the federal government not seen since Congress balanced the budget in the 1990’s.  Passage of the “Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009” not only represents an unprecedented step forward in the Blue Dogs’ fight to restore fiscal

Jun 9, 2009

Today, leaders of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition stood in strong support of President Obama as he urged members of both the House and Senate to pass legislation requiring that any new mandatory government spending be matched with budget cuts or savings elsewhere.  In a press conference with members of the Coalition, the President announced his support for legislation th

Apr 28, 2009
Legislation would give pay-as-you-go rules force of law in House, Senate

Today, under the leadership of Representative Baron Hill (D-IN), the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition unveiled H.R.

Mar 20, 2009

Today, Representative Charlie Melancon (D-LA), a leader of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its updated deficit projection.

Feb 24, 2009

Today, leaders of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s remarks before tonight’s joint session of Congress. 

Feb 23, 2009

Leading members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition released the following statements today after attending the fiscal responsibility summit hosted by President Obama at the White House:

Feb 23, 2009

Today, Blue Dog leaders released the following statement in response to reports that President Obama will propose a return to the statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) requirements of the 1990’s, a longstanding priority of the Blue Dogs and a move that would strengthen the PAYGO rule considerably, rendering it a more effective tool for deficit reduction. 

Feb 10, 2009
Members vow to work with the President to restore fiscal responsibility, accountability to government

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition met with President Obama at the White House to discuss the need for long-term fiscal reform, including ways to balance the budget and bring much-needed accountability to the federal government.  Blue Dogs have been longstanding advocates of responsible fiscal policy and have committed to working with the President and lea

Jan 14, 2009
House Passes Blue Dog Endorsed Legislation Mandating Hearings on Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Today the House passed H.Res. 40, a measure introduced by Tennessee Representative John Tanner and hailed by the Blue Dog Coalition as a way to bring an unprecedented level of responsibility and accountability to the federal government.  H.Res.

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