Press Releases

Dec 1, 2010
Matheson to fiscal commission members: “This is your moment of truth”
Today, Representative Jim Matheson (D-UT), Co-Chair of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, issued the following statement after the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform released its comprehensive report to address the nation’s long-term fiscal crisis.

Jul 22, 2010
Blue Dogs make headway in effort to reduce wasteful government spending
Today, President Obama signed into law the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, bipartisan legislation to eliminate $110 billion in waste, fraud and abuse resulting from poor oversight and accountability on the part of federal government agencies.
Jun 22, 2010
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.

Jun 22, 2010
Today, under the leadership of Representative Glenn Nye (D-VA) and Representative Charlie Wilson (D-OH), members of the Blue Dog Coalition will introduce the Stop Waste by Eliminating Excessive Programs Act (SWEEP Act), legislation that would reduce unnecessary and wasteful government spending by creating a means to review and abolish federal programs that are inefficient, duplicative, or in other
May 12, 2010

Today, under the leadership of Representative Scott Murphy of New York, members of the Blue Dog Coalition will introduce the Tax Information for New Fiscal Oversight (INFO) Act, a commonsense budget enforcement tool that would require The Joint Committee on Tax (JCT) to provide Congress and the public with a straightforward analysis of each provision in the tax code.

May 5, 2010
Blue Dogs continue roll out of fiscal reform blueprint

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, under the leadership of Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR), announced their plans to introduce the “Preventing Waste, Fraud and Abuse Act of 2010,” a critical component of the Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform.

Apr 21, 2010
Eases Washington Gridlock through Fair, Open Redistricting

Members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition have officially endorsed legislation calling for public input in the redistricting process, a step toward easing the partisan gridlock that often blocks bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing our country.

Apr 13, 2010

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition will continue the roll out of their blueprint for fiscal reform with the introduction of the “Targeted Deficit Reduction Act of 2010.” The legislation, which sets concrete goals for deficit reduction and compels Congress to take action in order to meet those goals, would take another significant step toward putting the co

Mar 24, 2010

Today, under the leadership of Idaho Representative Walt Minnick, members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition continued the roll out of their blueprint for fiscal reform with the introduction of the Budget Enforcement Legislation Tool “BELT” Act of 2010.

Mar 16, 2010

Today, members of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, under the leadership of Indiana Representative Joe Donnelly, introduced the “Forecast for the Future Act of 2010,” a critical component of the Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform that would require Congress and the President to take into account the nation’s long term financial obligations as part of the federal budget process.

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