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Oct 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to continue negotiations with the White House over the weekend on a fifth COVID-19 relief package until an agreement is reached.
 
Sep 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition announced its endorsement bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide robust support to state and local governments on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition endorsed the “March to Common Ground” framework, which was developed by members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) in order to help break
Sep 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02), a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, moderated a Rural Opportunity Roundtable discussion on small business and entrepreneurship.

Sep 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Co-Chair for Whip of the Blue Dog Coalition, moderated a discussion on mental health care and addiction treatment as part of the Coalition’s Rural Opportunity Roundtable series.
 
Sep 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition hosted its third discussion as part of the virtual Rural Opportunity Roundtable series. Specifically, today’s discussion focused on expanding access to quality, affordable health care in rural America.
 
Sep 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition hosted its second discussion as part of the virtual Rural Opportunity Roundtable series. Specifically, today’s discussion focused on expanding access to high-speed broadband internet in rural America. It was moderated by Rep.
Aug 31, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition launched its first-ever virtual Rural Opportunity Roundtable series starting with a discussion with local and tribal leaders about the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on rural and tribal communities.
 
Aug 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to restart bipartisan negotiations on a fifth COVID-19 relief package to address the current public health and economic crisis.
Aug 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced its endorsement of a set of bipartisan legislation that aims to keep American workers on payroll and to protect their jobs. Specifically, the Blue Dogs backed H.R.

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In The News

Sep 19, 2012 In The News
Written by Andrew Reeser

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Congress passed a bill Wednesday introduced by Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) that will cut funding for the General Services Administration to buy vehicles for the federal government fleet by 20 percent. The government fleet currently has more than 700,000 vehicles, and this bill will substantially reduce that number.
May 18, 2012 In The News

By U.S. Congressman John Barrow, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Policy

Journalists in Washington and other places have reported for at least the past year and a half on the so-called end of the moderate in Congress. I’ll be the first to admit that there are fewer moderate members of Congress than there were in the last Congress. And after Election Day, there may be fewer still.

May 2, 2012 In The News
By Joseph Cotto

Due to copyright laws, only excerpts are available.  To read the column, please visit the Washington Times directly at the link below.
Mar 22, 2012 In The News
On Wednesday evening during markup of Chairman Paul Ryan’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget in the House Budget Committee, U.S. Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration, offered an amendment calling for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that includes both spending cuts and tax reform.
Mar 8, 2012 In The News
By Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Vice Chair of the Blue Dog Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility

Congressman Jim Cooper writes in The Atlantic about the obsolete laws that are harming Congress and the nation. This article is part of The Atlantic’s new ongoing series, “America the Fixable.”

Mar 5, 2012 In The News
By Frances Seward

**Because a subscription is required to read the full article, only excerpts of the article are available here so as to respect copyright laws.  To read the full article, visit CQ.com or click here.
Feb 17, 2012 In The News
By Rep. Mike Michaud of Maine

Feb 1, 2012 In The News
The Blue Dogs are adding their bark to chorus of congressional voices calling for quick action on legislation aimed at tightening laws that prohibit lawmakers and their aides from using inside information to make financial trades.

Nov 9, 2011 In The News
By Reps. Joe Donnelly and Dan Boren

In a time of seemingly endless partisanship, there is one thing that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can agree on: We still have a lot of work to do to see our economy recover.

Oct 30, 2011 In The News
By U.S. Rep. John Barrow

There’s pretty much universal agreement throughout the country that our government has too many regulations on the books.

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