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Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House Democratic leadership calling for leadership to prioritize infrastructure as one of the first issues to be tackled now that the government is open.

Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, President Trump announced he would proceed with a deal proposed by the Blue Dog Coalition to reopen the government and then hold a substantive, bipartisan, and bicameral discussion on border security that would produce legislation to quickly pass both chambers of Congress, ideally with

Jan 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to leadership of both parties and both chambers of Congress regarding border security and the government shutdown.

 

Jan 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s remarks on the ongoing government shutdown negotiations:

 

Jan 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed H. Res. 6, A Resolution Providing for the House Rules of the 116th Congress, which included a measure restoring the bipartisan Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules. PAYGO requires that both mandatory spending and tax cuts must be offset to prevent increasing the national debt.

Dec 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, incoming Blue Dog Co-Chairs—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Rep.-elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)—sent a letter to House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader-Designate Steny Hoyer, calling for H.R. 1 to include significant redistricting reform, a longtime priority of the Blue Dog Coalition.

Dec 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the House passed the Farm Bill Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Under the leadership of longtime member of the Blue Dog Coalition and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep.

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.

Nov 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Earlier this week, the Blue Dog Coalition announced its leadership for the 116th Congress and inducted seven new members. Next Congress, the Coalition will fight to restore the American Dream and put our country on the path to prosperity.

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In The News

Oct 12, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

House Blue Dogs are on board with a temporary corporate tax holiday they argue will boost economic growth.

The group joined a growing bipartisan chorus pressing the congressional deficit-reduction committee to give U.S. multinational corporations a tax break in exchange for investing at home.

Sep 23, 2011 In The News


A few years ago, the federal government issued a regulation requiring banks to change their disclosure statements so that solid vertical lines separated columns on the sheet. Some small community banks were not able to easily create these vertical lines in their new electronic forms as required, so to improvise they used lines made of asterisks instead. 

Sep 15, 2011 In The News
By Elizabeth Titus

Moderate Blue Dog Democrats — who often seek distance from the liberal core of their party — are planning to introduce a set of small-business proposals on Thursday that focus on extending loan provisions and increasing the government’s small-business procurement goals.

Sep 14, 2011 In The News
By ERIC PIANIN

Just how powerful is the special “Super Committee” that Congress created to recommend long-term deficit reduction? A task force of prominent budget experts concluded on Wednesday that the 12-member bicameral panel has far more power than many realize, and could work well past a November deadline in pursuit of a “grand bargain” of entitlement and tax reforms.

Sep 14, 2011 In The News
Blue Dog Coalition Press Conference on Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

 

Sep 14, 2011 In The News
By Russell Berman

Add the centrist Blue Dog Democrat coalition to the list of groups pushing the deficit reduction “supercommittee” to expand its ambitions and find much more than $1.5 trillion in budget savings.

Sep 9, 2011 In The News
The Early Show

Rep. Jim Cooper discusses extreme polarization in Washington and the need for more bipartisan cooperation in Congress on CBS' The Early Show.

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Aug 12, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

The Blue Dog Coalition is urging the newly formed congressional debt-reduction panel to work together toward a bipartisan agreement.

Jul 21, 2011 In The News
by Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT), Blue Dog Coalition

Jun 15, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

Several members of the Blue Dog Coalition are pressing 12 independent federal agencies to conduct reviews of their regulations that they could save upward of $1 billion and help create jobs.

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