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May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Policy, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 6800, The Heroes Act:

 

May 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, in an exclusive op-ed in The Hill, members of the Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-05), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Ed Case (HI-01)—called on Congress to take up the Blue Dog-backed Inspectors General Independence Act in order to protect our taxpayer dollars during a time of unprecedented spending.
May 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of the Inspectors General Independence Act, which establishes seven-year terms for Inspectors General (IGs) and protects them from politically-motivate

Apr 27, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 6429, National Commission on COVID-19 Act, which would establish bipartisan commission to assess the United States’ preparation for and response to pandemics.
Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Administration, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), issued the following statement on House passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act:

 

Apr 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza calling on the Trump Administration to fix the problems community-based financial institutions face when it comes to accessing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Apr 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging the leadership of both parties to work together and focus on bipartisan solutions that are specific to the response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

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Mar 26, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition announced that several of the Coalition’s policy recommendations were included in the final text of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Mar 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), issued the following statement calling for the leaders of both parties to stop the partisan games and work together to reach a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on an economic rescue package:

 

Mar 23, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition released its policy recommendations for both Congress and the Trump Administration to consider as they continue to respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The recommendations were developed within the policy parameters of the Blue Dog Coalition’s five policy task forces.

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In The News

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.

Jun 15, 2011 In The News
by Jonathan Allen

Blue Dog Democrats sent a letter to a dozen federal agencies asking them to undertake reviews of their regulations and procedures to find inefficiencies, even though they were left out of the administration’s mandate that other departments do the same.

Apr 21, 2011 In The News
BY PAUL BEEBE

A bipartisan bill in Congress to jump-start the production and use of natural gas-powered vehicles is the best way for America to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse emissions, Utah Rep. Jim Matheson said Thursday.

Apr 8, 2011 In The News
Video:  Congressman Mike Ross, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, calls for bipartisanship in Congress and the need for Republicans and Democrats to come together to develop a long-term plan to rein in spending and reduce the deficit.

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Apr 1, 2011 In The News
Video:  Congressman Heath Shuler, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration, discusses the debt and the need for a bipartisan plan to put the country on a path to long-term fiscal sustainability.

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Mar 30, 2011 In The News
By Vicki Needham

With a budget battle raging in Congress, the Blue Dog Coalition laid out its benchmarks on Wednesday to cut $4 trillion from the deficit in 10 years while urging lawmakers to work together on a long-term plan.

Mar 30, 2011 In The News
by Charles Pope

Rep. Kurt Schrader steps into the poisoned atmosphere of congressional budget talks today, offering an alternative spending blueprint he hopes will avert a government shutdown while shrinking historic deficits.

Mar 23, 2011 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly plans to introduce a bill that would work to better match worker training programs to the needs of employers.

The American Manufacturing Efficiency and Retraining Investment Collaboration Achievement Works Act would prioritize existing federal work force training funds for educational programs that lead to industry-recognized credentials.

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