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Sep 20, 2018 Press Release

Today, the Blue Dog Coalition released A Strong Rural America, an agenda that outlines the path to prosperity and restoring the American Dream in rural communities across the country.

Jul 24, 2018 Press Release

Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally-responsible, Democratic Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)—released the following statement in response the release of Rep. Kevin Brady’s (R-TX) listening session framework, “Tax Reform 2.0”:

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

Yesterday, several members of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America were named as conferees for the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee, where Republican and Democratic members will come together in an effort to develop a bipartisan Farm Bill.

Jul 12, 2018 Press Release

Yesterday, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America held its third panel discussion on rural issues.

Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the 2018 Long-Term Budget Outlook report. According to the CBO, federal debt held by the public will approach 100 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) within the next 10 years and 152 percent of GDP by 2048—far surpassing any amount of debt our country has ever held.

Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

Yesterday, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America held its second panel discussion on rural issues. The Task Force met with representatives of the U.S.

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 4362, Fairness for Rural Veterans Act, a bill that makes it easier for rural communities to compete for federal funding to build new state veterans nursing homes. The bill was introduced by Rep.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Today, the chairman of the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), released the following statement in response to the failure of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, to pass the House:
 

May 15, 2018 Press Release

The fiscally-responsible Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 5008, Presidential Inaugural Committee Oversight Act, which would increase transparency and accountability around the fundraising and spending of Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) money.

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In The News

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.

Mar 23, 2011 In The News

By: HEIDI PRESCOTT

Feb 8, 2011 In The News
Video:  Congressman Mike Ross, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, discusses the Blue Dog Coalition, the debt limit, and the need for a  moderate voice in Congress.

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