This week, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America held its first panel discussion on rural issues.
Yesterday, the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy announced the 2017 Bipartisan Index Rankings for members of Congress. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), a founding member of the Blue Dog Coalition, ranked in the top spot on the 2017 Bipartisan Index out of all members of the U.S.
The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 5259, Stemming the Tide of Rural Economic Stress and Suicide (STRESS) Act, which makes mental health treatment more available for farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers.
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 to thank Tuesday Group Co-Chair, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), for his service to the nation following his announcement that he would resign from the United States Congress in May:
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 on the Republican balanced budget amendment that failed to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Yesterday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the 2018 to 2028 Budget and Economic Outlook. According to the CBO report, the annual deficit will surpass $1 trillion by 2020, and the fiscal year 2018 budget deficit increased by 21 percent to $804 billion.
Today, in an exclusive USA Today editorial, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Special Task Force on Rural America called on Congress to repeal the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.
The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 4918, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, which is aimed at preventing acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists and other extremist groups. This is a companion bill to legislation first introduced in the Senate by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).
The Blue Dog Coalition has launched a Special Task Force on Rural America, which will produce commonsense solutions for the rural communities across the country that were left behind after the Great Recession.
The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 4884, the Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act, a House companion to S. 2313 which was introduced by U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in January.