<strong>What They Are Saying About Russia, Sanctions and Ukraine</strong>
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What They Are Saying About Russia, Sanctions and Ukraine
2022-02-23 20:59:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — On Monday night, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, and on Tuesday, the Biden administration imposed significant sanctions on the Russian Central Bank and other banking interests. On Wednesday, a senior administration official said, another round of sanctions... Read More

Cooper Chooses Retirement Over Running in Carved Up District
2022 Elections
Cooper Chooses Retirement Over Running in Carved Up District
2022-01-26 00:27:49
by Dan McCue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., a member of Congress since 1983, on Tuesday became the latest House Democrat to announce he won’t be seeking reelection in 2022. Cooper, a longtime member of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition of... Read More

Stephanie Murphy, a Leading Centrist, Won’t Seek Reelection
Political News
Stephanie Murphy, a Leading Centrist, Won’t Seek Reelection
2021-12-20 18:54:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., among the most prominent of House moderates since flipping a battleground district four years ago, announced Monday she will not seek reelection in 2022. In a video message to her constituents, Murphy said she... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Shares Supply Chain Hurdles, Solutions During Roundtable
Trade
Blue Dog Coalition Shares Supply Chain Hurdles, Solutions During Roundtable
2021-12-16 13:09:00
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — Members of the Blue Dog Coalition hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on Wednesday over impediments to the national supply chain as well as what’s being done to solve them. The discussion featured input from Gene Seroka, executive... Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Strengthening Shipping Supply Chain
Trade
House Passes Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Strengthening Shipping Supply Chain
2021-12-09 16:32:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The House on Wednesday night overwhelmingly endorsed a bipartisan bill intended to strengthen ocean supply chains that have been racked by bottlenecks since last summer. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, introduced by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., in August just... Read More

Blue Dogs Endorse Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution
Congress
Blue Dogs Endorse Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution
2021-11-02 19:31:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Wednesday endorsed H.Con. Res. 44, also known as the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution.  Introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., the concurrent resolution would establish a joint hearing of the... Read More

Blue Dog Leadership Supports Vote on Fiscal State of the Nation
Federal Budget
Blue Dog Leadership Supports Vote on Fiscal State of the Nation
2021-09-30 13:48:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is throwing its support behind a bipartisan resolution that would require the comptroller general of the United States to deliver an annual fiscal state of the nation report to Congress. The... Read More

Blue Dogs Endorse Slate of NDAA Amendments to Support US Service Members
Congress
Blue Dogs Endorse Slate of NDAA Amendments to Support US Service Members
2021-09-22 15:58:47
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats has endorsed a slate of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.  These amendments include measures that the Blue Dogs contend would strengthen support for U.S. service members as they transition... Read More

Poll Finds Florida Voters Bullish on Bipartisanship, Fiscal Responsibility
Congress
Poll Finds Florida Voters Bullish on Bipartisanship, Fiscal Responsibility
2021-08-24 19:00:20
by Dan McCue

Voters in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, a district that tends to vote Republican in local races, but has strongly supported Democrats for president and the House since 2012, are emphatically in favor of bipartisanship and a steady, prudent hand when... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Return to Work Legislation
Employment
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Return to Work Legislation
2021-08-04 19:56:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is throwing its considerable influence behind a bill that aims to help unemployed Americans return to work by ensuring they do not lose income when they take a new job. The... Read More

Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Investigate Origins of COVID-19
Congress
Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Investigate Origins of COVID-19
2021-07-14 21:10:47
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is calling on House and Senate leaders to establish a bipartisan commission to assess the United States preparation and response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the origins of the virus. The letter, which... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Push for Domestic Terrorism Commission
Congress
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Push for Domestic Terrorism Commission
2021-03-29 13:16:01
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats have endorsed the Commission on Domestic Terrorism Act of 2021, which would create an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the federal government’s failure to more broadly respond to the threat of domestic... Read More

House Passes Blue Dog-Backed Redistricting Reform Measure
Congress
House Passes Blue Dog-Backed Redistricting Reform Measure
2021-03-04 17:07:30
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - A Blue Dog Coalition-backed redistricting reform measure is among the key provisions of the H.R 1, For the People Act bill passed by the House Wednesday night. The language in the bill closely tracks what Rep. Jim Cooper,... Read More

Blue Dogs Call for Vote on Standalone Bill on COVID Vaccines
Congress
Blue Dogs Call for Vote on Standalone Bill on COVID Vaccines
2021-02-10 16:54:35
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition is calling for a vote on a standalone bill focused on the vaccine development and distribution portion of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate... Read More

New Firm Seeks to Advance Moderate-Driven, Bipartisan Policy Solutions
Public Policy
New Firm Seeks to Advance Moderate-Driven, Bipartisan Policy Solutions
2021-02-08 18:31:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A new lobbying firm in town hopes to seize what its principals call a "unique opportunity" to advance moderate-driven, bipartisan policy solutions on Capitol Hill and beyond. Called the SMART Policy Group, the firm brings together more than... Read More

Blue Dogs Urge Biden to Prioritize Bipartisan Legislation for Pandemic Response, Recovery
Blue Dogs Urge Biden to Prioritize Bipartisan Legislation for Pandemic Response, Recovery
2020-12-30 20:04:27
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday requesting that he “prioritize bipartisan legislation” dealing with novel coronavirus pandemic response and recovery.  The letter highlighted the coalition’s policy priorities for the... Read More

Blue Dogs Host Roundtable Discussion on Rural Education and Workforce Development
Congress
Blue Dogs Host Roundtable Discussion on Rural Education and Workforce Development
2020-10-09 14:40:59
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON - This week the Blue Dog Coalition hosted a roundtable discussion with experts in the K-12, higher and tribal education fields on rural education and workforce development. Blue Dog member Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., moderated the roundtable discussion on... Read More

Brindisi Leads Forum on Mental Health and Addiction Issues
Mental Health
Brindisi Leads Forum on Mental Health and Addiction Issues
2020-09-16 20:23:18
by Daniel Londono

WASHINGTON - Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., served as moderator last week at a Blue Dog Coalition forum exploring the issue of mental health and addiction in the U.S. and how to deal with it. Brindisi, the coalition's co-chair, has been... Read More

O’Halleran Launches Blue Dogs Virtual Rural Opportunity Roundtable Series
Congress
O'Halleran Launches Blue Dogs Virtual Rural Opportunity Roundtable Series
2020-09-01 17:06:34
by Dan McCue

Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., made a little history on Monday by launching the Blue Dog Democrats' first-ever virtual rural opportunity roundtable series. The discussion with local and tribal leaders focused on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on rural and... Read More

Blue Dogs Urge Leaders to Restart Coronavirus Relief Talks
Congress
Blue Dogs Urge Leaders to Restart Coronavirus Relief Talks
2020-08-21 15:16:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats has begun circulating a letter they plan to send to leaders in the House and Senate, urging them to return to bargaining on a new coronavirus relief bill. Earlier this month,... Read More

Blue Dogs Urge Congress to Respond to Russian Bounties Reports
Geopolitics
Blue Dogs Urge Congress to Respond to Russian Bounties Reports
2020-07-28 20:33:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is urging the chamber to take up two measures aimed at responding to reports of a Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In... Read More

Blue Dogs Push Bill To Crack Down On Chinese Efforts to ‘Exploit’ Pandemic
Foreign Affairs
Blue Dogs Push Bill To Crack Down On Chinese Efforts to ‘Exploit’ Pandemic
2020-07-06 17:05:47
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - A group of moderate House Democrats wants the U.S. government to track down potential attempts by the Chinese government to use the coronavirus crisis to its advantage. The Blue Dog Coalition, an alliance of 26 centrist lawmakers, introduced... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Empower, Protect Inspectors General
Congress
Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Empower, Protect Inspectors General
2020-05-01 19:27:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed the Inspectors General Independence Act, which establishes seven-year terms for the position and protects those who hold it from politically-motivated firings by only allowing removal for cause. The bill was introduced by... Read More

Blue Dogs Call for End to Partisan Games With Economic Rescue Legislation
Congress
Blue Dogs Call for End to Partisan Games With Economic Rescue Legislation
2020-03-24 23:18:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With the latest economic stimulus bill stalled on Capitol Hill since Sunday, both the Blue Dogs and New Democrat coalitions in the House are calling for an end to the partisanship that is preventing the roughly $2 trillion... Read More

Blue Dogs Support Stimulus Package While Stressing COVID-19 Threat Highlights Deficit Dangers
Congress
Blue Dogs Support Stimulus Package While Stressing COVID-19 Threat Highlights Deficit Dangers
2020-03-11 18:05:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats are throwing their support behind a potential economic stimulus package aimed at helping Americans deal with the coronavirus outbreak. But in doing so, the coalition of fiscally-responsible Democrats said the crisis... Read More

Blue Dogs Press Budget Committee to Produce a Budget
Federal Budget
Blue Dogs Press Budget Committee to Produce a Budget
2020-03-06 17:41:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition is calling on the House Budget Committee to live up to its name and produce a budget this year, in spite of the fact spending caps have been set through the end of the... Read More

Cuellar Defeats Challenger Backed By Sanders In Texas House Race
2020 Elections
Cuellar Defeats Challenger Backed By Sanders In Texas House Race
2020-03-04 21:12:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Henry Cuellar, a centrist House Democrat and longtime member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition, defeated a well-funded primary challenger backed by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The contest between Cuellar and Jessica Cisneros, a 26-year-old... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Action to Address Terrorist Content on Social Media
Social Media
Blue Dogs Back Action to Address Terrorist Content on Social Media
2020-02-27 21:40:00
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Thursday endorsed H.R. 5209, a bill that would hold social media companies accountable for aiding in the spread of terrorist content on line. The bill, also known as the Raising the Bar... Read More

Blue Dogs Call For Fast, Bipartisan Action on Russia Election Meddling Reports
Elections
Blue Dogs Call For Fast, Bipartisan Action on Russia Election Meddling Reports
2020-02-22 00:09:25
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Friday called for the immediate passage of bipartisan legislation safeguarding the nation's elections in the wake of a New York Times report Russia is meddling in the 2020 race to assure President... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Political News
Blue Dog Coalition Celebrates 25th Anniversary
2020-02-14 18:42:37
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - It was 25 years ago Friday that 23 members of the House Democratic Caucus held a press conference to announce the formation of the Blue Dog Coalition, a caucus of pragmatic Democrats dedicated to fiscal responsibility and ensuring... Read More

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