Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06), NDC Vice Chair for Policy Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and NDC Housing Task Force Co-Chairs Denny Heck (WA-10), Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and Ben McAdams (UT-04) announced the endorsement of legislation to promote affordable housing development, increase access to affordable lending, and provide transparency of COVID-19 housing and rental relief.
As the President acted to strike down a critical Obama-era affordable housing rule…
Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Climate Change Task Force and NDC Leadership Members sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer urging them to move NDC-endorsed climate bills have already passed out of committee and are ready for consideration by the full House.
These bills were highlighted in the Select Committee on Climate Crisis's (SCCC) report as part of the potential path forward for congressional action to solve the climate crisis. The NDC applauded the release of t…
U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Chair and House leader of Congress' Joint Economic Committee, and Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, today introduced the Worker Relief and Security Act. The legislation would automatically continue and provide for additional enhanced emergency unemployment benefits for the duration of the public health emergency and ensuing economic crisis until conditions return closer to pre-crisis levels.
Beyer and Kilmer introduced the bill…
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), a leader of the New Democrat Coalition, on Capitol Hill. Francis Chung/E&E News
The 104 House members of the New Democrat Coalition want party leaders to schedule votes on climate legislation - specifically, legislation being backed by the centrist contingent.
The New Democrat Coalition will today send a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) asking them to prioritize, for floor consideration in the coming weeks and mo…
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) has been working hard to advance the needs of our constituents. The NDC successfully secured several key provisions in the last two major coronavirus response packages - The CARES Act & The Heroes Act - and also helped secure needed flexibility for the Payroll Protection Program. The NDC has pushed for more certainty and predictability in the COVID relief packages so they match the scale of the crisis we are facing…
Drugmakers and hospital groups slowed their lobbying spending as the coronavirus spread across the U.S., according to the latest federal lobbying disclosures.
Both the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association spent less on lobbying in the second quarter of 2020 than they did in same quarter for 2019. The AHA spent $4.3 million from April through June, a decrease from the $4.9 million during the same period the year before. The AMA spent $3.8 million, less than the $4.7…
The question on every parent's mind right now is whether children can safely go back to school this fall. It is a difficult one because there is still so much we don't know about this illness and its transmissibility in children.
As a mom, a pediatrician, a person at higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus, and the daughter of a schoolteacher, I look at this issue from all of these perspectives.
Let me say first there is no doubt in my mind that, on the whole, children are far bett… Continue Reading
Most of us remember that terrifying scene from "Jaws."
Brody, played by Roy Scheider, leans over the boat and sees the shark that's terrorizing the local summer resort town for the first time, and is blown away by its size. In shock, he staggers back to the boat's cabin and reports to the skipper, "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
As we've seen the massive disruptions to the lives of workers, families and health care providers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's hard not to think of that s… Continue Reading
'There is no time to waste.'
As Americans grapple with the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis and communities take significant measures to contain its spread, we are already seeing serious disruptions in everyday life and significant economic impacts. Now is the time for Congress to take bold, bipartisan action to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the American people.
Two weeks ago, Congress passed an $8.3 billion emergency spending package to support the response to COVID… Continue Reading
This week, as the public health crisis continues to worsen, the U.S. economy saw the worst decrease in quarterly GDP ever recorded. More than 25 million Americans are losing their expanded unemployment benefits, and millions are at risk of losing their homes. Unfortunately, despite well-known pending deadlines and the House Democratic offer that passed over 10 weeks ago, congressional Republicans and the Administration delayed taking action until the last minute. They are still unable to reach a… Continue Reading
The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) mourns the loss of fearless leader, courageous civil rights icon, esteemed colleague, and friend Congressman John Lewis. The NDC extends condolences to his family, friends, team, and constituents. NDC Members remain committed to honoring Rep. Lewis' legacy by restoring the Voting Rights Act and protecting and expanding civil rights.
Over the past few weeks, the NDC and its Members have been hard at work securing New Dem priorities in the William M. Thornberry N… Continue Reading
In recent weeks, the House and New Democrat Coalition (NDC) have been hard at work on several important priorities, including racial justice and policing reform, health care coverage, access, and affordability, infrastructure modernization, climate change, and more.
The House passed the NDC-endorsed George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which seeks to better hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, and build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. ND… Continue Reading