Today, New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members endorsed Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) to serve as the Battleground Leadership Representative. New Dem Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement on the endorsement:
“The leadership team of the New Democrat Coalition is thrilled to endorse our colleague Rep. Abigail Spanberger for Battleground Leadership Representative.
“Our leadership team endorsed New Dem R…
Today, New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members endorsed Rick Larsen (WA-02) for Ranking Member on the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee.
New Dem Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement on the endorsement:
“The leadership team of the New Democrat Coalition is proud to endorse our friend and fellow New Dem, Rep. Rick Larsen, for Ranking Member on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. For decades now, Rep. Larsen has dem…
Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) held a press conference to celebrate Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) as the next NDC Chair in the 118th Congress and Reps. Sharice Davids (KS-03), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24) as the next Vice Chairs. Current Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) will serve as Chair Emeritus in the new Congress. New Dems also celebrated the 17 new members who were inducted into the Coalition yesterday.
You can watch the press conference here a…
As a daunting November election comes into focus, and the collapse of Build Back Better is disappearing from the rear-view mirror, Democrats are debating how to use their time before likely losing unified control of the federal government. Progressives want President Biden to abandon the legislative process altogether, while another group of House Democrats is urging him to deliver on a campaign promise - to pass as many bipartisan bills as possible.
Still clinging to their mobilization-over-pe…
Two Midwestern Congresswomen have been named chairs of the New Democrat Coalition Rural Reinvestment Taskforce.
Cindy Axne of Iowa and Cheri Bustos of Illinois will lead the group, which aims to develop and advance policy solutions that support Rural America.
Axne says the task force will ensure rural communities have a seat at the table in Congress, focusing on a wide range of issues like broadband, healthcare, and the impacts of a changing climate.
Bustos says rural areas are in need of str…
Senators negotiating a $579 billion infrastructure package are aiming to finish negotiations early this week, under pressure from colleagues to salvage an August recess and to allow the Senate to turn to preventing a government shutdown and debt ceiling default in the fall.
A pending five-week break scheduled to begin Aug. 9 is motivating the 22-member bipartisan group to end dickering over relatively minor components of their plan after Republicans spurned Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer'…
"As voters head to the polls next Tuesday, they'll look at what Congress has accomplished, andthe economy will be top of mind. Republicans often claim their party is better for the economy, but if we look at what Democratic majorities have done in just two short years - including recently passing the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act - it's clear the Democratic party is the one setting our country and economy up for long-term success.
In fact, history has shown that Democra… Continue Reading
Over the last 25 years, polarization, extremism, and support for political violence have drastically increased in the U.S., while trust in government and democratic institutions has eroded. These troubling trends led to President Trump's 2016 election and the deadly January 6 insurrection. And today, far-right forces are campaigning on the Big Lie, with at least 57 insurrectionists running for office across the country as of January 2022.
The threat to our democracy is real, and the stakes coul… Continue Reading
Reps. Jim Himes and Mikie Sherrill are Democrats from Connecticut and New Jersey, respectively, and members of the New Democrat Coalition.
The U.S. economy is rebounding from Covid, showing strength and resiliency, but real economic challenges remain. Due to the global pandemic and weak supply chains for critical goods like microchips and semiconductors, American consumers are feeling the stress of inflation at the supermarket and used car lots. The good news is that Congress is working to… Continue Reading
New Dems Celebrate the Historic Service of Speaker Nancy Pelosi
New Democrat Coalition Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s speech before the U.S. House of Representatives:
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been the most influential and effective Speaker in the history of American politics. Her name has forever been woven into the fabric of our great nation.
“Over many years, she expertly guided the Democ… Continue Reading
STATEMENT FROM NEW DEM CHAIR SUZAN DELBENE (WA-01)"The House GOP 'Commitment to America' Agenda is Bad for Our Country and Bad for Our Economy"
Last week, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released a statement following House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s announcement of the GOP agenda:
“Americans want and deserve a governing party that fights inflation, raises wages, protects individual freedoms, and moves our country forward,”… Continue Reading
NDC Chair DelBene Applauds House Passage of Public Safety Legislation, Including Three New Dem BillsNew Dem Leadership Endorsed Public Safety Bills Led by New Dem Reps. Gottheimer, Horsford, and Demings to Invest in Resources and Reforms to Fight Crime and Keep Americans Safe
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Members of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) voted to pass a package of four public safety bills, three of which were endorsed by New Dems and authored by New Dem Reps… Continue Reading