Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Vice Chair for Policy Scott Peters (CA-52), announced the creation of four policy task forces. The NDC policy task forces will work to advance solutions that address the challenges of the 21st Century. The task forces will also play an integral role in developing policy proposals and positions to make progress on the NDC's 100 Day Agenda, which aims to end the pandemic, create jobs, modernize our infrastructure, …
Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed two pieces of immigration reform legislation: H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. These bills aim to promote justice and fairness for America's Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders and create stability and economic opportunity for immigrant workers and the United States' agricultural sector.
H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, i…
Every Member of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) voted to pass the final American Rescue Plan Act, which will now go to President Biden's desk. This comprehensive legislation will help end the COVID-19 pandemic, provide economic relief to workers and families, safely reopen schools, and get Americans back to work safely.
The NDC secured additional NDC-endorsed priorities in the final American Rescue Plan, as well as several other vital provision advocated for by New Dem Members, including:
In case you missed it: In honor of National Public Health Week, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Vice Chair for Outreach Ami Bera M.D. joined the Progressive Policy Institute's (PPI) Radically Pragmatic Podcast. Rep. Bera, a practicing physician, discussed the critical funding provisions in the American Rescue Plan and the state of health care after the COVID-19 pandemic with PPI's Director of Health Care, Arielle Kane. The NDC, which has long advocated for driving down the costs of health care and …
In case you missed it: The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) launched its Immigration Task Force co-chaired by Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Greg Stanton (AZ-09). In its first action of the 117th Congress, the NDC Immigration Task Force Co-Chairs along with NDC Leadership Representative Kathy Manning (NC-06) announced the Coalition's endorsement of two key immigration reform bills: H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.
The NDC Immigration…
The New Democrat Coalition made up of more than 100 Democratic legislators who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies, virtually launched the New Dem Immigration Task Force on March 11.
The task force, co-chaired by U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), is a commitment to building a fair and inclusive immigration system that reflects "American values as a nation of immigrants."
U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) hosted the virtual press …
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
The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) mourns the loss of life from the tragic violence in Atlanta and Boulder. Our thoughts are with the victims' families and the thousands of Asian American men and women who have suffered race-based hate, harassment, and violence. We join our colleagues in a renewed call for meaningful action to address gun violence and hate crimes in America.
This week, NDC Members, in coordination with President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harr… Continue Reading
The New Democrat Coalition stands in solidarity with the AAPI community and the families of the victims of this week's horrifying violence.
This week, NDC Members joined President Biden and Vice President Harris across the country in promoting the American Rescue Plan. The House passed the NDC-endorsed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, to promote justice and fairness for America's Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. The House also … Continue Reading
This week, every Member of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) took action to end the COVID-19 pandemic, provide economic relief to workers and families, safely reopen schools, and get Americans back to work safely. With President Biden's leadership, the House voted to advance the final version of the American Rescue Plan, historic relief and recovery legislation to the President's desk. As President Biden said, help is on the way.
The NDC also unveiled the first four policy task forces and co-cha… Continue Reading