Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled an updated version of the Heroes Act:
"As we face record case numbers in the midst of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has to respond to the immediate needs before us and also plan for the future. Members of the New Democrat Coalition were the first to call for further House action to be taken before Congress adjourns. We voted overwhelmingly for t…
Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Vice Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued a statement following House passage of H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. The legislative package invests in clean energy development to promote a cleaner, more sustainable energy future that drives innovation, helps create good jobs for American workers, and makes progress in the fight against climate change.
Earlier this summer, the Coalition urged for House considerat…
Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by NDC Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Don Beyer (VA-08), Sean Casten (IL-06), Elaine Luria (VA-02), and Susan Wild (PA-07), endorsed its third slate of bills to combat climate change. These bills build on the NDC's ambitious and actionable agenda to meet the climate crisis with the urgency it demands, leveraging every decarbonization solution available to advance a swift and just transition to a more sustainable…
The centrist New Democrat Coalition is adding six more bills to its slate of endorsed proposals to combat and respond to climate change.
There's little chance that any of these measures will move by themselves before the year's end, with the legislative calendar rapidly closing amid the November elections.
And while elements of some of these proposals have already been incorporated into the massive energy package the House is expected to pass later today, the underlying bill is being opposed b…
The New Democrat Coalition (NDC), chaired by Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06), is the largest ideological House Democratic caucus at 104 Members strong. With 42 freshman, New Dem Members are the majority makers in the 116th Congress. The NDC are forward-thinking Democrats committed to identifying pragmatic, pro-growth, and innovative policy solutions to the challenges we face as nation.
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You've probably heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but you may not have heard of Derek Kilmer. Kilmer grew up in a timber region in Washington State that had seen many of its logging jobs disappear. First at Princeton, then getting a Ph.D. at Oxford, he studied how towns recover from deindustrialization. He went back home to help his community recover economically and now represents that community in Congress.
Kilmer is the chairman of the largest ideologi…
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, following New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members' push for further action on COVID-19 relief before Congress adjourns, Speaker Pelosi unveiled an updated version of The Heroes Act. NDC Chair Derek Kilmer applauded the Speaker's leadership, and New Dem Members overwhelmingly came together to support its passage in the House.
Our constituents are hurting, and public health officials warn of a coming resurgent wave of infections this fall. It's time for the Senate and Administration to j… Continue Reading
Last Friday, America lost a trailblazer and an American hero, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) joins the rest of the nation in mourning her loss and remembering her lifelong service and contributions to the United States.
This week, the House passed a bipartisan continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating and avoid a partial government shutdown.
In addition, the NDC was busy at work building on its ambitious and actionable legislative … Continue Reading
During the district work period, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members remained active meeting with constituents, hosting virtual round tables with local organizations, and held virtual town halls to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and other important issues. In honor of National Black Business Month, the Coalition, led by NDC Vice Chair Terri Sewell (AL-07), partnered with the Congressional Black Caucus to provide resources and encourage Members to host district events with Black business leade… Continue Reading