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October 15, 2019

Moderate Democratic Lawmakers Back Privacy Bill Favored by Businesses

by Chris Mills Rodrigo

© Greg Nash A group of centrist Democrats on Tuesday endorsed a privacy bill sponsored by one of their ranking members, which has received the support of many technology businesses. The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act is sponsored by Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), a vice chairwoman for the New Democrat Coalition, a group of moderate Democrats who describe themselves as being committed to "pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally … Continue Reading


October 15, 2019

DelBene Privacy Bill Gets Major Endorsement

by Alexandra S. Levine

QUICK FIX *** - First in MT: The New Democrat Coalition is endorsing Rep. Suzan DelBene's online privacy bill, lending the measure the support of House Democrats' largest caucus. *** TECH OF THE TOWN *** FIRST IN MT: DELBENE PRIVACY BILL GETS MAJOR ENDORSEMENT - The New Democrat Coalition today is endorsing DelBene's (D-Wash.) online privacy bill, The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act, H.R. 2013 (116), lending the measure the support of House Democrats' … Continue Reading


October 15, 2019

Centrist Democratic Lawmakers Back Pro-Business Privacy Law

by Ben Brody

A group of more than 100 centrist Democratic House lawmakers is throwing its weight behind a privacy bill that has been praised by alliancs of software and internet giants. The move is one of the first large-scale endorsements of a privacy bill in Congress. Separate efforts by Democrats in the House and Senate this year to write even stricter data regulations have produced few results. The New Democrat Coalition on Tuesday plans to announce its endorsement of legislation proposed by … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Moderate Democrats' Climate Proposal Highlights Rifts with Progressives

by Emily Holden

Moderate congressional Democrats worried about the infeasibility of passing the kind of sweeping climate legislation their progressive counterparts are proposing, such as the Green New Deal, are laying out their own policies. The New Democrat Coalition released an 11-page outline of principles on Wednesday, along with a list of bills to back them up, advocating for incremental and "pro-market" steps to cut pollution. Their pitch comes as the Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg visits … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Bloomberg Law: Centrist House Democrats Call For Bipartisan Climate Approach

Centrist House Democrats Call For Bipartisan Climate Approach New Democrat Coalition advocates nuclear, carbon capture Proposal falls short for left-leaning environmentalists By Tiffany Stecker | September 18, 2019 3:32PM ET A coalition of centrist House Democrats are seeking for greater bipartisanship in the climate debate, as Republicans question whether the majority's proposals will achieve reasonable results and left-leaning groups criticize the approach as too … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

POLITICO: Moderate Democrats back 12 bills to combat climate change

Moderate Democrats back 12 bills to combat climate change BY ANTHONY ADRAGNA 09/18/2019 01:59 PM EDT The New Democrat Coalition, a group of 103 moderate House lawmakers, endorsed 12 measures aimed at combating climate change that range from establishing a federal clean energy standard, H.R. 2597 (116), to boosting carbon capture and sequestration technologies, H.R. 1166 (116). "We're advancing answers to this crisis by endorsing principles but also concrete legislation," said Rep. … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

What Makes America Great Is What Makes American Startups Thrive

by Reps. Chrissy Houlahan and Cathy McMorris Rodgers

On Congressional Startup Day, we honor and elevate the entrepreneurs and small businesses that drive our economy Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, third from left, visits with employees at Berks LaunchBox, a startup based in Reading, Pa. (Courtesy Office of Rep. Chrissy Houlahan) OPINION - Benjamin Franklin once said, "Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes." Our Founding Fathers built the greatest country in the world through harnessing the entrepreneurial … Continue Reading


August 07, 2019

E&E News: Moderate House Dems unveil 'market-based' emissions plan

CLIMATE Moderate House Dems unveil 'market-based' emissions plan George Cahlink, E&E News reporter Published: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 A coalition of moderate Democrats is backing a climate plan that could draw interest from the business community for relying on carbon pricing and other market-based approaches to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The House's New Democrat Coalition, a caucus of about 100 centrist Democrats, released its principles today for addressing climate change, … Continue Reading


July 22, 2019

Rep. Derek Kilmer: Disputes among Democrats amount to ‘false divisions’

by Kate Ackley

Rep. Derek Kilmer, a Washington Democrat who chairs the moderate, business-friendly New Democrat Coalition, sought to downplay disputes within his own party, calling them "false divisions within the caucus." On health care, campaign finance, immigration and gun control matters, Democrats are more unified than divided, Kilmer told C-SPAN "Newsmakers" in an interview that airs on July 28, despite recent intraparty conflicts on such matters as the border crisis and legislation to raise the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2019

Benefits of Bipartisanship Evident at Center Forward Discussion

by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It was an early summer afternoon and already the headlines were screaming. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had suffered a "striking" defeat, "capitulating" to Senate Republicans on a plan to send emergency funding to the U.S./Mexico border, "infuriating" a loud and vocal faction in her own party. Almost lost in the race between major media outlets to craft the most incendiary headlines and leads was that the House had just voted, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion, to send a … Continue Reading


July 08, 2019

Inside US Trade: New Democrats warn USTR against submitting USMCA implementing bill

by Anshu Siripurapu

New Democrats warn USTR against submitting USMCA implementing bill Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Monday warned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer not to send implementing legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement to Congress until he has addressed Democrats' concerns with the pact. "We think it would be a mistake to put forward implementing legislation without an agreement of Democratic leadership," Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), the coalition chair, told reporters … Continue Reading


July 08, 2019

POLITICO: New Democrats warn Lighthizer - Don’t send USMCA yet

by Sabrina Rodriguez

New Democrats warn Lighthizer: Don't send USMCA yet House lawmakers who are part of the moderate New Democrat Coalition are urging the Trump administration not to submit the so-called implementing bill for the new North American trade pact to Congress without first addressing Democratic concerns with the deal. The 103-member coalition sent a letter to President Donald Trump's trade chief on Monday warning that submitting the implementing bill would be a mistake. The letter added that … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

The Heroes of D-Day Deserve an America That Leads Again

by NDC National Security Task Force Co-Chairs Brad Schneider, Abigail Spanberger, Anthony Brown and Brendan Boyle

World leaders are gathered in Normandy this week to remember the heroes who landed on the beaches of Normandy by sea and air to liberate Western Europe from German occupiers. As Co-Chairs of the New Democrat Coalition's National Security Task Force, we are mindful that the heroism and sacrifice America offered at Normandy marked a critical turning point for American leadership around the globe. We also reflect on the fact that the defeat of Nazi Germany was just the beginning for America's … Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

'New Democrats' Outnumber Liberals, But Need Pizazz

by Mort Kondracke

The media, perpetually mesmerized by ideologues and charisma, have virtually anointed radical leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the future of the Democratic Party. In fact, it should focus on Rep. Derek Kilmer and the House New Democrat Coalition he chairs. The Progressive Caucus, representing ultra-liberals, numbers 95 representatives. But New Democrats number 101, including most of the 40 newcomers who took seats away from Republicans in 2018 and 21 who won in 2016 Trump districts. … Continue Reading


February 27, 2019

It Takes a Steel Spine to Stand for Moderate Pragmatism in a Polarized Era

by Rep. Ben McAdams

You might not have heard much about us, but the moderates are in the House. The national headlines may make it appear that the only ideas are those of my colleagues on the far left. But that's not reality. The fact is that moderates delivered the House majority in 2018. More than three-quarters of the Democrats who flipped seats in November are now members of the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrat Coalition or both - the moderate wing of the party. These are the people who campaigned on … Continue Reading


February 19, 2019

How to Make Manufacturing Cheaper and More Sustainable

by Rep. Haley Stevens

The future of manufacturing remains the compelling question of the 21st-century economy: How will we continue to innovate, create jobs, and ensure regional economic success - all while meeting the pressing needs of environmental sustainability? This race for the success of the U.S. manufacturing sector comes into heightened focus as raw materials become scarcer and more expensive. Meanwhile, the harmful effects of man-made climate change mean manufacturers must reinvent their craft to minimize … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

Bloomberg: Centrist Democrats Tout Practical Fixes, Not Medicare-for-All

Centrist Democrats Tout Practical Fixes, Not Medicare-for-All Moderates want Democrats to support practical health solutions Move signals little support for bipartisan Obamacare fixes By Alex Ruoff | July 26, 2018 9:02AM ET A coalition of centrist House Democrats is urging colleagues to sign onto an Obamacare-repair bill to show voters their party has practical solutions to the issue of rising health insurance premiums. Members of the New Democrat Coalition sent a letter to their … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

DelBene: The US must get back in the game on personal data protection via Financial Times

Financial Times Opinion: The US must get back in the game on personal data protection Unless America steps up with its own rules, GDPR will become the global norm By New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) Long before I was elected to Congress, when I was starting my career in the tech industry, I believed we had boundless opportunities to improve the lives of millions, if not billions, of people. New breakthroughs were being achieved with each passing day. First, … Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Working Together on a Permanent Legislative Solution for Dreamers

by Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04)

Washington is broken. That's not a campaign slogan or hyper-partisan rhetoric, that is a fact. While gridlock plagues our system of governance, there are rare occasions when our elected officials rise above the partisan gamesmanship and decide to take bold action. There are issues that shake Congress out of complacency and require urgent collaboration. Providing a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers is one of those issues. That's why our bipartisan coalition has rallied around the … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Pro-trade New Democrat Coalition eyes first meeting with Lighthizer

Inside U.S. Trade Pro-trade New Democrat Coalition eyes first meeting with Lighthizer April 11, 2018 Editor's note: This story was updated after initial publication to note that the New Democrat Coalition is seeking a meeting with the U.S. Trade Representative in the coming weeks, not next Wednesday. The New Democrat Coalition, a bloc of pro-trade lawmakers seen as a key source of potential support for new trade deals, is hoping to meet for the first time with U.S. Trade … Continue Reading

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