Press Releases

August 12, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Celebrates Congressional Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) celebrated the Congressional passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, legislation that will lower health care and energy costs while also making important investments to tackle climate change and reduce the deficit. NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement on passage of the Inflation Reduction Act: "Today, the 99 members of the New Democrat Coalition unanimously voted to send the NDC-endorsed Inflation Reduction Act to President's … Continue Reading


August 09, 2022

New Dems Call on President Biden to Take Action to Lower Housing Costs & Build More Affordable Housing

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Infrastructure Task Force Co-Chairs Norma Torres (CA-35) and Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7) and NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), wrote a letter calling on the Biden administration to take swift action to lower the cost of housing and increase affordable housing development. These priorities are core components of the New Dem Action Plan to Fight Inflation. In order to alleviate the strain on household budgets and tackle inflation, New Dem Members urged … Continue Reading


August 09, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Inflation Reduction Act to Lower Health Care & Energy Costs and Tackle Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed the Inflation Reduction Act to lower health care and energy costs for Americans while also making important investments to tackle climate change. The Inflation Reduction Act reflects the priorities the Coalition laid out last year when negotiations began, and New Dems called for urgent action on this legislation as part of our Action Plan to Fight Inflation. NDC Chair DelBene released the following statement on the Coalition's … Continue Reading


July 28, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Celebrates Congressional Passage of Chips Legislation to Lower Costs, Secure Supply Chains, and Protect U.S. National and Economic Security

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement celebrating Congressional passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, which now heads to the President's desk for his signature. Since last year, the NDC has led the charge on a bipartisan innovation bill that lowers costs, secures supply chains, and boosts American global leadership. The Coalition laid out priorities for the bill at the end of last year, called for urgent action on this … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

Chair DelBene Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair (NDC) Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement on the announcement of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. "Since the beginning of negotiations last year, the New Democrat Coalition has pushed for a budget reconciliation bill that lowers health care and energy costs while making important investments to tackle climate change. Passing such a bill will also help our nation tackle the most urgent economic threat facing the country: inflation. … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

ICYMI via Newsweek: It's on All of Us to Protect a Woman's Right to Choose

Last week, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) penned an op-ed in Newsweek about the negative economic impacts of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the steps the private sector as well as federal and state governments must take to protect Americans' fundamental freedoms. As New Dem Chair, a Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus leader, a former businesswoman, and a former Washington State official, Rep. DelBene understands that preserving a woman's right … Continue Reading


July 25, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Chips Act for America to Lower Costs, Secure Supply Chains, and Protect U.S. National and Economic Security

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed the Chips Act for America and called on Congress to send this package to the President's desk as soon as possible. Since last year, the NDC has led the charge on a bipartisan innovation bill and called for urgent action on this legislation as part of our Action Plan to Fight Inflation. NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the Coalition's endorsement: "From the beginning, the New Democrat Coalition has been a key … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

New Dems Applaud President Biden’s Safer America Plan and Push for Passage of Public Safety Bills Endorsed by New Dem Leaders

Today New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement on President Biden's Safer America Plan to invest in community policing and crime prevention to make our communities safer. This announcement follows NDC leadership's endorsement of a slate of bills to protect our communities by investing in law enforcement, community policing, and gun violence prevention. "I applaud the Biden administration's commonsense plan to fight crime and ensure every American … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Health Care Task Force Endorses 14 Bills to Lower Out of Pocket Costs, Improve Health Care, and Strengthen the Affordable Care Act

Today the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Health Care Task Force, led by Co-Chairs Kim Schrier (WA-08) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), endorsed a slate of 14 health care bills focused on lowering health care costs, improving health care delivery, and strengthening the Affordable Care Act. The bills would also address the health care workforce shortage, increase health equity, streamline care, and increase transparency. Protecting and expanding access to quality, affordable health care has always been … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Chair Calls for Swift Passage of Chips Act for America to Secure Supply Chains, Lower Costs, and Protect U.S. National and Economic Security

Today New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) called for swift passage of the Chips Act for America package in the Senate and House. Since December of last year, New Dems have pushed for passage of a bipartisan innovation bill and most recently urged action on this legislation as part of our Action Plan to Fight Inflation, a comprehensive policy roadmap to reduce prices and fight inflation in the short- and long- term. The Chips Act for America legislation will help fix our … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

New Dem Leadership Endorses Slate of Public Safety Bills to Prevent Crime & Protect Our Communities

Today New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Leadership endorsed a slate of seven bills that will address rising public safety concerns across the country by investing in key resources and reforms to prevent crime and protect communities. Today's endorsement builds on the actions New Dems have already taken to improve policing and public safety. First, New Dems voted to pass the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which provided critical funding to state and local governments to keep law enforcement officers … Continue Reading


July 08, 2022

New Dems Applaud President Biden’s Decision to Cut Energy Costs for Americans by Reducing Trade Barriers on Solar Products

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement following President Biden's decision to lift Trump-era tariffs on Canadian solar products, which will help continue the clean energy transition and lower energy costs for Americans. This decision marks forward progress on the New Dem Action Plan to Fight Inflation, which called for rolling back harmful Trump-era tariffs to cut costs for American families, businesses, and manufacturers. "I applaud … Continue Reading


June 29, 2022

ICYMI: New Dem Reps. Spanberger, Schrier Lead Effort Pressing Biden Administration to Ease Tariffs on Key Trucking & Shipping Parts, Lower Costs for Consumers

In a Letter Sent to President Biden, the Lawmakers Called on the Administration to Ease Sec. 301 Tariffs on Goods Critical for Supply Chain Logistics Here in America Repealing Ineffective, Trump-era Tariffs is a Key Part of the New Democrat Coalition's Action Plan to Fight Inflation to Lower Costs for Americans New Dem Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA-08) are leading an effort pressing the Biden Administration to help lower costs for U.S. consumers … Continue Reading


June 27, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Chair Applauds Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Law

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which was signed into law by President Biden and all New Dem members unanimously voted to pass last week. "New Democrat Coalition Members unanimously voted to send the most significant gun violence prevention legislation in nearly 30 years to the President's desk. This package will save lives and improve public safety by strengthening the background check system, … Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Chair Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the below statement following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a devastating ruling that ends half a century of constitutional protection for a woman's right to make her own health care decisions. "Today, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and stripped women of the right to decide what they do with their bodies. This means, for the first time in nearly 50 years, millions of women across the … Continue Reading


June 22, 2022

House Passes Ten New Dem Endorsed Bills to Address Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members voted to pass a package that includes ten bipartisan NDC-endorsed bills to address the mental health and substance use disorder crises. As part of the Coalition's effort to pass bipartisan bills in line with President Biden's unity agenda, New Dems endorsed a slate of mental health and substance use disorder bills that will increase access to health care services, promote behavioral health care for children, and ensure health care providers can … Continue Reading


June 22, 2022

New Democrat Coalition Celebrates Addition of New Member Mary Gay Scanlon

Today, New Dems unanimously voted to induct Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) as the Coalition's newest Member. Now at 99 Members strong, New Dems look forward to working with Rep. Scanlon to advance an agenda that fights inflation and cuts costs for Americans by executing the New Dem Action Plan to Fight Inflation. "New Dems are excited about the unique experience Representative Mary Gay Scanlon brings to our Coalition, especially as we continue our work in Congress to fight inflation … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

ICYMI via Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post: “Centrist Democrats are pushing smart — if politically risky — anti-inflation ideas”

Last week, the New Democrat Coalition released a comprehensive Action Plan to Fight Inflation outlining the next steps Congress and the Biden Administration can take to tackle inflation and lower costs for Americans. Jennifer Rubin, Opinion Columnist at The Washington Post, wrote about the action plan in The Washington Post, calling the Coalition's proposed solutions "surprisingly bold" and "simply smart policy, especially when the goal is to tamp down on inflation." She also stated that … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

New Democrat Coalition, SEEC, Congressional Progressive Caucus Call on President Biden to Reach a Deal on Legislation to Tackle Climate Change, Lower Energy Costs, and Ensure U.S. Energy Independence

Today New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined the Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) Gerry Conolly (VA-11), Doris Matsui (CA-06), and Paul Tonko (NY-20) and the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), sent a letter to President Biden urging him to do everything in his power to reach a deal and sign into law as swiftly as possible a revised reconciliation package that includes the climate … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

ICYMI Press Call Transcript: New Dem Leaders Push to Keep Health Care Costs Low for Americans by Extending ACA Subsidies Without Delay

Yesterday, New Democrat Coalition Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Vice Chair Dr. Ami Bera (CA-07), and Health Care Task Force Co-Chair Terri Sewell (AL-07) held a press call to push for urgent action on a budget reconciliation bill that extends the enhanced Affordable Care Act subsidies and closes the Medicaid coverage gap. New Dems successfully secured the ACA subsidies in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and protecting access to affordable, quality health care in the face of Republican … Continue Reading

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