Press Releases

July 22, 2021

Kilmer, Coons, Herrera Beutler Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Economic Growth & Create Jobs

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Emeritus Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), along with Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), introduced the bipartisan Rebuilding Economies and Creating Opportunities for More People Everywhere to Excel Act (RECOMPETE Act). The RECOMPETE Act would establish a new federal grant program at the Economic Development Agency (EDA) that would empower persistently distressed communities to develop, implement, and carry out 10-year … Continue Reading

July 20, 2021

Carbajal to White House: Include National Infrastructure Bank in Bipartisan Package

On July 16th, Congressman Carbajal led 19 Members of Congress in a letter to President Biden urging the administration to include a national infrastructure bank in the final bipartisan infrastructure package. The same day, Congressman Carbajal reintroduced the National Infrastructure Investment Corporation (NIIC) Act which lays out how such a bank would operate. The bill sets up a national bank that could leverage both federal and private dollars in order to help address the current funding … Continue Reading

July 16, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Members Urge Congressional Leadership to Include NDC Priorities in Final Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Leadership and Infrastructure Task Force Members, led by NDC Infrastructure Task Force Co-Chairs Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) and Norma Torres (CA-35), NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and NDC Policy Vice Chair Scott Peters (CA-52) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging for the inclusion of NDC-endorsed priorities in the final infrastructure bill. The priorities include 15 NDC-endorsed bills that were included in the House-passed, bipartisan … Continue Reading

July 01, 2021

New Dems Secure Wins in Bipartisan INVEST in America Act

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members joined their colleagues in passing the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. The bill reauthorizes our nation's surface transportation programs and makes transformative investments to update our nation's roads, bridges, public transit, rail, water infrastructure, and more. The NDC has been actively engaging with Congressional leadership, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, … Continue Reading

June 23, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Slate of Bills to Combat Climate Change

Today the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed its first slate of bills in the 117th Congress to confront the existential threat of climate change, building on the Coalition's work to advance an ambitious and actionable policy agenda to attain net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. As the House continues to develop legislation in response to the President's American Jobs Plan, the NDC will push for durable policy solutions that leverage every technology and solution available to curb … Continue Reading

June 18, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members Urge Leadership and House Judiciary to Hold Legislative Hearings on Upcoming Antitrust Legislation

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Leadership Members, led by Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, House Judiciary Committee Chair Nadler, and Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chair Cicilline requesting a legislative hearing on the five antitrust bills released by the subcommittee last week instead of proceeding directly to markup. These bills could have tremendous adverse impacts on the products and services many American … Continue Reading

June 14, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Statement on the Path Forward for Infrastructure

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the path forward on infrastructure legislation: "For too long, we have neglected to make the necessary investments in our nation's infrastructure. New Dems are committed to addressing these needs in order to create jobs, transform our infrastructure system, combat climate change, grow our economy, and make sure every American has the opportunity to succeed. "As the House returns to … Continue Reading

June 03, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Members Outline Infrastructure Priorities for American Jobs

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed several bills to modernize our infrastructure, create jobs, and grow the economy. The Coalition, led by NDC Infrastructure Task Force Co-Chairs Carolyn Bourdeaux and Norma Torres, and NDC Chair Suzan DelBene and Vice Chair for Policy Scott Peters, also sent a letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio urging the inclusion of NDC priorities in upcoming infrastructure packages as the House continues to develop legislation … Continue Reading

May 21, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Outlines Infrastructure Priorities

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Infrastructure Task Force outlined the NDC's infrastructure priorities to build back better as the House continues to develop legislation in response to President Biden's American Jobs Plan. New Dem Members will work to update our transportation infrastructure, create quality jobs, invest in our nation's preparedness and resilience, and develop more affordable housing. Specifically, the Coalition is focused on: Building funding and financing to last … Continue Reading

May 20, 2021

House Advances New Dem-Endorsed Legislation to Respond to the January 6th Insurrection

This week, the House advanced two New Dem-Endorsed bills to better prepare our country, protect our democracy, and respond to domestic terrorism following the January 6th insurrection. First, the House passed the bipartisan H.R. 3233, the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act. This bill would establish a 9/11-style independent commission to investigate what happened on and leading up to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The … Continue Reading

May 18, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Members Urge Commitment to Regular Order and Committee Process for Upcoming Legislative Packages

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer urging that the House utilize regular order both in name and spirit as the House starts to legislate the framework set forth by President Biden's American Jobs and Families Plans. The letter reads in part: "As the House develops the next legislative packages to build back better, we have the opportunity to resume a more thoughtful, deliberative, and collaborative approach to legislating. President Biden … Continue Reading

May 18, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Adds Frank J. Mrvan

This week, by a unanimous vote, the New Democrat Coalition was proud to induct Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (IN-01) as its newest Member. Congressman Mrvan understands the importance of good-paying jobs and a growing economy that works for everyone. In the House, he will look for opportunities to be a servant leader and bring Northwest Indiana together to make smart, local investments and grow the regional economy. "The New Democrat Coalition has a unique opportunity to deliver real change in the … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

NDC Chair Welcomes Biden's Families Plan, Pledges to Make Child Benefit Permanent

KIRKLAND, WA - Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, released the below statement following President Biden's address to a joint session of Congress. "When families prosper, the nation succeeds. I welcome President Biden's American Families Plan as a bold framework for how we can invest in better education, health care, and futures for all Americans and recover more quickly from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The New Democrat Coalition … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

NDC Members, Chair Introduce Legislation to Jump Start Job Creation in Post-COVID Economy

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Reps. Joe Morelle (NY-25), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) announced joint legislation to invest in innovation, strengthen economic resiliency, and create new job opportunities to help America recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The NDC endorsed The Innovation Centers Acceleration Act and a similar proposal was recently included in President Biden's American Jobs Plan. "The next step in our road to recovery from … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Members Urge President Biden to Build on the ACA and Advance Shared Health Care Priorities

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Health Care Task Force Co-Chairs Kim Schrier (WA-08) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), with NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and other NDC Leadership, led Coalition Members in sending a letter to President Joe Biden outlining the Coalition's health care priorities. NDC Members also urged President Biden to partner with the Coalition and build on the ACA toward universal access to quality, affordable health care coverage, and care in the American Family Plan. NDC … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Honors Heroes and Calls for Better Preparedness Following January 6th Insurrection

Today, following active internal Member discussions over the last few months within the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), the NDC endorsed a slate of bills in response to the events of January 6th and to prevent future acts of domestic terrorism. These legislative priorities, many of which are bipartisan, honor the heroic actions of the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), other law enforcement, and the reporters on Capitol Hill; condemn the violent bigotry displayed during the insurrection; establish new … Continue Reading

March 12, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Unveils Policy Task Forces

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 … Continue Reading

March 11, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Immigration Reform Bills

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, … Continue Reading

March 10, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Votes to Provide Critical Relief & Stimulus to Families, Workers, and Businesses

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, … Continue Reading

March 01, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bicameral bill seeks to advance important, meaningful reforms to increase transparency and accountability, improve the culture of policing, curb police brutality, and end racial profiling. "Black Americans have endured generations of systemic racism and discrimination for too long, and this has been painfully evident in their treatment by law enforcement. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is … Continue Reading

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