Press Releases

October 19, 2021

NDC Chair Statement Following Meeting with President Biden on Build Back Better Act

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) met with President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Treasury Secretary Yellen at the White House to continue discussions on advancing the Build Back Better economic agenda and the NDC's top policy priorities. Following the meeting, Chair DelBene released the below statement: "Today's meeting at the White House marks a step forward in getting both the Build Back Better Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act across the … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Chair Statement on Child Tax Credit

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement on the enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC), one of the Coalition's top priorities in reconciliation: "President Biden and NDC Members ran and won on rebuilding the American middle-class, and the enhanced Child Tax Credit is a cornerstone of the President's Build Back Better economic agenda. Through the American Rescue Plan Act, we delivered a historic tax cut that has empowered 36 million middle-class … Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Emma Weir Joins New Democrat Coalition as Communications Director

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) is excited to announce that Emma Weir joined the team as the Coalition's new communications director this week. "Composed of 95 forward-thinking members of the House Democratic Caucus, the Coalition is currently playing an important role in deciding the path forward for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act ­- and Emma will be critical to that effort," said NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01). "Emma, like New Dems, is … Continue Reading


October 05, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Urges End to Harmful Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Allies and Close Trading Partners

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind (WI-03) and Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and NDC Vice Chair for Policy Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, urging them to transition away from Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum on our allies and closest trading partners. NDC trade policy leaders urge for progress toward an agreement with … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Second Slate of Bills to Combat Climate Change

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) announced its endorsement slate of additional bills to address the existential threat of climate change and advance the Coalition's ambitious agenda to achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. This year, we have seen the effects of climate change on our health, national security, and economic prosperity up close, and the Coalition is committed to using every tool possible to transition towards a cleaner planet and economy. This slate of bills … Continue Reading


September 22, 2021

NDC Chair Suzan DelBene Meets with President Biden on Build Back Better Agenda

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) met with President Joe Biden today alongside a small group of other House members and Senators to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better Act. The meeting was a productive discussion on the path forward for both pieces of legislation. Chair DelBene made clear that New Dems are committed to delivering results for the American people. She emphasized that New Dems are the majority makers and center of gravity … Continue Reading


September 15, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Secures Win for American Families in Reconciliation Bill with Extension of Expanded Child Tax Credit

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) secured a major win for American children and families in the proposed reconciliation bill with a significant extension of the enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC). The extension of the expanded CTC is one of New Dems' key reconciliation priorities and will continue to ensure our nation's children have the opportunity to succeed. "Extending the enhanced Child Tax Credit is a historic opportunity to continue a critical tax cut for middle-class families that New Dems … Continue Reading


September 15, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Secures Key Middle-Class Health Care Wins in Reconciliation Bill

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) secured key provisions in the proposed reconciliation legislation to build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by expanding health coverage to the uninsured and underserved middle-class Americans. The legislation contains two NDC policies to make permanent the increased individual market premium subsidies and fill the coverage gap in non-Medicaid expansion states. "The New Democrat Coalition's number one health care priority in reconciliation is to finish … Continue Reading


September 15, 2021

Funding for NDC-Endorsed RECOMPETE Act Pilot Included in Reconciliation Bill

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) secured one of its top reconciliation priorities and advanced $4 billion for a RECOMPETE grant pilot program through the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee as part of the reconciliation package, the Build Back Better Act. The pilot program is based on NDC Chair Emeritus Derek Kilmer (WA-06)'s H.R. 4651, the Rebuilding Economies and Creating Opportunities for More People to Excel (RECOMPETE) Act, which aims to empower persistently distressed … Continue Reading


September 08, 2021

ICYMI – NDC Member Ron Kind: When it comes to reconciliation, let’s learn from our past mistakes via The Hill

In case you missed it: New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Member Ron Kind (WI-03) penned an op-ed in The Hill calling for Congress to implement fiscally responsible, long-term policies that successfully lift up our nation and help working families through the reconciliation process. "Funding programs for two to three years at a time only creates uncertainty and unnecessary fiscal "cliffs." That's why we need to limit the number of programs included in the legislation in order to fund them properly … Continue Reading


August 24, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Reconciliation Priorities

New Dems are focused on advancing legislation that prioritizes doing a few things well for longer, over many things for short periods with near-term cliffs or significant delays, in order to maximize investments in the future, support our communities, and provide certainty for families, workers, and community businesses. We believe the reconciliation bill must: Invest in the future of American children and families by making permanent or extending for as long as possible the enhanced and … Continue Reading


August 24, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Advances Budget Resolution and Charts Path Forward to Build Back Better

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2022 budget resolution, an important step towards advancing President Biden and the NDC's priorities to build back better."We have a once in a generation opportunity to deliver for American families with legislation that builds back better from the COVID-19 crisis with long-term, robust, well-executed investments in our most critical, … Continue Reading


August 23, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses H.R. 4

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) announced its endorsement of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill, introduced by NDC Member Terri Sewell (AL-07), seeks to address the most egregious forms of recent voter suppression by restoring the protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and determining which states and localities with a recent history of voting rights violations must pre-clear election changes with the U.S. Department of Justice. "Our responsibility as … Continue Reading


August 20, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Chair Statement on Budget Resolution Vote

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement ahead of the budget resolution vote in the House next week: "As Congress and the administration started discussing using budget reconciliation to advance the Build Back Better Agenda, the New Democrat Coalition pushed for and secured two important process related commitments to: (1) have the Senate go first in passing the budget resolution and (2) empower House Committees and Members to draft the … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Statement on Retirement of Rep. Ron Kind

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) will retire from Congress at the close of the 117th Congress: "Ron has been a mentor to me and many members of the New Democrat Coalition. The contributions he has made to our Coalition as a member of the founding class, a past Chair, and the longest serving member of NDC leadership have been significant," said NDC Chair Suzan DelBene … Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Unveils Second Slate of 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 three additional policy task forces on rural reinvestment, future of work and capitalism, and trade. The second slate of NDC policy task forces for the 117th Congress will join the previously announced Climate Change, Health Care, Immigration, and Infrastructure Task Forces. These additional NDC policy task forces will develop and advance … Continue Reading


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

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