Press Releases

March 12, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Unveils Policy Task Forces

Washington, DC - 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 … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Immigration Reform Bills

Washington, DC - 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 … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

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

Washington, DC - 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 … Continue Reading


March 01, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Washington, DC - 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 … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Secures Wins in the American Rescue Plan

Washington, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act, comprehensive legislation to 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 helped shape the American Rescue Plan, including with NDC-endorsed provisions: A national recovery strategy, including funding for testing and vaccine manufacturing and distribution An enhanced and expanded … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses The Equality Act

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed The Equality Act (H.R. 5), a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in arenas including public accommodations, housing, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service. H.R. 5 will amend the Civil Rights Act to illegalize discrimination against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. NDC Members have long pushed for equal rights legislation to protect LGBTQ Americans, … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Endorses H.R. 1, the For the People Act

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed H.R. 1, the For the People Act. H.R. 1 is a sweeping campaign finance and election reform bill that will make it easier for Americans to vote, end the dominance of money in politics, and help ensure all elected officials work in the public interest. NDC Members proposed many of the provisions included in the package, ranging from election security measures, ethics reforms, transparent campaign ads, and other voting rights … Continue Reading


February 16, 2021

New Dem Reps. Schrier, Foster, Chair DelBene Push FDA to Conduct Review of Most Effective Rapid Tests

Washington, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition Reps. Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Bill Foster (IL-11), and Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-08) led Coalition Members in sending a letter to Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock. In the letter, the Representatives urge the FDA to conduct a comparative evaluation of rapid tests to determine which tests are the most effective tests that can be scaled up for mass production and distribution. The members said, "Regularly performed, at-home testing helps … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Unveils First 100 Days Policy Priorities

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by NDC Leadership Members, unveiled its First 100 Days Agenda. Through this agenda, the Coalition will take actionable steps to end the pandemic, create jobs, and solve the challenges of the 21st century. The NDC will fight for durable progress on our nation's most pressing issues, including ending the pandemic, spurring equitable economic growth and opportunities, tackling climate change, modernizing our infrastructure, protecting … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Urges House Leadership to Act on COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Priorities

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging action on a slate of bold, innovative policies to help end the pandemic and rebuild robust economic growth and opportunity that works for every American. The letter reads: "The NDC proposals have clear alignment with President Biden and Vice President Harris's American Rescue Plan and would build on the foundation of House Democrats' … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Chair Statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON, DC - New Democrat Coalition Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement on the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as President of the United States and Kamala D. Harris as Vice President of the United States. "Today begins a new chapter in American history. After a stormy, unpredictable, and at times dangerous period, today brings new light and hope for our future. This will be a future we can all share in. President Biden pledged to be a leader for all of … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Game-Changer: Top House Democrats On Biden Support For Automatic Triggers

WASHINGTON, DC - Today Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08), incoming Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, and New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and NDC Chair-Emeritus Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06), expressed their delight at President-elect Biden's game-changing support for automatic stabilizers, tying unemployment benefits to pandemic and economic conditions. In the summer of 2020, Beyer and New Democrat Coalition leaders put forth a legislative proposal to automatically trigger … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Chair Statement on Biden-Harris Administration’s Emergency Relief Package

WASHINGTON, DC - New Democrat Coalition Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement on the incoming Biden-Harris Administration's legislative package to fund vaccinations and provide immediate, direct economic relief to working families and communities bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis: "New Dems welcome the release of President-elect Biden's legislative package and look forward to achieving our shared priorities with the incoming administration. Americans need … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Chair Statement on Second Impeachment of President Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - New Democrat Coalition Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the below statement following the second impeachment of President Donald Trump. "A week ago, an armed mob assaulted the very embodiment of our democracy, the U.S. Capitol. This was more than just an assault on a building. It was an insurrection perpetrated against our government to stop Congress from fulfilling its constitutional duty to certify the presidential election results. "The sitting President of the United … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Statement on the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Legislation

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Chair-elect Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued a statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 133, the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief package. The legislation provides funding for combatting the pandemic and critical relief for American families. The NDC secured key provisions in the package, including funding for national testing and vaccines; an extension and expansion of the Employee … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Statement on the Climate Wins Included in Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Legislation

This week, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) secured important wins on climate and energy-related legislation in H.R. 133, the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief package, which passed the House of Representatives. The package invests in our clean energy economy and will create high quality jobs. Several NDC-endorsed climate bills were included in this package, including policies to modernize our electricity grid and renewable energy storage, phase down hydrofluorocarbons, … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Secures Key House Committee Assignments

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) secured ten out of the thirteen appointments made to House committees, including all the open seats on the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees. New Democrats also secured two-thirds of the open seats on the House Appropriations Committee. "As the majority makers in Congress, New Dems have focused on making sure we are well represented in leadership and on key committees. We endorsed our colleague Pete Aguilar for … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Chair and Chair-Elect Statement on Bipartisan COVID Proposal

Washington, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Chair-elect Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued a statement on the release of the immediate COVID relief legislative package. In early 2021, Congress will also have to act to provide additional robust relieve and stimulus. "As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten American lives, livelihoods, and our nation's economy, Congress and the Administration have to reach a COVID relief deal as soon as possible. … Continue Reading


December 07, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Announces Complete Leadership Team for 117th Congress

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) announced its expanded leadership team and the specific roles of the four recently-elected NDC Vice Chairs. Additionally, pursuant to the NDC's bylaws, Chair-elect Suzan DelBene (WA-01) appointed three Members to serve in leadership positions within the Coalition. These roles and appointments serve to harness the unique expertise each leadership Member brings to the Coalition and enhance the NDC's execution of its vision in the 117th … Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership Team and Inducts Five Members-Elect

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), elected Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) to be the next Chair; Reps. Ami Bera (CA-07), Sharice Davids (KS-03), Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Scott Peters (CA-52) to be the next Vice Chairs; and Rep.-elect Kathy Manning (NC-06) to be the Freshman Leadership Representative. Current Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will serve as Chair Emeritus next Congress. In addition, by a unanimous vote, the NDC inducted five new Members-elect to join the Coalition in … Continue Reading

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