Press Releases

June 18, 2024

NDC Immigration and Border Security Task Force Leaders Applaud President Biden’s Executive Orders to Expand Legal Pathways for Families and Dreamers

Today, New Democrat Coalition Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) and Vice Chair Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued a statement following the announcement of new actions by President Biden that expand legal pathways to citizenship for noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens and their children as well as make it easier for Dreamers to obtain temporary work permits. “Today, President Biden has followed through on his pledge to address our immigration crisis by pairing … Continue Reading


June 17, 2024

NextGen NewDems Staff Academy Inaugural Cohort Celebrates Completion of the Nine-Month Program

Last week, the NextGen NewDems Staff Academy’s inaugural cohort participated in its final meeting, capping off the New Democrat Coalition’s first coalition-wide staff development program with a conversation with NDC Leadership Members, including Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Chair Emeritus Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Vice Chairs Brad Schneider (IL-10), Sharice Davids (KS-03), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24). Created in September 2023, NextGen NewDems offers the best and brightest staffers from New … Continue Reading


June 14, 2024

NDC Immigration and Border Security Task Force Leaders Call for Actions to Protect DACA Recipients Ahead of 12th Anniversary

June 15th, marks 12 years since former President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Ahead of this anniversary, New Democrat Coalition Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) and Vice Chairs Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Lou Correa (CA-46) issued a statement calling for action to protect DACA recipients: “Tomorrow marks 12 years since President Obama created the DACA program, which protects hundreds of thousands of young … Continue Reading


June 14, 2024

New Dem National Security Task Force Rebukes House GOP’s Far-Right Amendments to NDAA

Today, New Democrat Coalition National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) and Vice Chair Jason Crow (CO-06) issued the following statement after the House floor vote on the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation passed by a vote of 217-199: “House Republicans have once again put their own extremist agenda over strengthening U.S. national security. Through their hyper-partisan amendment process, they transformed a commonsense, bipartisan package into … Continue Reading


June 12, 2024

NDC Leaders Call Out GOP for Rejecting Funding for Bipartisan Affordable Connectivity Program

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Freshman Leadership Representative Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) issued a statement after the Republican-led House Rules Committee rejected Rep. Budzinski’s bipartisan amendment to the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would have funded the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). If tens of millions of Americans lose affordable internet access after losing the ACP benefit, our military will be unable to meet their … Continue Reading


June 05, 2024

New Dem Chair Kuster and National Security Task Force Chair Strickland Reject House GOP’s Hyper-Partisan MilCon-VA Legislation

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) and NDC National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) issued a statement following the floor vote on House Republicans’ hyper-partisan FY2025 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations legislation. “Rather than move away from the hyper-partisan and extremist approach that severely delayed the 2024 appropriations process, House Republicans are doubling down, attempting to advance harmful, … Continue Reading


June 04, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Leaders Encouraged by President Biden’s Executive Order to Secure the Southern Border, Call for Republicans to Come to the Table

Today, New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members and NDC Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) issued a statement following the release of President Biden’s executive order that would bar migrants who cross the Southern Border unlawfully from receiving asylum, which will be in effect during high levels of crossing. This action will enable immigration officers to more easily remove those who do not have a lawful basis to remain in the country and ease the burden … Continue Reading


May 24, 2024

New Dems Host Mental Health Awareness Month Roundtable

Yesterday, NDC Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Vice Chair for Outreach Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and the Health Care, Substance Use, and Mental Health Task Force, led by Chair Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Vice Chairs Yadira Caraveo (CO-08) and Brittany Pettersen (CO-07), welcomed key stakeholders, including medical professionals and mental and behavioral health care experts, to a Mental Health Awareness Month roundtable. At the roundtable, Members and guests discussed challenges and solutions to … Continue Reading


May 24, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Farm Bill Task Force Chair Statement Following Committee Markup of 2024 Farm Bill

Today, New Democrat Coalition Farm Bill Task Force Chair Kim Schrier (WA-08) issued a statement following the House Agriculture Committee’s markup of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024. “New Dems are encouraged that the House and Senate are making progress to advance a must-pass Farm Bill this year. However, we are disappointed that the Republican leadership of the House Agriculture Committee decided to move forward with a version of the Farm Bill that does not meet the … Continue Reading


May 23, 2024

NDC Immigration & Border Security Task Force Statement on Senate Republicans’ Failure to Pass Bipartisan Border Deal

Today, New Democrat Coalition Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) and Vice Chair Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement after Senate Republicans again blocked a vote on the bipartisan deal to secure the border and address the broken asylum process: “Over 100 days ago, Congressional Republicans walked away from the toughest, most comprehensive border security deal in decades—a deal they negotiated themselves. And today, they once again showed … Continue Reading


May 23, 2024

New Dem Artificial Intelligence Working Group Endorses Legislation to Ensure Responsible Development and Deployment of AI Technologies

Today, the New Democrat Coalition Artificial Intelligence Working Group, led by Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and Vice Chairs Don Beyer (VA-08), Jeff Jackson (NC-14), Sara Jacobs (CA-51), Susie Lee (NV-03), and Haley Stevens (MI-11) endorsed 10 bipartisan, New Dem-led Artificial Intelligence bills that would help ensure the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies.  From supporting workforce training and studying the economic impacts of AI to protecting consumers, elections, … Continue Reading


May 13, 2024

Climate Change & Clean Energy Task Force: New FERC Rule “Will Take Critical Steps to Responsibly Streamline Transmission Development”

Today, New Democrat Coalition Climate Change and Clean Energy Task Force Chair Scott Peters (CA-50) and Vice Chairs Sean Casten (IL-06), Eric Sorensen (IL-17), and Susan Wild (PA-07) issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unveiled a final rule to govern the allocation of costs between states when developing interstate transmission lines. “To implement the Inflation Reduction Act’s landmark investments and reach our climate goals, America must … Continue Reading


May 10, 2024

New Dem National Security Task Force Outlines NDAA Priorities

Today, the New Democrat Coalition National Security Task Force, led by Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), sent a letter to House Armed Service Committee leadership outlining the Coalition’s key priorities for inclusion in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These priorities include: supporting servicemembers and their families, enhancing the U.S. defense industrial base; investing in military modernization and innovation, and upholding our commitments to our allies, … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Congressman Tim Kennedy Becomes 100th New Democrat Coalition Member After Decisive Special Election Victory

Washington, D.C. — Today, the New Democrat Coalition welcomed Congressman Tim Kennedy (NY-26) as the newest Member of the Coalition following his special election victory in New York’s 26th District to replace Rep. Brian Higgins, who retired in February.After serving in the New York State Senate for nearly 15 years, Rep. Kennedy comes to Congress as a seasoned lawmaker committed to getting things done and fighting Republican extremism. From spearheading infrastructure investments as Chair of … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

New Dems Host Infrastructure Implementation Outreach Roundtable with Key Stakeholders

Washington, D.C. — Today, NDC Vice Chair for Outreach Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Vice Chair for Member Services Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03), Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and NDC Members welcomed union leaders, industry representatives, and other stakeholders for a roundtable discussion on implementation of the historic infrastructure investments New Dems championed in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation … Continue Reading


May 01, 2024

New Dems Lead Letters Advocating for FY2025 Funding for Border Security, Public Safety, Affordable Housing, and Rural Development

Today, New Democrat Coalition Members led a total of 63 New Dem signers on four separate letters to the House Appropriations Committee outlining the Coalition’s priorities related to immigration and border security, public safety, agriculture and rural development, and affordable housing for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2025 appropriations process. “Across these four letters, New Dems are fighting to deliver on the issues that we hear about the most from our constituents across the country,” said … Continue Reading


April 30, 2024

NDC Climate Change & Clean Energy Task Force Chair Applauds Administration for Efforts to Implement Bipartisan Permitting Reforms

Today, New Democrat Coalition Climate Change and Clean Energy Task Force Chair Scott Peters (CA-50) issued the following statement after the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) finalized its Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule, building on the historic investments of the Inflation Reduction Act and the President’s Permitting Action Plan. “Today, we applaud the Biden administration for taking critical steps to implement the bipartisan permitting reform provisions … Continue Reading


April 25, 2024

New Dem Climate Change & Clean Energy Task Force Applauds Administration’s Actions to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment

Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition Climate Change and Clean Energy Task Force Chair Scott Peters (CA-50) and Vice Chairs Sean Casten (IL-06), Eric Sorensen (IL-17), and Susan Wild (PA-07) issued a statement on the Biden administration’s announcement of two rules that will reduce regulatory hurdles for clean energy projects and accelerate getting clean energy onto the grid.   “From day one, New Dems have been committed to working across the aisle and with the Biden administration … Continue Reading


April 23, 2024

New Dem Chair Applauds Senate for Sending National Security Funding to President Biden’s Desk

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to send three bills - the Ukraine, Israel, and Indo-Pacific Supplemental Appropriations Acts, 2024, to President Biden’s desk for his signature: “Finally, critical security funding for our close allies Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan - as well as essential humanitarian relief for civilians in Gaza and around the world - is headed to President Biden’s desk. “New Dems applaud the Senate … Continue Reading


April 20, 2024

New Dems Stand Firm, Help Pass Critical National Security Package to Support Our Allies and Deliver Humanitarian Aid

Today, New Democrat Coalition Leadership issued a statement after New Democrat Coalition Members voted to pass three bills - the Ukraine, Israel, and Indo-Pacific Supplemental Appropriations Acts, 2024 - through the House. New Dem Leadership issued a statement in support of the three bills on Thursday. “Today, New Dems were proud to provide the key votes necessary to pass three essential security funding bills in the House. For more than six months, New Dems helped sustain pressure on House … Continue Reading

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