Press Releases

February 15, 2024

ICYMI TRANSCRIPT: New Dem Leaders Hold Press Conference Unveiling Framework for Commonsense Immigration Reform, Calling on Republicans to Join Democrats in Tackling Border Security

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) and Vice Chair Salud Carbajal (CA-24), and New Dem Members held a press conference to unveil the Immigration and Border Security Task Force’s framework for bipartisan immigration and border security reform that will secure the border, bolster the U.S. economy and workforce, improve pathways to legal status, and help address the asylum system.  You can read the … Continue Reading


February 15, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Immigration and Border Security Task Force Unveils Framework for Commonsense Immigration Reform, Calls on Republicans to Join Democrats in Tackling Border Security

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Immigration and Border Security Task Force released its framework for bipartisan immigration and border security reform that will secure the border, bolster the U.S. economy and workforce, improve pathways to legal status, and help address the asylum system. Throughout the 118th Congress, New Dems have repeatedly called on Republicans to join us in advancing common sense, bipartisan solutions to address the situation at the southern border. Task Force … Continue Reading


February 13, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Leaders Urge Speaker Johnson to Swiftly Bring National Security Package to House Floor

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Vice Chair for Communications Brad Schneider (IL-10), Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) released a statement following the Senate’s strong bipartisan passage of essential national security legislation to fund Ukraine, Israel, our Indo-Pacific allies, and provide humanitarian assistance for civilians threatened by conflict in Gaza and elsewhere. New Dems … Continue Reading


February 07, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members Call to Extend the Affordable Connectivity Program

New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) and NDC Leadership Member Marc Veasey (TX-33) released a statement on the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which will stop accepting new applications and enrollments today in order to maintain the integrity of the program. Without congressional action, this game-changing initiative will cease entirely in April 2024. “In the nearly three years since New Dems championed the establishment of the Affordable Connectivity Program in the … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Immigration and Border Security Task Force: House Republicans’ Sham Impeachment Puts “Chaos Over Order”

Following the failed House floor vote to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the New Democrat Coalition Immigration and Border Security Task Force, led by Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04), Vice Chair Salud Carbajal (CA-24), and Vice Chair Lou Correa (CA-46) released a statement. New Dems previously urged House Republican leadership to bring the Senate’s bipartisan national security bill to the floor for a vote. “Today, extreme House Republicans once again chose … Continue Reading


February 05, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Leadership, Immigration Task Force Chair & National Security Task Force Chair on Bipartisan Bill to Support our Allies and Secure the Southern Border

Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Leadership, Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) and National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) released the following statement on the bipartisan national security funding bill to secure the border and address the broken asylum process, support Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, and deliver humanitarian relief: “New Dems are very encouraged by the bipartisan agreement on a national security … Continue Reading


January 31, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Leadership Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Tax Package

Today, New Democrat Coalition Leadership released a statement following the House floor vote on the bipartisan tax bill. The package reflects several priorities outlined in the Coalition’s December endorsement slate of tax legislation.  The legislation passed by a vote of 357-70, with the majority of New Dems voting in favor: “New Dems applaud today’s passage of a bipartisan, bicameral tax package that delivers on several priorities long-championed by our Coalition, including expanding the … Continue Reading


January 22, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Chair Statement on 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) released a statement on the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.  In addition to the Coalition’s enduring support for codifying Roe through the Women’s Health Protection Act, New Dem Members are championing legislation to protect access to women’s health care. From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s bill to protect the right to travel for an abortion and Congresswoman Kim Schrier’s legislation protecting doctors who provide safe … Continue Reading


January 19, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Leadership on Bipartisan, Bicameral Tax Package to Boost Innovation and Lower Costs for American Families and Small Businesses

Today, New Democrat Coalition Leadership released the following statement on the breakthrough bipartisan, bicameral tax package, which passed out of the Ways and Means Committee today. This bill would expand the Child Tax Credit and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, incentivize research and development, support small businesses, and create a tax treaty with Taiwan. Last month, New Dems endorsed a slate of tax legislation, which included key priorities reflected in this package. “Throughout … Continue Reading


January 19, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Implores Speaker Johnson to Put Partisan Politics Aside, Negotiate a Bipartisan Border Bill

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and Vice Chair Salud Carbajal (CA-24), led nearly 60 New Dem Members on a letter to Republican Speaker Mike Johnson, urging him to once and for all work with Democrats in good faith on a bipartisan border bill that will secure our southern border and reform our immigration system. “House Republicans frequently parrot far-right talking points about the southern border, yet their … Continue Reading


January 15, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members on the Bipartisan Continuing Resolution to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Vice Chair for Communications Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement on the bipartisan agreement for a clean Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown by extending funding until March 1 and March 8:  “New Dems have always been laser-focused on working across the aisle to deliver durable policies for hard-working Americans. From the beginning, our Members have … Continue Reading


December 20, 2023

New Dem Chair Statement on Announcement of Recompete Pilot Program Finalists

Today, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the 22 finalists of the Distressed Area Recompete Program (Recompete). Originally authored by Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06), the $200 million Recompete Pilot Program will help revitalize persistently distressed and disadvantaged communities across the country by investing in economic and workforce development. The 22 Recompete finalists were selected from an unprecedented 565 applications, the most ever received for an … Continue Reading


December 19, 2023

New Dem Chair Statement on House Republican Failure to Address Critical Foreign and Domestic Issues Before End of the Year

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) released a statement on the critical domestic and international priorities that House Republican Leadership failed to address before the end of 2023: “Last week, Speaker Johnson and House Republican leadership sent lawmakers home for the year without addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our nation. Thanks to Republican extremists, Congress failed to pass funding for Ukraine and Israel, humanitarian aid for innocent … Continue Reading


December 18, 2023

ICYMI – Newsweek: At COP 28, New Dems Chart the Path Forward to a Clean Energy Economy by New Dem Chair Kuster and NDC Climate and Clean Energy Task Force Chair Peters

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Climate Change and Clean Energy Task Force Chair Scott Peters (CA-50) penned a joint op-ed in Newsweek on their experience representing the United States at the COP 28 summit in Dubai, the New Democrat Coalition’s work to address the climate crisis, and the importance of passing bipartisan permitting reform to unlock the unprecedented clean energy investments of the Inflation Reduction Act.  Read the full op-ed here and below. At … Continue Reading


December 14, 2023

New Dem Chair and National Security Task Force Chair Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan NDAA

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) and National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) released a statement applauding the passage of a bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) through the House. The bill passed by a vote of 310-118, including 92 New Dems in favor. Spearheaded by the National Security Task Force, New Dems secured key priorities in the final version of the NDAA. Of the 23 provisions requested in the Task Force’s November letter, … Continue Reading


December 13, 2023

New Dem Climate and Clean Energy Task Force Endorses Slate of Bills to Enhance Energy Deployment

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Climate Change and Clean Energy Task Force endorsed 14 bills led or co-led by New Dem Members that address barriers to energy deployment and innovation. The endorsement slate builds on the Coalition’s ongoing efforts to work with the Administration to implement the historic investments of the Inflation Reduction Act. The majority of these endorsed bills have bipartisan support. NDC Climate Change and Clean Energy Task Force Chair Scott Peters (CA-50) … Continue Reading


December 12, 2023

New Dem Health Care Task Force Statement on Support for the Reauthorization of the SUPPORT Act

Today, New Democrat Coalition Health Care, Substance Use, and Mental Health Task Force Chair Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Vice Chairs Yadira Caraveo (CO-08) and Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) released a statement in favor of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Reauthorization Act. This legislation, led by New Dem Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), expands access to critical resources and treatments to aid those in recovery from opioid addiction and mental health issues.  The bill was passed out of the … Continue Reading


December 06, 2023

ICYMI – Rep. Marilyn Strickland in Newsweek: We Won't Let Far Right Hijack America's Security Priorities

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) penned an op-ed in Newsweek emphasizing the importance of passing a strong, bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure America can address present and future national security threats. Read the full op-ed here and below: The United States and our allies around the world face security threats at a level not seen since World War II. Ukraine continues its fight against Russia … Continue Reading


December 06, 2023

New Dem Leadership Endorses Slate of Tax Bills to Support Hardworking Families, Incentivize Investment and Innovation

Today, New Democrat Coalition Leadership endorsed 10 taxation bills, the majority of which are bipartisan. Each of these New Dem-led bills is aimed at making targeted improvements to the tax code to benefit families, workers, and small businesses around the country. From expanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and making the Child Tax Credit (CTC) permanent to incentivizing large-scale transmission projects and creating a tax credit for hiring apprenticeship employees, these pieces … Continue Reading


December 05, 2023

New Democrat Coalition Chair Announces Rep. Marilyn Strickland as Newest Member of the Coalition’s Leadership Team

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair (NDC) Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced Rep. Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) will join the Coalition as a Leadership Member. Following Rep. Lori Trahan’s (MA-03) election to the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), Chair Kuster appointed Rep. Strickland to fill her position on the NDC Leadership team.  “I am thrilled to congratulate our New Dem colleagues, Reps. Trahan and Strickland, on their new leadership positions,” said New Democrat … Continue Reading

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