Press Releases

October 15, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Legislation on Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice Chair Suzan DelBene, and the NDC Technology Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Sharice Davids, Kendra Horn, Harley Rouda, and Darren Soto, announced the endorsement of legislation on technology and artificial intelligence. This is the first round of technology bill endorsements by the NDC in the 116th Congress. This package of bills is forward-looking, responsive to the realities of our rapidly advancing … Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Chair Joins House Democratic Leaders in Introducing Legislation to Protect American Elections

Washington, DC - New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06), along with leading House Democrats, introduced legislation to strengthen the integrity of American elections and curb foreign interference in the nation's democratic process. The Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act will prohibit foreign spending in our elections by closing loopholes, improving transparency and accountability requirements, and mandating disclosures of illicit … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Inducts Additional Member

This week, by a unanimous vote, the New Democrat Coalition was proud to add Rep. Joe Morelle (NY-25) to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress. Rep. Morelle brings an abundance of real-world experience and is dedicated to advancing the New Dem priorities that focus on growing the economy, embracing innovation, and promoting smart and fiscally responsible government. The New Democrat Coalition is the largest ideological caucus in the House. "The strength of the New Democrat Coalition is its … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Health Care Task Force Statement on Drug Pricing Legislation

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice Chair Suzan DelBene, NDC Leadership Member Ami Bera, and NDC Health Care Task Force Co-Chairs, Reps. Angie Craig, Kurt Schrader, Kim Schrier, and Greg Stanton, released the following statement on H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act: "The New Democrat Coalition supports efforts to lower drug prices, bring more options to market, and create transparency. We look forward to reviewing the proposal the Speaker and Committee Chairs put … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Releases Priorities for U.S. Climate Policy

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice Chair Scott Peters, and the NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Don Beyer, Sean Casten, Elaine Luria, and Susan Wild, released policy principles and endorsed legislation to combat climate change. In doing so, the NDC seeks to address the climate challenge with the urgency the crisis demands and to embrace the notion that the U.S., through its powerful economy and culture of innovation, can be best positioned to be … Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Legislation to Protect American Elections

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) announced the endorsement of bipartisan legislation introduced by NDC Members to protect our nation's elections. Our free and fair elections are a cornerstone of American democracy, and these bills are necessary reforms to better protect our elections ahead of 2020. Specifically, the NDC endorsed H.R. 1272, The Restoring Integrity to America's Elections Act, H.R. 2135, The Preventing Adversaries Intentionally from Disbursing Advertising … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

New Democrat Coalition National Security Task Force Statement on Administration’s $3.6 Billion Military Funding Grab

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Derek Kilmer and National Security Task Force Co-Chairs, Reps. Brad Schneider (IL-10), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Brendan Boyle (PA-02), and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's plan to repurpose $3.6 billion in military construction funds for a border wall: "Despite the clear threats and challenges America faces around the globe, the administration intends to steal $3.6 billion from the … Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Health Care Stabilization Bills

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed legislation put forward by the NDC Health Care Task Force to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and improve coverage expansion and affordability. The ACA has expanded coverage to millions of Americans, and protected coverage for millions more. These bills would help fortify the health insurance system, expand coverage, and bring down insurance costs for Americans. H.R. 1425, The State Healthcare Premium Reduction Act, … Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Urges House Appropriations Committee to Act on Member-Led Amendments

Washington, DC - This week, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Future of Work Task Force and National Security Task Force Co-Chairs sent letters urging House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger to retain the House-passed amendments proposed by NDC Task Forces as provisions when the House and Senate go to conference on the FY2020 appropriations package. During floor consideration in July, the House of Representatives passed New … Continue Reading


August 07, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force Releases Principles for U.S. Climate Policy

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice Chair Scott Peters, and the NDC Climate Change Task Force, led by Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Don Beyer, Sean Casten, Elaine Luria, and Susan Wild, released policy principles to combat climate change. In doing so, the NDC Climate Change Task Force seeks to address the climate challenge with the urgency the crisis demands. The principles embrace the notion that the U.S., through its powerful economy and culture of innovation, can be best … Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Urges Continued Progress on NAFTA Working Group Discussions Over August

Washington, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer, Vice-Chair for Policy Suzan DelBene, and NDC Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind, Rick Larsen, Gregory Meeks, and Lizzie Fletcher released the following statement on the status of the discussions between Ambassador Lighthizer and the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Working Group: "New Democrats support updating NAFTA to reflect 21st century trade issues. We are encouraged by the progress being made by the … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Statement on Budget and Debt Ceiling Agreement

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan budget and debt ceiling agreement that removes sequestration, sets the framework for our appropriations process for the next two years, and suspends the debt ceiling until July 31, 2021. Failure to reach this agreement would have resulted in drastic across the board cuts to national security and domestic spending, moved the United States closer to default on our financial obligations, and increased the risk of an another … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Urges Trump to Prioritize Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition Members, led by Infrastructure Task Force Co-Chairs Stacey Plaskett, Jason Crow, Elissa Slotkin, and Salud Carbajal, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to recommit to working with Congress on comprehensive and bipartisan legislation to bring America's infrastructure into the 21st Century. Modernizing America's aging infrastructure is essential to creating jobs, spurring economic growth, and increasing our global competitiveness. As one … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Statement on House Passage of Rep. Ruiz’s Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Raul Ruiz's H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Custody Act, which would establish basic humanitarian standards of care for individuals in CBP custody. Immigrants are people coming to U.S. in search of a better life, many of whom cross the border outside of ports of entry because of insurmountable wait times, and even those who cross legally can be detained. Last week, the … Continue Reading


July 17, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Rep. Ruiz’s Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition announced its endorsement of Rep. Raul Ruiz's H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Custody Act, which would establish basic humanitarian standards of care for individuals in CBP custody. In the event that the federal government restricts the free movement of an individual - including their detainment by CBP - then it is the federal government's responsibility to respect these basic … Continue Reading


July 17, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Urges Democratic Leadership to Move Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bills

Washington, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition Healthcare Task Force Members, led by co-chairs Reps. Angie Craig, Kurt Schrader, Kim Schrier, and Greg Stanton, sent a letter to House Democratic Leadership, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, and Assistant Leader Ben Ray Luján, urging the House to move bipartisan drug pricing bills forward. Specifically, the Task Force Members request House Democratic Leadership to consider bringing … Continue Reading


July 12, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Statement on House Passage of NDAA

New Democrat Coalition Chair Derek Kilmer released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2500, FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. This responsible national defense authorization bill authorizes the funding needed for a strong, smart national defense strategy. It lays out our priorities to defend our nation, protect our interests abroad, and, most importantly, support our troops. "Ensuring the safety and security of our country and all Americans is a fundamental … Continue Reading


July 08, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Urges Ambassador Lighthizer to Resolve Outstanding Issues

Washington, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Derek Kilmer, Vice-Chair for Policy Suzan DelBene, and NDC Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind, Rick Larsen, Gregory Meeks, and Lizzie Fletcher sent a letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer urging him to continue working with NDC and the Speaker's Working Group to resolve the outstanding issues that must be addressed for a successful, bipartisan passage of the updated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "While we appreciate your … Continue Reading


June 26, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Announces First Ever Economic Policy Pitch Day Champion

Washington, DC - The New Democrat Coalition congratulates Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) on winning the New Democrat Coalition's first ever policy pitch day. The popular vote winner was Rep. Phillips's "Companies Are Responsible Employers" (CARE) Award, a certification for businesses that share success and treat employees well by offering living wages, paid family leave, secure retirement, and other benefits. CARE certified companies would be given tax and regulatory relief and become known to … Continue Reading


June 20, 2019

House Passes New Democrat Coalition-Supported Priorities in H.R. 2740

Washington, DC - The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. This bill includes several New Democrat Coalition-supported priorities and amendments. Specifically, this bill: Supports a 21st century workforce by investing in workforce development grants, apprenticeships, and community colleges Secures America's role as an … Continue Reading

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