Press Releases

February 28, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Announces ‘20 for 2020’ Policy Agenda

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by NDC Leadership Members, launched its new '20 for 2020' policy agenda. The agenda is a culmination of the NDC's priorities and is intended to serve as a framework for the Coalition's legislative agenda for the remainder of the 116th Congress. The NDC is focused on solving the challenges of the 21st century, looking at old problems through a new lens and advocating forward-looking policies that expand opportunities, promote innovation, keep Americans … Continue Reading


February 26, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Inducts Additional Member

Over 100 strong, New Dems make up over forty percent of the Democratic Caucus Washington, DC -This week, by a unanimous vote, the New Democrat Coalition was proud to add Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21) to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress. Rep. Cox 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 … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Letter to Trump on Section 232 Tariffs

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Trade Task Force sent a letter to President Donald Trump rebuking him for not releasing the Section 232 report on proposed tariffs on imported automobiles and auto parts to Congress, violating the law. This refusal to comply undermines the constitutional balance of power between our co-equal branches of government. NDC Members also urged him to abandon any further tariff action that threatens the American automotive sector, auto workers, … Continue Reading


February 06, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Slate of Bills to Strengthen the Health Care System

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed legislation put forward by the NDC Health Care Task Force to strengthen the nation's existing health care system. The slate of seven bills presents common-sense and innovative solutions to improve health care coverage and reduce costs for Americans. The NDC endorsed the following NDC Member-led bills: H.R. 3107 - Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act, introduced by NDC Vice Chair Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), would … Continue Reading


February 03, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Urges Trump to Focus on Unifying Issues in State of the Union Address

Washington, DC - Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Leadership Members sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging the President to work with Congress on shared priorities during his State of the Union Address. "There are sharp differences between many of your priorities and ours, but we are hopeful that we can find opportunities this year for your administration and Congress to act on our shared priorities for the American people. Over the last year, the New Democrat Coalition has been … Continue Reading


January 16, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Celebrates Senate Passage of Updated USMCA

Washington, DC - Today, the Senate passed the New Democrat Coalition-endorsed implementing bill for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Today's vote follows the House vote on the USMCA implementing bill in December. The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) has long supported modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to reflect the 21st century economy and other advances the United States has made in trade policy. "The New Democrats have long pushed for an update to … Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Celebrates Passage of Updated USMCA

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed the New Democrat Coalition-endorsed implementing bill for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Today's vote follows the December 10th agreement that updated USMCA to incorporate improvements negotiated by House Democrats. The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) has long supported modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to reflect the 21st century economy and other advances the United States has made in trade … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Urges Involvement on Future of Work Issues in Congress

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) sent a letter urging Committee on Education and Labor Chair Bobby Scott to include the Coalition's perspective in finding innovative solutions to our shared priority of ensuring all Americans have the opportunity to earn a good life. Specifically, NDC requests to be involved in discussions around legislative action on the future of work, including the changing nature and structure of work and the economy. Our nation is facing a moment … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Updated USMCA

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) announced its endorsement of the recently updated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) following the December 10th agreement incorporating the improvements negotiated by House Democrats. The NDC has long supported modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to reflect the 21st century economy and other advances the United States has made in trade policy. The updated USMCA makes critical improvements to a … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

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

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which aims to lower prescription drug prices to level the playing field for American patients and taxpayers. Specifically, this bill: Ensure seniors can get a fair price for the prescriptions they need by granting the Secretary of HHS the ability to directly negotiate drug prices for Medicare, capping Part-D out-of-pocket costs at $2,000 and restructuring catastrophic coverage and creating penalties for price … Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

New Democrat Coalition National Security Task Force Statement on NDAA

Washington, DC - Today the New Democrat Coalition National Security Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Brendan Boyle, Anthony Brown, Brad Schneider, and Abigail Spanberger released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "This NDAA builds a modern military ready to address challenges abroad and bolster our national security here at home. By embracing new technology, training the next generation and honoring the sacred … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force Statement on USMCA Progress

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 Speaker Pelosi's announcement that House Democrats reached an agreement on USMCA with United States Trade Representative Ambassador Lighthizer: "We are pleased to see that Speaker Pelosi and Ambassador Lighthizer have reached an agreement on modifying the … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Statement on House Passage of H.R. 4

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed the New Democrat Coalition-endorsed (NDC) H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill, introduced by NDC Vice Chair Terri Sewell, seeks to address the most egregious forms of recent voter suppression by developing a process to determine which states and localities with a recent history of voting rights violations must pre-clear election changes with the Department of Justice. "One of the most sacred rights as an American is … Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

House Passes New Democrat Coalition-Endorsed, Bipartisan TRIA Bill

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed the New Democrat Coalition-endorsed (NDC) H.R. 4634, The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) was signed into law in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, which resulted in the largest insured losses from a non-natural disaster on record, and caused terrorism risk insurance coverage to become unavailable or extremely expensive. TRIA corrects this market … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

House Passes New Democrat Coalition-Endorsed Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed the New Democrat Coalition-endorsed (NDC) H.R. 4863, The United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, reauthorizing and expanding the Export-Import Bank for ten years. As the official national export credit agency, the Agency supports American workers by financing the export of American-made goods from companies nationwide, including those that have trouble accessing private markets for trade financing, like small businesses. The … Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

House Extends Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Following New Democrat Coalition Push

Washington, DC - New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Emeritus Jim Himes (CT-04) co-led a letter with Republican Study Committee Chair Mike Johnson to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging an extension on the bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (Select Committee), which is chaired by NDC Chair Rep. Derek Kilmer. NDC Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) also joined 30 freshmen members in a bipartisan letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin … Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Torres to Focus on Inland Empire’s Housing Priorities in New Role as Co-Chair of New Dem Housing Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35) released the following statement today announcing her appointment as the Co-Chair to the New Democrat Coalition Housing Task Force. "I bought my first home at the age of twenty-three - not many can say the same today," Rep. Torres said. "As a longtime resident of the Inland Empire, I know that the biggest barrier preventing our community from reaching its full economic potential is lack of affordable housing units." According to Christopher … Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) announced the endorsement of H.R. 4863, The United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, reauthorizing and expanding the Export-Import Bank for ten years. As the official national export credit agency, the Agency supports American workers by financing the export of American-made goods from companies nationwide, including those that have trouble accessing private markets for trade financing, like small businesses. The Bank is … Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Statement on Trump’s Decision to Begin the Withdrawal Process from the Paris Climate Accord

WASHINGTON, DC - President Trump announced the United States will begin the withdrawal process from the Paris Climate Accord, leaving America as the only nation to abandon the global effort to combat climate change. New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Don Beyer (VA-08), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Sean Casten (IL-06), and Susan Wild (PA-07) spoke out on the Administration's announcement that it would begin the legal process for … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Releases National Security Principles

Washington, DC - Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Chair Derek Kilmer and the NDC National Security Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Brad Schneider, Brendan Boyle, Anthony Brown, and Abigail Spanberger, released national security policy principles. The NDC national security strategy promotes the safety and prosperity of Americans and reaffirms America's commitment to a safer, more just and more peaceful world. Specifically, the NDC outlines the following pillars in its national … Continue Reading

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