Weekly Wrap

March 26, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 03/26/2021

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) mourns the loss of life from the tragic violence in Atlanta and Boulder. Our thoughts are with the victims' families and the thousands of Asian American men and women who have suffered race-based hate, harassment, and violence. We join our colleagues in a renewed call for meaningful action to address gun violence and hate crimes in America. This week, NDC Members, in coordination with President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and Vice President Kamala … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 03/19/2021

The New Democrat Coalition stands in solidarity with the AAPI community and the families of the victims of this week's horrifying violence. This week, NDC Members joined President Biden and Vice President Harris across the country in promoting the American Rescue Plan. The House passed the NDC-endorsed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, to promote justice and fairness for America's Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. The House … Continue Reading


March 12, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 03/12/2021

This week, every Member of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) took action to end the COVID-19 pandemic, provide economic relief to workers and families, safely reopen schools, and get Americans back to work safely. With President Biden's leadership, the House voted to advance the final version of the American Rescue Plan, historic relief and recovery legislation to the President's desk. As President Biden said, help is on the way. The NDC also unveiled the first four policy task forces and … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 03/05/2021

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) continues working with Senators, House Leadership, committees of jurisdiction, and the administration to advance the NDC's 100 Day Agenda and COVID-19 economic stimulus priorities. This week, the House passed the NDC-endorsed H.R. 1, the For the People Act. This sweeping campaign finance and election reform bill aims to end the dominance of money in politics, make it easier for Americans to vote, and help ensure all government officials work in the public … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 02/26/2021

This week, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) continued its work to advance its First 100 Day Agenda and economic stimulus priorities. Later today, NDC Members are expected to vote to pass the American Rescue Plan Act, comprehensive legislation to end the pandemic, provide economic relief to workers and families, get children back to school safely, and reopen our economy. The NDC secured many priorities in the House reconciliation package, including several NDC-endorsed provisions. NDC … Continue Reading


February 19, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 02/19/2021

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members continued working to advance the NDC's COVID-19 economic stimulus priorities and First 100 Day Agenda. Reps. Kim Schrier (WA-08), Bill Foster (IL-11), and NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a letter to Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock. They urged the FDA to determine the most effective rapid tests, which would allow Americans to test themselves regularly and take themselves out of circulation if they are positive. The NDC endorsed H.R. 1, the For … Continue Reading


February 12, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 02/12/2021

New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members continued working to advance the NDC's COVID-19 economic stimulus priorities and 100 Day Agenda. As committees of jurisdiction began their markup processes for the COVID-19 relief legislative package, the NDC secured several New Dem-endorsed COVID-19 priorities in the committees' bills. This week, NDC Members met with Majority Whip Clyburn to discuss the NDC's First 100 Day Agenda, a path for moving a comprehensive infrastructure package before the August … Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 02/05/2021

This week, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members continued to engage with House Leadership and committee chairs to advance the NDC's COVID-19 economic stimulus priorities and 100 Day Agenda. New Democrats spoke with Dr. Wendy Edelberg, Director of the Hamilton Project and a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, about the macroeconomic impact of the American Rescue Plan, and the need to quickly move a package that meets the scale of both the public health and … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

New Democrat Coalition January Recap 1/29/21

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) hopes everyone had a safe and healthy New Year. The start of 2021 has not gone how anyone would have expected. The New Democrat Coalition celebrated the swearing in of our returning Members, as well as five new Members on January 3rd. Like most Americans, we were already back at work planning for the beginning of the year and the start of the 117th Congress, optimistic about our nation's future and the incoming Biden-Harris administration. Then on the … Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 12/04/2020

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) hopes everyone had a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break. This week, the NDC hosted its leadership elections for the 117th Congress. The Coalition applauds NDC Chair-elect Suzan DelBene (WA-01) who currently serves as Vice Chair for Policy Coordination. In addition, NDC Members elected Reps. Ami Bera (CA-07), Sharice Davids (KS-03), Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Scott Peters (CA-52) to serve as Vice Chairs and Rep.-elect Kathy Manning (NC-06) to serve as … Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 11/20/2020

As Members returned to Washington, House Democrats began holding virtual elections for Democratic Caucus Leadership positions in the 117th Congress. Over the past two weeks, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) has hosted forums with candidates for House Leadership and open Committee Chair positions. Last week, the NDC proudly endorsed NDC Whip Pete Aguilar for Democratic Caucus Vice Chair in its first ever endorsement of a candidate for a leadership position. The NDC congratulates each of the … Continue Reading


October 02, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 10/02/2020

This week, following New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members' push for further action on COVID-19 relief before Congress adjourns, Speaker Pelosi unveiled an updated version of The Heroes Act. NDC Chair Derek Kilmer applauded the Speaker's leadership, and New Dem Members overwhelmingly came together to support its passage in the House. Our constituents are hurting, and public health officials warn of a coming resurgent wave of infections this fall. It's time for the Senate and Administration to … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 09/25/2020

Last Friday, America lost a trailblazer and an American hero, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) joins the rest of the nation in mourning her loss and remembering her lifelong service and contributions to the United States. This week, the House passed a bipartisan continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating and avoid a partial government shutdown. In addition, the NDC was busy at work building on its ambitious and actionable … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 09/18/2020

During the district work period, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members remained active meeting with constituents, hosting virtual round tables with local organizations, and held virtual town halls to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and other important issues. In honor of National Black Business Month, the Coalition, led by NDC Vice Chair Terri Sewell (AL-07), partnered with the Congressional Black Caucus to provide resources and encourage Members to host district events with Black business … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 07/31/2020

This week, as the public health crisis continues to worsen, the U.S. economy saw the worst decrease in quarterly GDP ever recorded. More than 25 million Americans are losing their expanded unemployment benefits, and millions are at risk of losing their homes. Unfortunately, despite well-known pending deadlines and the House Democratic offer that passed over 10 weeks ago, congressional Republicans and the Administration delayed taking action until the last minute. They are still unable to reach … Continue Reading


July 24, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 07/24/2020

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) mourns the loss of fearless leader, courageous civil rights icon, esteemed colleague, and friend Congressman John Lewis. The NDC extends condolences to his family, friends, team, and constituents. NDC Members remain committed to honoring Rep. Lewis' legacy by restoring the Voting Rights Act and protecting and expanding civil rights. Over the past few weeks, the NDC and its Members have been hard at work securing New Dem priorities in the William M. Thornberry … Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 07/10/2020

In recent weeks, the House and New Democrat Coalition (NDC) have been hard at work on several important priorities, including racial justice and policing reform, health care coverage, access, and affordability, infrastructure modernization, climate change, and more. The House passed the NDC-endorsed George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which seeks to better hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, and build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. … Continue Reading


June 18, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Update 06/18/2020

Despite the ongoing challenges to gathering in person, the New Democrat Coalition has continued to meet on a weekly basis to share ideas and set the direction of the Coalition on the legislative issues before Congress. Following a full Coalition call and subsequent conversations with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Karen Bass and CBC Members to discuss action Congress can take to help rectify the injustice many Black Americans are experiencing, the NDC endorsed the Justice in Policing … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

COVID-19 Update 06/03/2020

Our hearts have broken as we have witnessed the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. For many Americans, the events of the last week bring back into light the continued racial injustice that Black Americans face in our nation every day. These events are part of a larger pattern of racial injustice and inequality in our society, and it is well past time we as a nation confront and reckon with not only our past, but also our present. This week, the NDC hosted a … Continue Reading


May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update 05/19/2020

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) hopes you and your families are staying safe and healthy. Our thoughts continue to go out to all Americans and their families who have been impacted by this pandemic. Last week, NDC Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released a statement following House passage of The Heroes Act, legislation to address the unprecedented coronavirus health and economic crisis. For over two months, the NDC has been working with New Dem Members, public health officials, and economic … Continue Reading

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