Weekly Wrap

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


May 05, 2020

COVID-19 Update 05/05/2020

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, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed NDC Future of Work Task Force Co-Chair Bill Foster to serve on the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Rep. Foster has been co-leading New Dem efforts in advocating for a national recovery strategy for widespread coronavirus … Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update 04/21/2020

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) hopes you and your families are staying safe and healthy. Our thoughts go out to all Americans and their families who have been impacted by this pandemic. Congress's top priority must be to ensure the American people have access to the resources and assistance they need during these difficult times. The NDC has been working hard to respond to the public health emergency and mitigate the economic disruptions being felt throughout the nation by American … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update 04/20/2020

The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) hopes you and your families are staying safe and healthy. Our thoughts go out to all Americans and their families who have been impacted by this pandemic. Congress's top priority must be to ensure the American people have access to the resources and assistance they need during these difficult times. The NDC has been working hard to respond to the public health emergency and mitigate the economic disruptions being felt throughout the nation by American … Continue Reading


March 06, 2020

Weekly Wrap 03/06/2020

In case you missed it - Last week, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) launched its new 20 for 2020 policy agenda, which outlines a path forward for Congress to act now on some of the nation's most pressing issues and top priorities for Americans. This week, the House passed the New Dem-endorsed Yes in My Back Yard (YIMBY) Act, led by Housing Task Force Co-Chair Denny Heck (WA-10), to help address the shortages. The bipartisan legislation will help address burdensome restrictions on land use, … Continue Reading


February 28, 2020

Weekly Wrap 02/28/2020

This week, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) launched its new 20 for 2020 policy agenda, which outlines a path forward for Congress to act now on some of our nation's most pressing issues and top priorities for Americans. The NDC also inducted Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21) to the Coalition. The NDC's membership has reached historic heights with 104 members, building on its position as the largest ideological caucus amongst House Democrats. New Dem members are the majority makers in the House. More on … Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Weekly Wrap 02/14/2020

This week, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) was joined by Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (SCCC), who provided updates on the SCCC's work so far in 2020. She applauded the NDC's Priorities for U.S. Climate Policy and the endorsed bills the NDC put forth last fall and thanked Members for their active participation in the SCCC's recent Member Day hearing. The NDC reiterated its commitment to working with the SCCC in developing innovative and … Continue Reading


February 07, 2020

Weekly Wrap 02/07/2020

This week, President Trump delivered his State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress. Prior to his speech, the New Democrat Coalition's (NDC) Leadership Members sent a letter to the President urging him to focus on issues that can unite Democrats and Republicans. There are many issues on which the NDC and President Trump disagree, but the Coalition wants to get things done and make progress on the shared priorities that are most important to the American people. The NDC … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Weekly Wrap 01/31/2020

This week, President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement into law, which updates the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and revitalizes our international relationships with our North American allies. The Coalition has been integral to every major trade initiative since its founding, and USMCA was no different. The NDC applauds the work of NDC Vice Chair Terri Sewell (AL-07) as a member of the Speaker's Working Group and the NDC Trade Task Force Co-Chairs … Continue Reading


January 17, 2020

Weekly Wrap 01/17/2020

This week, the Senate passed the updated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementing bill to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to reflect the 21st century economy and advances made by the U.S. in trade policy. Since its founding, the NDC has been integral to every major trade initiative in Congress, and USMCA was no different. In addition, the House passed several New Dem Member-led bills to expand veteran housing programs, address banking regulation standards, … Continue Reading

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