Weekly Wrap

July 26, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, 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. The House also passed the New Dem-endorsed Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act among other important priorities. The NDC also sent a letter to President Trump urging him to recommit to working with … Continue Reading


July 19, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House passed the bipartisan Intelligence Authorization bill. We are proud of the leadership of Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Jim Himes, and other New Dem Members on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for their work on this bill that will give our intelligence community the tools needed to help keep Americans safe. After making changes to increase Member support, the House also passed the Raise the Wage Act which will gradually increase the federal minimum wage and … Continue Reading


July 12, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2500, FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included many priorities led by NDC Members both on and off the Armed Services Committee. Ensuring the safety and security of our country and all Americans is a fundamental responsibility of Congress. New Democrat Coalition Members were proud to support the passage of this year's defense authorization which gives our service members what they need to be successful in their … Continue Reading


June 28, 2019

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This week's supreme court decision on gerrymandering is disappointing and reaffirms the need for redistricting reform. That's why NDC endorsed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a political reform bill that would make our government work for the people, including protecting Americans from partisan gerrymandering. This week, the House took another step to secure our democracy by passing H.R. 2722, the Securing America's Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, to provide assistance to states in securing our … Continue Reading


June 21, 2019

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The House passed H.R. 2740, which included several amendments led by New Dem Members and two NDC Task Force-led amendments. The bill supports a 21st century workforce, prevents funding for the U.S.'s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, strengthens our national security and defense, and provides record funding for medical research and innovation. More on what New Dem Members have been up to below. Coalition Highlights House Passes New Democrat Coalition-Supported Priorities in H.R. … Continue Reading


June 14, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the New Democrat Coalition was proud to add Reps. Donna Shalala (FL-27) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress. Over 100 strong, NDC makes up over forty percent of the Democratic Caucus and is the largest ideological caucus in the House. NDC Members also celebrated Immigrant Heritage Month and began consideration of FY2020 appropriations. The House passed several amendments to H.R. 2740 led by New Dem Members, including a NDC Future of Work Task … Continue Reading


June 07, 2019

Weekly Wrap

World leaders gathered in France this week to remember the heroes who landed on the beaches of Normandy by sea and air to liberate Western Europe from German occupiers. We remember these brave heroes, whose selfless service helped win that war and establish America's place on the world stage. An America that leads the world towards a safer, more prosperous, more democratic future is a worthy tribute to the heroes of D-Day. As we remember the sacrifices and bravery of the heroes of D-Day, the … Continue Reading


May 24, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House passed the Consumers First Act, which would reverse the changes the Trump Administration has imposed on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by restoring the agency's supervisory and enforcement powers in certain areas and increasing the transparency and accountability needed for the agency to carry out its important mission. The House also passed by a large bipartisan vote the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which would help … Continue Reading


May 17, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House passed H.R.987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. The New Democrat Coalition is committed to strengthening the ACA, lowering costs for patients, and reaching universal coverage. This legislation combats efforts to undermine the ACA and builds on the framework to make our healthcare system work better for all Americans. NDC formally endorsed the bills that would help lower drug prices. The House also passed NDC-endorsed H.R. 5, The … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House of Representatives passed the New-Dem led Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019. This legislation, led by NDC Vice Chair for Communications Annie Kuster and co-sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer, would revoke Section 1332 guidance released by the Trump Administration in October of 2018, which weakened protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. NDC endorsed H.R. 5, the Equality Act, a bill to ban discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in … Continue Reading


May 03, 2019

Weekly Wrap

On behalf of the New Democrat Coalition, we are saddened to learn about the passing of former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, a founding Member of the New Democrat Coalition. Rep. Tauscher was an influential member of the New Democrat Coalition when she came to the Congress in 1997 and served as the Coalition's Chair in the 109th and 110th Congress. As Chair, Rep. Tauscher made a consequential impact on the direction of the New Democrat Coalition, leading the effort to modernize the governance … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Weekly Wrap

In our first 100 days in the House majority, the New Democrat Coalition has hit the ground running to push bold ideas and innovative solutions. With 101 total Members and 40 Freshman Members in the Coalition, NDC is the largest ideological House Democratic caucus making up over forty percent of Democratic Members. A few highlights of the New Dems first 100 days: New Dems led a letter urging the Committees of jurisdiction to prioritize strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House of Representatives passed NDC Rep. Collin Allred's resolution to condemn the Administration's recent court filing to attack the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and take away health care protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. The House also passed long-term, bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to ensure Congress does everything in its power to protect Americans from violence and abuse, while ensuring that survivors have access to … Continue Reading


March 15, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, New Democrats raised concerns with the President Trump's budget request for being light on details, fiscally irresponsible, and not prioritizing investments critical to our future. New Democrats support a bipartisan, long-term approach to address structural causes of our growing deficits and debt therefore enabling us to make important investments to innovate, make the economy work better for everyone and keep our country safe. This week, NDC Members also joined their colleagues in … Continue Reading


March 08, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which is a sweeping campaign finance and election reform bill that seeks to restore the voice of the American people in their democracy by making it easier to vote, ending the dominance of big money in the political process and ensuring public officials work for the public interest. NDC Members proposed many of the pro-democracy, anti-corruption reforms included in the packages, ranging from election security measures, ethics reforms, … Continue Reading


March 01, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House passed H.J. Res. 46, a bipartisan privileged resolution to terminate President Trump's unlawful emergency declaration, the Natural Resources Management Act, and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which included key priorities from NDC Members. The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 will expand universal background checks to ensure that convicted felons or someone with a serious mental illness can't get a weapon. This week, the NDC released health care … Continue Reading


February 15, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members urged support of the conference report and then applauded the House passage of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to keep the federal government open and fund key national priorities. We are grateful to the efforts of New Dem Whip Pete Aguilar and all of the conferees in negotiating and passing this important funding bill. NDC Chair Derek Kilmer spoke out after the President declared a national emergency in order to secure funding to build … Continue Reading


February 08, 2019

Weekly Wrap

We mourn the loss of Congressman John D. Dingell Jr., the longest serving Member of Congress. His legacy lives on through his leadership on policies to improve access to health care, protect our seniors, safeguard our environment, and ensure economic opportunity for all Americans. His tireless commitment to service paved the way for historic legislation through the Energy and Commerce Committee that improved the lives of millions of Americans. More on what NDC Members have been up to … Continue Reading


February 01, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the New Democrat Coalition proudly announced eight new and expanded policy task forces in the 116th Congress. The task forces will be led by freshman Members, Committee Members, and New Dem issue area experts in order to develop policies to help Americans get ahead in a changing economy and make America more secure. The new and expanded task forces are charged with meeting with stakeholders and developing policy positions for the Coalition to advance in both the near term and long … Continue Reading


January 25, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the New Democrat Coalition was proud to add 9 new Members to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress. There are now 40 Freshman Members in the Coalition. With the addition, the New Democrat Coalition is the largest ideological caucus in the House. Before today's vote on a three-week funding bill, the House had passed 10 bills in the 116th Congress to reopen all or part of the federal government. The shutdown has hurt our economy, and, now after 35 days, it was the longest federal … Continue Reading

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