Weekly Wrap

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


January 10, 2020

Weekly Wrap 01/10/2020

In case you missed it: 2019 was a busy year for the New Democrat Coalition. As the majority makers in the 116th Congress, New Dem members were laser-focused on delivering results for the American people, and united behind priorities and policies to bolster the U.S. economy, promote innovation, and create jobs for Americans in every zip code. The NDC recently released its 2019 End of Year Review to highlight all of the work the Coalition has already accomplished this Congress. Read the recap … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to strengthen the nation's military and bolster its national security both at home and abroad. The NDAA puts the NDC's National Security Principles into action through historic investments in our military, alliances, and our uniformed men and women and their families. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that House Democrats have reached agreement on USMCA with the U.S. Trade Representative on transformative and historic … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week the House passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (VRAA), which was introduced by NDC Vice Chair Terri Sewell and endorsed by the Coalition. This landmark legislation fully restores and modifies the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to address the most egregious forms of voter suppression and ensure all Americans are able to exercise their fundamental, democratic right to vote. The House also passed NDC Chair Emeritus Jim Himes' bipartisan H.R. 2534, the Insider Trading … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Weekly Wrap

This week, the House passed the New Democrat Coalition-endorsed (NDC) the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Act (TRIA). The House also passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to avoid another government shutdown through a short-term spending bill, which will keep the government open until December 20th. The CR includes a 3.1% pay raise for men and women in uniform and fully funds the 2020 U.S. Census. ICYMI: NDC Chair Derek Kilmer published an op-ed in Roll Call addressing the urgent need to … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

Weekly Wrap

Last week, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by the NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Don Beyer, Sean Casten, Elaine Luria, and Susan Wild, issued a statement in response to President Trump's decision to begin the withdrawal process from the Paris Climate Accord. This decision would leave the United States as the only nation to abandon the global effort to fight climate change. NDC Chair Kilmer and thirteen other NDC Members also testified at the House Select Committee on the Climate … Continue Reading

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