Weekly Wrap

October 22, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 10/22/2021

This week, NDC Chair Suzan DelBene visited the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary Yellen to continue conversations about the NDC's top priorities in the Build Back Better Act. Chair DelBene noted the importance of doing a few things better, for longer, to deliver immediate, lasting results for the American people. New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members also continued work on Build Back Better economic agenda, including the reconciliation … Continue Reading

October 06, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 10/6/2021

Last week, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members voted to extend government funding and address the debt ceiling, and President Biden signed into law the continuing resolution allowing government to continue working for the American people. New Dems look forward to working with the administration and leaders in the House and Senate to reach a resolution on the debt ceiling. All eyes are on pending infrastructure legislation and the Build Back Better Agenda. New Dems are fully committed to … Continue Reading

September 27, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 9/27/2021

Last week, the House and Members of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) advanced legislation to fund the government, address the debt ceiling, protect women's health, and secure our nation. The Coalition also continued to work on the Build Back Better agenda to make transformational investments in our infrastructure, create jobs, cut taxes for the middle class families, combat climate change, and provide more opportunity for American families. Towards that end, NDC Chair Suzan DelBene met with … Continue Reading

August 26, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 08/26/2021

This week, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members convened in the House to advance two pieces of important legislation: the fiscal year 2022 budget resolution and H.R. 4 The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Passage of the budget resolution is a key first step to advancing President Biden and New Dem priorities to build back better and create more opportunity for Americans. As the House begins the budget reconciliation process, the NDC is focused on advancing legislation that … Continue Reading

July 30, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 07/30/2021

This week, the House advanced nine government funding bills for the 2022 fiscal year. These bills reflected the many contributions of New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members on and off the Appropriations Committee. In addition, Congress cleared important legislation to fund necessary security improvements at the Capitol complex and expedite the special immigrant visas for Afghan allies who assisted U.S. troops during combat in Afghanistan. New Dem Members met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi to … Continue Reading

July 23, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 07/23/2021

In recent weeks, the New Democrat Coalition has worked to advance our priorities as discussions continue in Congress on the bipartisan infrastructure framework and expected budget reconciliation bill, in concert with the President's Build Back Better Agenda. Led by NDC Infrastructure Task Force Co-Chairs Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) and Norma Torres (CA-35), NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and NDC Policy Vice Chair Scott Peters (CA-52), the NDC sent a letter to Senate and House leadership … Continue Reading

July 02, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 07/02/2021

This week the House passed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, which included multiple provisions based on fifteen New Democrat Coalition (NDC) endorsed bills. House passage of the INVEST in America Act charts the path forward for President Biden's bipartisan infrastructure framework in Congress. NDC Leadership Members met with senior White House officials earlier this week to discuss NDC priorities for the … Continue Reading

June 25, 2021

New Democrat Coalition June Wrap 06/25/2021

Infrastructure season continued during the month of June. With yesterday's announcement of an agreement by President Biden and a bipartisan group of Senators on an infrastructure framework, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) is encouraged by the progress being made towards a key pillar of our agenda to modernize our infrastructure, combat climate change, and create jobs. A bipartisan infrastructure package and additional legislation for further investments in other priorities is critical to … Continue Reading

May 21, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 05/21/2021

This week, the House passed bills that included provisions from two New Dem-endorsed bills to better prepare our country, protect our democracy, and respond to domestic terrorism following the January 6th insurrection. The Coalition was proud to support both these measures to help our country prevent and better prepare for any future threats. This comes after the NDC endorsed a slate of bills last month in response to the events of January 6th. New Dem Members also urged House leadership to … Continue Reading

May 14, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 05/14/2021

This week, President Biden announced over one million Americans have signed up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage since the administration launched a special enrollment period. This is an important milestone in the nation's recovery from the pandemic and proves the ACA is crucial to Americans' health and economic security. The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) has been a leader on efforts to expand quality, affordable coverage to more Americans in more places. The Coalition pushed for a … Continue Reading

May 07, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 05/07/2021

This week, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Members furthered the Coalition's priorities through their work on committees and meetings in their districts. In case you missed it: Last week, the NDC joined the White House in highlighting our accomplishments in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration. The NDC has already been integral to the passage of several notable pieces of legislation. Following the President's joint address, NDC Chair Suzan DelBene issued a statement reiterating … Continue Reading

April 30, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 04/30/2021

This week marked 100 days in the Biden-Harris administration as President Joe Biden delivered an address to a joint session of Congress. The New Democrat Coalition (NDC) joined the White House in marking the notable shared accomplishments of the first 100 days and welcomed President Biden's American Families Plan as a bold framework for how we can invest in better education, health care, and opportunities for all Americans. NDC Members continued to advance the Coalition's 100 Day Agenda and … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 04/23/2021

Three months into the Biden Administration, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) is continuing its policy leadership and advocacy on the Coalition's 100 Day Agenda. This week, NDC Leadership Members went to the White House to meet with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Counsel to the President Steve Ricchetti, and Director of White House Legislative Affairs Louisa Terrell. Leadership Members discussed the Coalition's priorities for the American Jobs Plan and American Family Plan. Through … Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Weekly Wrap 04/16/2021

Over the district work period, NDC Members continued to advance the Coalition's First 100 Day Agenda, meet with local leaders, public health officials, and other experts to help their communities learn about and access the robust assistance in the American Rescue Plan. NDC Members continue to engage with the Biden Administration, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttitgieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, to discuss the American Jobs Plan and ensure the needs and priorities of … Continue Reading

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

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