Blue Dog Coalition


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Blue Dog Coalition

A caucus of Democrats in the United States House of Representatives who are moderate to conservative on fiscal issues. The Blue Dog Coalition does not have a cohesive ideology but tends to stand between Republicans and more liberal Democrats on matters like federal spending, entitlement programs and national security. Many members of the Blue Dog Coalition are also socially conservative..
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Schiff's outreach to the other side of the House aisle includes active work with the Blue Dog Coalition, 32 Democratic House members whose moderate agenda includes support of a balanced federal budget, debt reduction and responsible spending.
I think what they could have done, if they wanted to stay more conservative, is start a Blue Dog coalition in Texas," he said.
As a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and the New Democrat Network, I look forward to working with the president on bipartisan legislative efforts.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the House Blue Dog Coalition recently issued a letter to President Obama urging preservation of home healthcare as discussions to reduce federal spending and strengthen the Medicare program continue.
Meanwhile, conservative democrats in the House who are part of The Blue Dog Coalition have raised concerns with several provisions in the House bill, including provisions that have a profound impact on small businesses.
He is a senior Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, and several years ago organized the Blue Dog Coalition, an important bloc of conservative and centrist Democrats.
Pioneer in Prevention, Well-Being and Chronic Care Management Discusses Health Reform with Blue Dog Coalition
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Steve Bell, Senior Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force, on the debt stabilization principles released by the Blue Dog Coalition in the House of Representatives yesterday:
Seven conservative Democrats that are part of the Blue Dog Coalition have expressed discontent with several provisions in the bill.
As a founding member of the Blue Dog Coalition and a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, he is seen as an authority on matters of federal budget and tax policy.
Where the Republican majorities that took control of Congress in 1994 did so by rallying around the Contract With AmericaCoa 10-point platform authored by former Speaker Newt Gingrich and House Majority Leader Dick ArmeyCothe Class of 2006 comes to Washington as a far more diverse group, running the ideological gamut from anti-globalization economic progressive in Ohio to anti-abortion Blue Dog Coalition members in the Deep South.
Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and a Co-Chair of the Congressional Wine Caucus.