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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Taylor, the son of a southern Baptist preacher and the grandson of Confederate Army veterans, is pro-life, is endorsed by the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, and considers himself--as he puts it--"a defender of the Second Amendment." But you won't hear much about it on the campaign trail (or in the campaign literature, for that matter).
He cited Gallego's membership in the Blue Dog Coalition, which bills itself as representing the center of the U.S.
Dropped from the House approved bill were extensions to the COBRA subsidy program and unemployment insurance benefits due to budgetary concerns from members of the Blue Dog Coalition. In the meantime, both the COBRA subsidy program and unemployment insurance benefit extension have expired on May 31 and June 2, respectively.
Waxman denied that he was bowing to pressure from undecided committee members, many of whom are part of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats.
But in a letter to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, about 50 House Democrats said the House should "pare back some of the cost-drivers to produce a bill that we can afford." The so-called Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, an influential faction within the majority party, also said they had "strong reservations about the process and direction" of the proposed legislation.
Four Democrats voted against the bill, all of whom are members of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition. One Republican, California Rep.
After winning by six points, she joined the conservative-leaning Blue Dog Coalition.
That's why the president should pay attention when the 51-member Blue Dog coalition cites Wyden's Healthy American's Act as an approach that is, in the words of Rep.
Member of Blue Dog Coalition (fiscally conservative Democrats) Occupation: Business Owner
Two informal House groups--the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group--are well positioned for bipartisan consensus.
He is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats that said Wednesday it would back the amendement.
The conservative Blue Dog Coalition, liberal Progressive Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, and other groups grappled over the cost and role of government in America's Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R.