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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Most notably, Hulings has leaned on endorsements from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the moderate Blue Dog Democrats and his former law school classmates, Julian and Joaquin Castro.
The Democratic Party of Clinton and Sanders has no room for moderate Blue Dog Democrats or bipartisanship.
Typically those have been Republican lawmakers and conservative, so-called Blue Dog Democrats.
Like the Democratic Leadership Council and the Blue Dog Democrats, two other groups that broke through in the age of "Third Way" politics, they sought to tap into the vast campaign finance coffers of corporate America.
By the time the GOP and Blue Dog Democrats got done with it, it was even smaller than what had been proposed, and so was not as effective as it might have been.
The overall gains by the GOP in Congress, however, while positive on the surface, also mean that a number of Blue Dog Democrats are leaving the nation's capitol.
A lot of these Blue Dog Democrats really were a bridge for the natural gas industry to the Democratic caucus in the House.
Twenty-two Blue Dog Democrats were defeated in last Tuesday's elections, leaving the fiscally conservative bloc and its allies short-handed.
In March, fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats introduced a balanced-budget amendment.
Does anyone believe, with Obama's popularity slipping and the Blue Dog Democrats running scared, that they're going to push that legislation this year?
Town hall uprisings and other protests that put pressure on Blue Dog Democrats have been enough.
Most recently, on Wednesday, the Obamas opened the White House doors to House caucus leaders from the moderate Blue Dog Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus.