About the New Dems
The New Democrat Coalition is made up of 61 forward-thinking Democrats in the House of Representatives who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies. New Democrats are a solutions oriented coalition seeking to bridge the gap between left and right by challenging outmoded partisan approaches to governing. New Democrats believe the challenges ahead are too great for Members of Congress to refuse to cooperate purely out of partisanship.
While the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee wrapped up their fourth and last hearing on stabilizing premiums in the individual insurance market, New Democrat Coalition Members sent a letter to Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) calling for a path forward on legislative solutions to reduce health care costs.
Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement after voting to raise the debt ceiling, avoid a government shutdown, and provide Hurricane Harvey relief:
Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
This week, the “skinny repeal” plan failed in the Senate 49-51. In the wake of this partisanship, the New Democrat Coalition Members continue to call for a pragmatic, consensus-driven path forward to stabilize and improve the individual health insurance market while protecting the Affordable Care Act.
Today, 52 New Democrat Coalition Members signed on to a letter calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to lead in a bipartisan manner to stabilize and improve the individual health insurance market while protecting the Affordable Care Act.