About the New Dems
The New Democrat Coalition is made up of 60 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.
Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04); New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Gregory W. Meeks (NY-02); and Ways & Means Committee Members Ron Kind (WI-03), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement after President Trump formally requested a three-year extension of Trade Promotion Authority:
Yesterday, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Rick Larsen and Gregory W. Meeks led New Democrat Coalition Members on a letter urging United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer to allow for the appointments of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body. Absent a global order, the international trade system which the U.S.
Now 68-strong, the New Democrat Coalition was proud to induct eight new Members to join the Coalition in the 115th Congress today by a unanimous vote. This diverse group of new Members brings forward-looking ideas to the Coalition and is dedicated to advancing the New Democrat vision of growing our economy and increasing opportunity for all Americans.
Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) and New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Gregory W.