About the New Dems
The New Democrat Coalition is made up of 68 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.
This week, by a unanimous vote, the New Democrat Coalition was proud to add 9 new Members to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress. These new Members bring an abundance of real-world experience and innovative ideas to the Coalition, and are dedicated to advancing the New Dem vision of keeping our economy competitive and our nation secure.
Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) announced its expanded leadership team for the 116th Congress with the election of Rep. Chrissy Houlahan as Freshman Leadership Representative and the appointment of Rep. Mikie Sherrill as Freshman Whip.
New Democrat Coalition Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 1, a sweeping campaign finance and election reform bill that seeks to restore the voice of the American people in their democracy by making it easier to vote, ending the dominance of big money in the political process and ensuring public officials work for the public interest:
New Democrat Coalition Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement after House Democrats voted to end the shutdown and reopen the government:
“It is time for an end to this government shutdown. Shutting down the government is bad for taxpayers, for the economy and for federal workers.
Today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) Chairman of the new Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.
After the announcement, Kilmer made the following statement: