The New Democrat Coalition released Higher Education Priorities detailing how we can ensure Americans have access to one of the most powerful tools for upward mobility. The priorities represent a set of policy ideas that can bring quality education and training programs to more Americans by making higher education more accessible and innovative. New Dems are committed to making higher education more accessible and affordable, fully preparing students for higher education and the workforce, and making higher education more effective, accountable, and inclusive.
Read the full list of priorities here.
The New Democrat Coalition's Vision for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (Drafted April 2013):
Over the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that our immigration system is broken. Members of the business community, unions, faith leaders and the American public have called on Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform that not only brings the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in our communities out of the shadows, but that also provides a realistic solution to stop unlawful immigration and create a fair and efficient immigration system.
What They’re Saying About the New Dems’ Work to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform:
POLITICO: “The New Democrat Coalition…is expected to play a major role with the House Democrats immigration strategy.”
Huffington Post: “The New Democrat Coalition, a group of moderate members, were key in crafting the legislative effort.”
Roll Call: “The moderate New Democrat Coalition boasts that it served as a catalyst for moving the process along, sending a letter to Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio in early August with a clear threat: introduce a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill by Sept. 30, or the Coalition will.”
Burnt Orange Report: “Moderate Democrats working to gather support from Republicans for comprehensive immigration reform sent an ultimatum early before recess to speaker John Boehner to introduce a bill by Sept. 30 or Democrats would introduce their own, as they ultimately ended up doing. The letter was sent by 39 members of the New Democrat Coalition.”
More on Education
Washington, DC – Yesterday Co-Chairs Jared Polis (CO-02), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) of the New Democrat Coalition 21st Century Education, Immigration, and Workforce Task Force sent a letter to leadership of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, outlining the New Dem Higher Education Priorities. The priorities represent a set of policy ideas that can bring quality education and training programs to more American
Michael Stratford, Education Reporter for POLITICO Pro, speaks with New Dem Vice-Chair Rep. Polis about the New Dem Higher Education Priorities, released September 15th, 2016. Read more below:
Heather Caygle, Congressional Reporter at POLITICO, provides a first look at the recently released Higher Education Priorities unveiled by the New Dems. Read more below:
Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition released Higher Education Priorities detailing how we can ensure Americans have access to one of the most powerful tools for upward mobility. The priorities represent a set of policy ideas that can bring quality education and training programs to more Americans by making higher education more accessible and innovative.
New Dem Reps. Jared Polis (CO-02) and Ami Bera (CA-07) authored an op-ed about the need to make higher education more accessible and affordable for all Americans. They recognize education as the great equalizer and foundation of our economy and outline policies ideas to ensure success for future generations.
New Democrat Coalition Chair Ron Kind (WI-03) outlined policy solutions to address America’s changing economy. Rep. Kind highlights New Dem-led efforts to find the most innovative, effective solutions for adapting to these economic changes. The released report, New Dem American Prosperity Agenda: Winning the Future, provides details of the bills aimed at keeping America’s engine revving, creating high-paying jobs, and improving the skills of all Americans who seek them.
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), and Joe Garcia (D-FL) were joined by dozens of their colleagues from across the House Democratic Caucus in sending a letter to President Obama today urging him to address the problems faced by American businesses as he considers executive action to help immigrant families and ensure our borders remain secure. The three representatives are Co-Chairs of the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration Taskforce and leaders within the House Democratic Caucus on the push for comprehensive immigration reform.