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In the wake of President Trump's announcement that he would pull the U.S. out of the global Paris Climate Agreement, it is, more than ever, up to state and local leaders to address the devastating impact of climate change and keep the country on track to meeting our promises to the world.
Today the New Democrat Coalition Leadership team sent a letter to President Trump urging him to do his job so Congressional lawmakers can start doing theirs. Jeff Stein, Congressional Reporter at Vox, notes that New Democrats are usually the most eager to work with Republicans but warn that President Trump is becoming impossible to work with.
New Democrat Coalition Vice-Chair for Policy Derem Kilmer (WA-06) discusses the launch of seven new policy task forces with Roll Call's Lindsey McPherson. Read more about the Coalition's charge for the Task Forces.
The full piece can be found here.
Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), a biopharma executive-turned-lawmaker, pushes for more federal research funds. Recently named to the House Ways and Means Committee, DelBene said her priorities include the repeal of taxes on medical devices, as well as a reduction in taxes on small businesses.
Ben Weyl, Budget & Appropriations Brief Editor for POLITICO Pro, highlights the fiscally responsible New Democrats and the House Budget vote.
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:
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.
The New Dems advocate for more focus on cybersecurity in their recently released National Security Principles. Tim Starks, cybersecurity reporter for POLITICO, writes about the New Dems' push for cyber warfare rules. Read more below:
Moderate Democrat Group Advocates for Cyber Warfare Rules
By Tim Starks, POLITICO