New Democrat Coalition Chair Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement after the President declared a national emergency in order to secure funding to build a wall at the southern border:
New Democrat Coalition Chair Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement after the bipartisan, bicameral legislation to keep the federal government open and fund key national priorities passed the House of Representatives:
New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members, Reps. Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Scott Peters (CA-52), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Pete Aguilar (CA-31), Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Ami Bera (CA-07), Jim Himes (CT-04), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), released the following statement in support of the conference report:
New Democrat Coalition Chair Derek Kilmer released the following statement after the passing of the longest serving Member of Congress, Representative John D. Dingell Jr. of Michigan:
The New Democrat Coalition Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement following President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
The New Democrat Coalition announced eight policy task forces in the 116th Congress. The task forces will be led by freshman Members, Committee Members, and New Dem issue area experts in order to develop policies to help Americans get ahead in a changing economy and make America more secure.
The President and Congressional leaders announced they would pass a bill to re-open the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest federal government shutdown in history.
On the eve of the shutdown, President Trump met with House and Senate leaders in the White House and said: “If we don’t get what we want…I am proud to shut down the government…”.
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: