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New Democrat Coalition Members sent a letter to President Trump urging him to prioritize cybersecurity issues in the budget, including building the cyber workforce, strengthening public-private partnerships, and investing in cyber infrastructure. New Democrat Coalition Cybersecurity Task Force Co-Chairs Derek Kilmer, Kathleen Rice and Josh Gottheimer led the letter to President Trump which includes over 30 signatories.
Today, by a voice vote, the House passed the Email Privacy Act, a bipartisan bill led by New Dem Vice-Chairs Jared Polis (CO-02) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01). This bipartisan bill, highlighted in the New Democrat Coalition Prosperity Agenda: Winning the Future, modernizes America’s digital privacy laws by establishing protections against warrantless searches of private emails.
Today, Chair Emeritus Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, which will boost economic growth in communities that have been left behind by incentivizing more private sector investment. The New Democrat Coalition is committed to growing the economy and increasing opportunities for all Americans. New Democrats support solutions to boost private sector investment to help communities across the country grow and thrive so that all Americans feel they are getting a fair shot at economic opportunities.
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. She also plans to fight against attempts to repeal of the Affordable Care Act and oppose efforts to privatize Medicare. DelBene has also been a leading advocate of increased federal funding for the National Institutes of Health.
Today New Democrats voted against the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act undermines the power of agencies set up to enforce governmental regulations by requiring Congressional approval of all major rules. Instead of improving America’s regulatory environment, the bill will paralyze executive branch rule-making leading to inefficiency in government.
Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition released an update of the American Prosperity Agenda: Winning the Future. The agenda, originally released in March 2015, details the work New Dem Members have done to advance legislation that will help hardworking Americans succeed in a 21st century economy.
The 4th Annual Startup Day Across America is an initiative started and led, in part, by New Dem Members. This bipartisan and bicameral event provides the opportunity for local entrepreneurs to work with their elected officials to discuss the importance of startups to our economy and raise awareness of the entrepreneurial activity happening from across the country.
The bedrock of America's economy is the ability of entrepreneurs to start new ventures and build them through hard work. New Dem Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) shares insight on the state of women entrepreneurs in the current economy, citing her legislation in the American Prosperity Agenda: Winning the Future to help hardworking women entrepreneurs succeed in the 21st century.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, New Dem Chair Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) introduced a bipartisan bill that creates an incentive for entrepreneurs and businesses to invest in economically distressed communities across the country. The bill opens the door to private capital in many ways as it removes barriers to investment, concentrates capital through geographical targeting, and provides incentives for investors to make long-term commitments. Rep. Kind released the following statement:
Washington, DC – Today, the House passed Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act introduced by New Dem Rep. Krysten Sinema (AZ-09).