The New Democrat Coalition's Vision for America's Energy Future (Drafted May 2009):
The transition to a clean energy future can serve as a catalyst for economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship. These goals have always been guiding principles for the New Democrat Coalition. New Dems are committed to passing a robust, market-based approach to address our nation's energy needs. In order to send a message of stability and market certainty to industries affected by federal action on energy issues, New Dems support swift and thoughtful Congressional action.
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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. New Democrat Coalition Leadership Member Scott Peters (CA-52), a former environmental attorney and leader on this issue in both local government and the U.S. House of Representatives, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a NewDEAL Leader who chairs the U.S.
The New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement:
"Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a terrible decision that leads us down a path to rising sea levels and destructive weather that will wreak havoc on our planet. Drought, climate refugees and competition over dwindling resources will destabilize global security. Without a coordinated global effort to combat climate change, the future looks bleak.
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.
Some of the top thinkers in the Democratic Party have embraced the New Democrat Coalition’s pro-growth American Prosperity Agenda. From the leader once called “Bill Clinton’s idea mill” to the “radical centrists” striving to modernize the Democratic Party, leaders from throughout the center-left are saying that the Agenda represents the Party’s future:
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American Prosperity Agenda
Tomorrow’s middle-class prosperity depends on what we do today.
Washington, D.C. – For the first time in the group’s nearly 18-year history as an organization representing the moderate faction of the Democratic Party in Congress, the House New Democrat Coalition will unveil a policy agenda aimed at creating a new era of American prosperity.
Details are below.
WHO: New Democrat Coalition Leaders – Moderate House Democrats
WHAT: Press Conference to formally unveil policy agenda