Energy

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.

Click here to read the New Democrat Coalition's Principles for Investing in America's Energy Future

More on Energy

Jun 22, 2017 In the News

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.

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

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.

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

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.

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release
Outlines Nearly 200 Bills and Projects from New Dem Members
Mar 20, 2015 In the News
Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) spearheaded a letter with 71 of their colleagues – including 27 of their fellow New Democrat Coalition Members – urging President Obama to take action to address the backlog of green card applications to “improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants and provide a critical shot in the arm for innovation and job creation,” by fixing the green card backlog in the United States. The effort fits neatly into the Coalition’s aim of “Growing the Economy in Every Town and City” by ensuring that our country remains a magnet for the world’s top talent and a beacon of opportunity for the millions of others seeking to come here.
Mar 9, 2015 In the News

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:

Mar 9, 2015 In the News
“Solving our fiscal problems, supporting free and fair trade, and reforming our tax code are all important parts of growing our economy and helping create an environment where business can create jobs. I applaud the New Democrat Coalition for putting forward an agenda that pushes Congress to find pragmatic and smart solutions to those challenges.”
Mar 5, 2015 In the News
The drumbeat of support for the New Democrat Coalition’s common-sense American Prosperity Agenda, already backed by Leader Pelosi and Whip Hoyer, continues today. State and local elected leaders from coast to coast, each of whom are members of the pro-growth progressive NewDEAL network, applaud the New Democrat Coalition’s American Prosperity Agenda. See what they have to say by reading below:
Mar 4, 2015 Press Release

New Democrat Coalition

American Prosperity Agenda

Tomorrow’s middle-class prosperity depends on what we do today.

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

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