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.

Jan 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Chairman of the House New Democrat Coalition, issued the following statement on the State of the Union Address this evening:

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The New Democrat Coalition announced some of its key priorities were included in Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) ‘Make it in America’ plan. The Coalition applauded this success in the following statement from its leadership:

May 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The New Democrat Coalition’s leadership issued the following statement in advance of a vote on H.R. 4438, which would extend the R&D tax credit:

Apr 8, 2014 In the News

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Don Wolfensberger recently wrote that one of “the main obstacles” to results-driven legislating is “an excess of dramacracy – acting out rather than acting on problems.” I couldn’t agree more. Today, we live in more dramacracy than democracy, with not enough leaders willing to do the serious, substantive work to fix problems. That needs to change.

Apr 3, 2014 In the News

New Dem of the Week: Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52)

Congressman Peters meets with researchers who are working on cutting-edge medical techniques to reduce costs and improve outcomes for patients. 

Why he's proud to be a New Dem: 

Mar 7, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the 43-member New Democrat Coalition, chaired by Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY-7), released principles that will allow our nation’s businesses and entrepreneurs to be more innovative and competitive in the global marketplace.  The principles, which were developed by the New Democrat Coalition’s Task Force on Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform under the leadership of Reps. Ron Kind (WI-03) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), were endorsed by the full Coalition.

Jan 20, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Members of the New Democrat Coalition announced the election of its leadership for the 112th Congress, welcomed five new members and unveiled reorganized policy task forces to guide its work this Congress.

Jun 25, 2010 Press Release

By: Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Melissa Bean and Rep. Ron Kind and Rep. Allyson Schwartz and Rep. Adam Smith
Printed in Politico, 6/25/2010

As the economy edges toward recovery, the best job-creation policies Congress can implement may well focus on allowing U.S. ingenuity to flourish.

As New Democrat Coalition leaders, we believe this is a top priority to build on our nation's core strengths of innovation and entrepreneurship.