National Security

The New Democrat Coalition released a report detailing work New Dem Members have done to advance the tenets laid out in the Coalition’s American Prosperity Agenda. The Prosperity Agenda, originally released in March 2015, outlines 24 principles the group supports to grow the economy, preserve the American Dream, and make government work better.

The report contains details on 200 bills, letters, and other projects that members of the New Dems have worked to advance in the 114th Congress. The report contains at least one item from every member of the coalition, over half of which are bipartisan and many of which have become law or advanced through the House.

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Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

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.

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

The New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on President Trump’s updated National Security Executive Order:

Feb 2, 2017 Page

Co-Chairs: Representatives Derek Kilmer, Kathleen Rice, and Josh Gottheimer

The Cybersecurity Task Force will build on New Dem Members’ work drafting and passing the Cybersecurity Act by promoting additional policies (both domestic and international), public-private sector cooperation, and innovation that protects more individuals, businesses, and governments from cyber-attacks.

View more on the New Democrat Coalition's work on cybersecurity.

Aug 1, 2016 Page

New Democrat Coalition Principles for a Tough and Smart National Security Strategy

Jun 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The New Democrat Coalition continues to gain support for their National Security Principles, released yesterday. National Security groups Third Way4DPAC, and Northrop Grumman released the following statements of support for the New Dems’ tough and smart national security plan:

Jun 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the New Democrat Coalition released National Security Principles for a tough and smart national security strategy that secures our homeland and protects our values. House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement in support of the New Democrat Coalition’s comprehensive national security plan:

Jun 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) stated her praise for the New Democrat Coalition’s National Security Principles. The comprehensive national security strategy, released today, will help keep America safe and will strengthen the nation’s standing globally:

Jun 27, 2016 In the News

Jeremy Herb, Defense Reporter at POLITICO, provides a first look at the recently released National Security Principles unveiled by New Dems. Read more below:


by Jeremy Herb, Morning Defense, POLITICO 

Jun 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition released National Security Principles for a tough and smart national security strategy that secures our homeland and protects our values. The principles represent a set of collective priorities that address modern national security challenges and how to defeat terrorist threats like ISIS without reckless interventions. This plan advances a comprehensive national security policy to help make America safer and strengthen our standing globally.

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release
Outlines Nearly 200 Bills and Projects from New Dem Members