New Democrat Coalition

The New Democrat Coalition is a congressional caucus within the United States Congress made up of centrist Democrats who support an agenda that it describes as "pro-economic growth," "pro-innovation," and "fiscally responsible."[7]

New Democrat Coalition
ChairDerek Kilmer (WA)
Vice ChairsAnn Kuster (NH)
Scott Peters (CA)
Terri Sewell (AL)
Suzan DelBene (WA)
Founded1997; 23 years ago (1997)
IdeologyThird Way[1]
Political positionCenter[2][3][4] to center-left[5][6]
National affiliationDemocratic Party
International affiliationAlliance of Democrats
(until 2012)
Colors     Blue
Seats in House Democratic Caucus
103 / 233
Seats in the House
103 / 435
Website
newdemocratcoalition.house.gov

Entering the 116th Congress, the New Democrat Coalition had 103 members, making it the largest ideological caucus in the Democratic Party and the second largest ideological caucus overall (after the Republican Study Committee).

OverviewEdit

The New Democrat Coalition was founded in 1997 by Representatives Cal Dooley (CA), Jim Moran (VA), and Tim Roemer (IN) as a congressional affiliate of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council.[8]

As of 2020, the caucus's issue priorities include addressing climate change, making college more affordable, bipartisanship on deficits and debt, lowering healthcare costs, passing comprehensive immigration reform, modernizing the nation's infrastructure, ensuring access to affordable housing, promoting innovation, and enacting tax reform for the middle class.[9]

In the 116th Congress, the New Democrat Coalition hosts eight task forces: Climate Change, Future of Work, Health Care, Housing, Infrastructure, National Security, Technology, and Trade.[10]

Electoral resultsEdit

House of RepresentativesEdit

Election year No. of overall seats won No. of Democratic seats ±
2000
74 / 435
74 / 212
2002
73 / 435
73 / 205
-1
2004
74 / 435
74 / 202
+1
2006
63 / 435
63 / 233
-11
2008
59 / 435
59 / 257
-4
2010
42 / 435
42 / 193
-17
2012
53 / 435
53 / 201
+11
2014
46 / 435
46 / 188
-7
2016
61 / 435
61 / 194
+15
2018
103 / 435
103 / 233
+42

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MembersEdit

 
New Democrat Coalition in the 116th United States Congress

In the 116th Congress, 103 Representatives and 1 non-voting delegate of the House of Representatives currently belong to the New Democrat Coalition:[11]

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U.S. Virgin IslandsEdit

Last updated: July 10, 2020

Former Senate New Democrat CoalitionEdit

The following Senators previously belonged to the defunct Senate New Democrat Coalition, founded in 2000.[12][13][14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What Third Way?". Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Meet the New House Centrists". National Review.
  3. ^ Stanage, Niall (2 March 2015). "Centrist Dems ready strike against Warren wing". The Hill.
  4. ^ "United House Democrats Return to Squabbling Ways". National Journal. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Kim, Sueng Min (March 24, 2014). "House Democrats press for immigration vote". Politico. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  6. ^ https://www.minnpost.com/national/2018/12/will-the-congressional-progressive-caucus-become-the-freedom-caucus-of-the-left/
  7. ^ "About Us". New Democrat Coalition. United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  8. ^ "New Democrat Coalition: More than One Fourth of the Democratic Caucus".
  9. ^ "Issues". New Democrat Coalition. United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  10. ^ "About Us". New Democrat Coalition. United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Members". New Democrat Coalition. United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Senate New Democrat Coalition Members" (August 2000).
  13. ^ "Senate New Democrat Coalition Members" (July 2001).
  14. ^ "Senate New Democrat Coalition Members" (August 2002).
  15. ^ Harwood, John (July 16, 2001). "Democratic Centrists Declare Cease-Fire with Liberals to Establish United Front". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 14, 2018.

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