New Democrat Coalition
|New Democrat Coalition|
|Leadership:||Ron Kind (WI-03)|
|Website||New Democrat Coalition|
According to the official website, the New Dems are described as follows:
- "The New Democrat Coalition is the pro-growth, fiscally-responsible wing of the Democratic Party. We believe in policies that lead to American success.
- The New Democrat Coalition is a tech-savvy group of legislators who are tapped into the new economy. We understand that the technological changes in the private sector demand new approaches in government, and we're ensuring that the voices of our tech and business communities are heard in Washington.
- The New Democrat Coalition's members are the policy entrepreneurs of the Democratic Party. We share the core values that all Democrats hold, but we seek new and innovative ways to bring those values to life.
- The New Democrat Coalition believes in ideas over ideology. We are a solutions-oriented coalition that seeks to bridge the gap between left and right by challenging old and outmoded partisan approaches to governing.
- The New Democrat Coalition stands for the millions of Americans who feel unrepresented in today's broken political process. We believe that the moderate majority of Americans are tired of the constant campaigning and partisan sniping in Washington, and we're firmly committed to tackling the greatest challenges America faces today."
The NDC was founded in 1997 by Reps. Cal Dooley, Jim Moran and Timothy J. Roemer as an affiliate of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council. Since its founding, the NDC has worked to pass legislation that is moderate and pro-growth.
The following four representatives are the leaders of the NDC:
- Ron Kind - Chair (WI-03)
- Jim Himes - Vice-Chair (CT-04)
- Rick Larsen - Vice-Chair (WA-02)
- Gerry Connolly - Vice-Chair (VA-11)
The remaining members of the NDC are listed below:
The New Democrat Coalition is comprised of eight task forces:
- Financial Services and Retirement Security
- National Security
- Tax Reform and Fiscal Responsibility
- Tech, Education, and Entrepreneurship
- Trade, Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing
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