About the Blue Dog Coalition
The Blue Dog Coalition is dedicated to a core set of beliefs that transcend partisan politics.
- The Coalition is dedicated to the financial stability and national security of the United States.
- Blue Dogs represent the center of the House of Representatives and appeal to the mainstream values of the American public.
The Blue Dog Coalition, formed in 1995, is an official caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives comprised of 15 fiscally conservative Democrats that are deeply committed to the financial stability and national security of the United States and dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to the nation’s biggest challenges.
Democrats in the Blue Dog Coalition hail from every region of the country, from as far north as Maine, to as far south as Georgia, to as far west as California and Oregon. Many of its members also come from America’s heartland, including representatives from Texas to Minnesota. What unites the Coalition is the desire to work with both parties to get the nation’s fiscal house in order, spur private-sector job growth, strengthen the economy and ensure the long-term economic stability of the United States.
Over the years, the Blue Dogs have won accolades from Republicans and Democrats alike for their efforts to promote bipartisan, commonsense policies. In the 113th Congress, which began in 2013, its members continue to work to make a difference by forging middle-ground, practical solutions to some of the nation’s most challenging problems.
While the Blue Dogs have historically been particularly active on fiscal issues, the Coalition has currently developed four task forces not only focusing on fiscal responsibility and accountability, but also energy, economic growth, and oversight and regulatory review.
Since they first organized in 1995, the Blue Dog Coalition’s membership numbers have risen and fallen, but their commitment to fiscal responsibility and bipartisanship has long endured. In today’s hyper-partisan environment, the Blue Dogs continue to stand as one of the last caucuses in the House of Representatives willing to set aside party politics and put the interests of the nation first.
Click here for a complete list of the members in the Blue Dog Coalition.