Cooper and New Democrat Coalition: Swift, Balanced Action Now
March 1, 2013
40 Members Send Letter to President and House Leadership
In the letter, led by New Democrat Coalition Chair Ron Kind (WI-03), Vice Chairs Representatives Jim Himes (CT-04), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Allyson Schwartz (PA-13), the New Dems expressed a desire to pick up where prior efforts left off to identify specific spending reductions and revenue options in a formal, bipartisan process. The letter encouraged leadership to follow in the footsteps of American businesses and families by taking a serious look at our expenses and eliminate those things we can do without, identify opportunities for new revenue and invest in those programs that do create jobs and spur innovation.
The New Dems wrote, “The cuts scheduled to take effect in the second half of the current fiscal year alone will significantly reduce America’s investments in the very things that help create jobs and grow our economy…We must avoid the sequester and put in place a balanced, long term fiscal plan that puts our federal budget on a responsible course. The country simply can’t afford more budget games and brinksmanship. It is no way to conduct the nation’s business.”
To see a copy of the letter, please click here.
Statement supported by New Dem Leadership Members, led by Chair Representative Ron Kind(WI-03), and Vice-Chairs Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Jim Himes (CT-04), Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02), and Representative Allyson Schwartz (PA-13).
The New Democrat Coalition is dedicated to maintaining