House New Democrat Coalition

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The House New Democrat Coalition (NDC) was "formed in 1997 by Congressmen Cal Dooley (D-CA), Jim Moran (D-VA), and Tim Roemer (D-IN) to establish an ideological home in the U.S. House of Representatives for the New Democratic movement started by the Democratic Leadership Council in the late 1980s and led nationally by President Bill Clinton in the 1990s." [1]

The NDC was re-organized in February 2005. [2][3]


Organizational Meeting

At the group's February 9, 2005, meeting, "the Members laid the groundwork for creating a vibrant and effective caucus in the House, pledging to create a NDC political action committee (PAC), attending 50% of meetings and active involvement within the caucus." [4]

PAC Mission

"For the first time, the New Democrats will have a PAC to support both incumbents and challengers. Smith, who will lead the PAC, noted, 'The creation of the NDC PAC will give the caucus the flexibility and the capability to help re-elect current Members and to give up-and-coming New Democrats the funds they need in order to be successful in their races. We will support candidates who promote economic growth, securing our country and ensuring that Americans have the opportunities and tools necessary to create a better future for themselves and their families.'" [5]

Leadership

  • Ellen O. Tauscher (D-CA), Chair
  • Ron Kind (D-WI), Co-Chair
  • Artur Davis (D-AL), Co-Chair
  • Adam Smith (D-WA), PAC Chair

Members (All Democrats)

Publications

House DNC: Links on New Democrats Online website.

Contact details

Temporary website: http://www.house.gov/adamsmith/NDC/ndc.html (NDC website under construction).

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