House Centrist Coalition
The bipartisan House Centrist Coalition, a legislative service organization comprised of a "group of five moderate Republicans and five moderate Democrats" in the U.S. House of Representatives, was formed late in 2000 under the leadership of Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.). Founding Coalition co-chairs were Rep. Amo Houghton (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Tim Roemer (D-Ind.). 
Members of the Coalition 109th Congress
- Michael N. Castle (R-DE) 
- James Davis (D-FL) [Jim Davis] 
- Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN)
- Nancy Lee Johnson (R-CT) 
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- Karen Foerstel, "Right Sees an End to Its Wait," CQ Weekly, Conservative Action Team (CATs), U.S. House of Representatives, December 16, 2000.
- Press Release: "Roemer, House Centrists Urge Prompt Action on Campaign Finance Reform," Roemer's House website, January 30, 2001: "The measure that Roemer and the Centrist Coalition supports, known as Shays-Meehan, is nearly identical to the reform effort in the Senate backed by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Russ Feingold (D-WI). It would effectively ban unregulated donations known as 'soft money,' and would regulate advocacy advertising."
- Susan Crabtree, "Centrists 'Trigger' Bush Tax Problem," Roll Call, March 5, 2001.
- Press Release: "House Centrists Take Action on Triggered Tax Cuts," Tauscher's House website, March 7, 2001.
- Jake Tapper, "Where's the other team? As Bush's tax cut sails through the House, Democrats grumble about their lackluster leadership," Salon, March 9, 2001.
- "Senate OKs plan forcing broadcasters to charge less for campaign ads," AP, March 22, 2001.