New Democrat Coalition
|Chair||Suzan DelBene (WA-01)|
|Vice Chair for Outreach||Ami Bera (CA-07)|
|Vice Chair for Member Services||Sharice Davids (KS-03)|
|Vice Chair for Communications||Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02)|
|Vice Chair for Policy||Scott Peters (CA-52)|
|Political position||Center to|
|National affiliation||Democratic Party|
|International affiliation||Alliance of Democrats|
|Seats in the House Democratic Caucus|
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|Seats in the House|
94 / 435
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The New Democrat Coalition is a caucus in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress made up of centrist Democrats who support policies that it describes as "pro-economic growth," "pro-innovation," and "fiscally responsible." The caucus has sometimes been considered socially liberal and fiscally conservative.
As of the 117th Congress, the New Democrat Coalition had 95 members (94 Representatives and one non-voting member), making it the third largest ideological caucus in the Democratic Party (behind the Labor Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus) and the fourth largest ideological caucus overall (after the Republican Study Committee).
As of 2020, the caucus's issue priorities include addressing climate change, making college more affordable, bipartisanship on deficits and debt, lowering healthcare costs, passing comprehensive immigration reform, modernizing the nation's infrastructure, ensuring access to affordable housing, promoting innovation, and enacting tax reform for the middle class.
House of Representatives
|Election year||No. of overall seats won||No. of Democratic seats||±|
74 / 435
74 / 212
73 / 435
73 / 205
74 / 435
74 / 202
63 / 435
63 / 233
59 / 435
59 / 257
42 / 435
42 / 193
53 / 435
53 / 201
46 / 435
46 / 188
61 / 435
61 / 194
103 / 435
103 / 233
94 / 435
94 / 222
- 1997–2001: Cal Dooley (CA-20), Jim Moran (VA-8), Tim Roemer (IN-3)
- 2001–2005: Jim Davis (FL-11), Ron Kind (WI-3), Adam Smith (WA-9)
- 2005–2009: Ellen Tauscher (CA-10)
- 2009–2013: Joe Crowley (NY-7)
- 2013–2017: Ron Kind (WI-3)
- 2017–2019: Jim Himes (CT-4)
- 2019–2021: Derek Kilmer (WA-6)
- 2021–present: Suzan DelBene (WA-1)
- Chair: Suzan DelBene (WA-01)
- Vice Chair for Outreach: Ami Bera (CA-07)
- Vice Chair for Member Services: Sharice Davids (KS-03)
- Vice Chair for Communications: Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02)
- Vice Chair for Policy: Scott Peters (CA-52)
- At-Large Leadership Member: Stacey Plaskett (VI)
- Whip: Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)
- Freshman Leadership Representative: Kathy Manning (NC-06)
- At-Large Leadership Member: Brad Schneider (IL-10)
- Chair Emeritus: Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
In the 117th Congress, 94 Representatives and 1 non-voting delegate of the House of Representatives currently belong to the New Democrat Coalition:
- Terri Sewell (AL-7)
- Ami Bera (CA-7) – Vice Chair for Outreach
- Josh Harder (CA-10)
- Jim Costa (CA-16)
- Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
- Salud Carbajal (CA-24)
- Julia Brownley (CA-26)
- Adam Schiff (CA-28)
- Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
- Pete Aguilar (CA-31), Whip
- Norma Torres (CA-35)
- Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
- Lou Correa (CA-46)
- Juan Vargas (CA-51)
- Scott H. Peters (CA-52) – Vice Chair for Policy
- Sara Jacobs (CA-53)
- Jim Himes (CT-4)
- Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL)
- Al Lawson (FL-5)
- Stephanie Murphy (FL-7)
- Darren Soto (FL-9)
- Val Demings (FL-10)
- Charlie Crist (FL-13)
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)
- Ed Case (HI-1)
- Mike Quigley (IL-05)
- Sean Casten (IL-06)
- Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08)
- Brad Schneider (IL-10) – At-Large Leadership Member
- Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
- Bill Foster (IL-11)
- André Carson (IN-7)
- Cindy Axne (IA-3)
- Sharice Davids (KS-3) – Vice Chair for Member Services
- Tom Suozzi (NY-3)
- Kathleen Rice (NY-4)
- Gregory Meeks (NY-5)
- Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
- Joe Morelle (NY-25)
- Kurt Schrader (OR-5)
- Jim Cooper (TN-5)
- Lizzie Fletcher (TX-7)
- Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)
- Veronica Escobar (TX-16)
- Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
- Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
- Colin Allred (TX-32)
- Marc Veasey (TX-33)
- Elaine Luria (VA-2)
- Donald McEachin (VA-4)
- Abigail Spanberger (VA-7)
- Don Beyer (VA-08)
- Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)
- Gerry Connolly (VA-11)
- Suzan DelBene (WA-01) – Chair
- Rick Larsen (WA-2)
- Derek Kilmer (WA-06) – Chair Emeritus
- Kim Schrier (WA-8)
- Adam Smith (WA-9)
- Marilyn Strickland (WA-10)
- Ron Kind (WI-3)
- Stacey Plaskett (VI-AL) – At-Large Leadership Member
Former Senate New Democrat Coalition
- Dianne Feinstein (CA, by 2001)
- Tom Carper (DE, by 2001)
- Bill Nelson (FL, by 2001; defeated in 2018)
- Debbie Stabenow (MI, by 2001)
- Maria Cantwell (WA, by 2001)
- Blanche Lincoln (AR, founder; defeated in 2010)
- Evan Bayh (IN, founder; retired in 2011)
- Hillary Clinton (NY, from 2001; resigned in 2009 to become Secretary of State)
- Bob Graham (FL, founder; retired in 2003)
- Max Cleland (GA, from 2000; defeated in 2002)
- Zell Miller (GA, from 2001; retired in 2004)
- John Breaux (LA, from 2000; retired in 2004)
- Jean Carnahan (MO, from 2001; defeated in 2002)
- John Edwards (NC, from 2000; retired in 2004)
- Bob Kerrey (NE, from 2000; retired in 2000)
- Richard Bryan (NV, from 2000; retired in 2000)
- Chuck Robb (VA, from 2000; defeated in 2000)
- Jon Corzine (NJ, from 2004; retired in 2005)
- John Kerry (MA, from 2000; resigned in 2013 to become Secretary of State)
- Tim Johnson (SD; retired in 2014)
- Mary Landrieu (LA; defeated in 2014)
- Blue Dog Coalition
- Congressional Progressive Caucus
- Democratic Leadership Council
- New Democrats
- Republican Main Street Partnership
- Tuesday Group
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... New Democrat Coalition, a group of more than 75 centrist House Democrats committed to fiscal responsibility, improvements to education, and maintaining America's economic competitiveness; ...
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- Congressional New Democrats homepage
- New Democrat Coalition Political Action Committee homepage
- DLC New Democrat Coalition page
- DLC: New Democrats Form House Coalition (March 11, 1997)
- NDC: New Democrat Coalition Adds 10 Freshmen Members To Its Ranks (January 31, 2003)
- House New Democrat Coalition Announces New Leaders, Membership for 109th (February 9, 2005)
- NDC government page