We are New Democrats

 
 

Founded in 1997, the New Democrat Coalition is a group of 52 moderate, pro-growth lawmakers committed to seeking pragmatic solutions that will foster a new era of American prosperity at home and keep our families secure from threats around the world. 

Formed by Members of the Coalition, the NewDemPAC helps re-elect House NewDems and elect new, like-minded leaders who can help develop a positive policy agenda and message. 

Thanks to our supporters, the NewDemPAC is celebrating its eleventh year in 2016.

"I am pleased to have taken over the role of NewDem PAC Chair for the 114th Congress as we work to elect solutions-oriented leaders dedicated to fostering economic growth and middle-class prosperity. Even in a divided Washington, our 46 NewDems will continue working hard for pragmatic policies that help all Americans succeed, to move our economy forward, and to get Congress back on track."

Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
Chair of the NewDemPAC

We believe in...

Innovation

The world isn’t waiting for America’s next move – it’s racing to catch up and pass us. That’s why, at a time when countries like China and Brazil are doubling down on research and development, we support policies that will strengthen our comparative advantage in tech and digital innovation – while fostering new breakthroughs in everything from biotechnology to high-speed broadband.

Growth

We believe in smart, sensible regulatory policies that make it easier for Americans with ideas to start new businesses, and we do not believe that Democrats should defend old regulations that fail to protect consumers and heap layer after layer of red tape on business owners. We believe in a tax code that everyday Americans can understand – not one that punishes small business owners for trying to make it in America by distorting economic decisions and putting the country at a disadvantage in the race for global prosperity.

SOLUTIONS

A stable job, the ability to own a home, the ability to start a business, the ability to save a few dollars for retirement, the ability to afford health care and send children to college – these are the dreams that Americans work hard to fulfill.

Government needs to help, not hinder, Americans as they pursue these goals.

THE MIDDLE CLASS

Industrial-era policies won’t work in an office economy – that’s why we support policies that will equip Americans with the skills and resources they will need to adapt and thrive in an economy filled with fierce competition from all corners of the globe.

We believe in fiscally responsible and sustainable policies that put America’s future first.

Effective Leadership

Honorary Leaders

Derek Kilmer, PAC Chair (WA-06)
Ron Kind, Chair (WI-03)

Gerry Connolly, Vice-Chair (VA-11)
 Susan Davis, Vice-Chair (CA-53)
Jim Himes, Vice-Chair (CT-04) )
Jared Polis, Vice-Chair (CO-02) 
John Carney, Whip (DE-AL)

 

 

Honorary Members

Pete Aguilar (CA-31) | Brad Ashford (NE-02) | Ami Bera (CA-07)
 Don Beyer (VA-08) | Cheri Bustos (IL-17) | Lois Capps (CA-24)
 Tony Cardenas (CA-29) |Andre Carson (IN-07) | Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
 Jim Cooper (TN-05) | Jim Costa (CA-16) |  Joe Courtney (CT-02)
Henry Cuellar TX-28 | Suzan DelBene (WA-01) | John Delaney (MD-06)
Eliot Engel (NY-16) | Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) | Bill Foster (IL-11) 
Gwen Graham (FL-02) | Denny Heck (WA-10) | Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
Ann Kuster (NH-02) | Rick Larsen (WA-02) | Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
 Gregory Meeks (NY-05) |  Seth Moulton (MA-06)| Patrick Murphy (FL-18) 
Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) | Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) | Scott Peters (CA-52) 
Pedro Pierluisi (PR-AL) |Stacey Plaskett (VI-AL) | Mike Quigley (IL-05) 
Kathleen Rice (NY-04) | Cedric Richmond (LA-02) | Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) Kurt Schrader (OR-05) | Adam Schiff (CA-28) | David Scott (GA-13) 
Terri Sewell (AL-07) | Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) | Adam Smith (WA-09)
Norma Torres (CA-35) | Juan Vargas (CA-51)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

Endorsements

"I'm excited about our NewDemPAC-Endorsed candidates because I believe that electing folks who will be practical problem solvers is the only way to get our Congress back on track. Whether it’s former colleagues with a proven track record of putting policy ahead of partisanship or new candidates who will bring fresh ideas to our nation’s capital, each of these individuals is worthy of the backing of the NewDems and our supporters.
"We hope you will join us as we work tirelessly to elect candidates who share their growth and innovation oriented, common-sense values. With your continued help, the NewDemPAC can bring these amazing leaders to Congress, where they will advocate a solutions-oriented agenda that is critical to moving our country forward.”
- Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
  Chair of the NewDemPAC

The NewDemPAC is dedicated to re-electing House New Democrats and electing new, like-minded leaders who are committed to advancing a pro-growth, innovative policy agenda and message.

Each cycle, the NewDemPAC endorses a select group of Democratic House challengers who support the priorities of the New Democrat Coalition. We will continue to make endorsements throughout the 2016 cycle, so please check back for updates!