Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., a moderate Blue Dog Coalition
leader who played a lead role in negotiating the bill, rejected the GOP criticism while contending that the deliberate approach advocated by moderate Democrats would guard against any negative effects.
Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Lou Correa (D-Calif.), two of the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition
, confirmed to The Hill they would not attend the 12:30 pm lunch meeting.
Cuellar, a co-chairman of the Blue Dog Coalition
of moderate Democrats, has represented South Texas in the House since 2005.
The House Blue Dog Coalition
of moderate to conservative Democrats has dwindled from 54 in 2010 to a mere 18 today.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the House's primary campaign group, is coordinating with the Blue Dog Coalition
, a group of 18 moderate Democrats that has shriveled in numbers and power in recent years, Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-17/democrats-see-conservative-blue-dogs-as-key-to-winning-house) reported Monday.
John Barrow, D-Ga., co-chairman of the Blue Dog Coalition
One of the last remaining members of the Blue Dog Coalition
, the three-term Congressman was hit by congressional redistricting that made his western North Carolina district much more difficult for a Democrat to win.
As one of three co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition
of fiscally conservative Democrats, Melancon has supported many of the positions of franchise businesses, especially as they struggled to recover from the recession.
Ross is chairman of the Blue Dog Coalition
's Health Care Task Force.
Members of the Blue Dog Coalition
, a group of 54 mostly rural House Democrats, did not fare well in the recent elections.
This letter comes after those from Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairmen Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) and a bi-partisan group of 29 other senators, the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Blue Dog Coalition
and the Congressional Black Caucus.
The Senate conferees were aided in this effort by a letter of support for the inclusion of the provisions circulated by the following members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition