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Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform:

A plan to balance the budget, cut spending and secure America's future


 As independent voices for fiscal responsibility and accountability, the Blue  Dogs have a proven track record of offering bipartisan, commonsense  solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the United States.  Today, our underlying structural deficits represent the biggest threat to our  economic security. The "Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform" outlines 15  steps that can be taken to put the country back on a path to balance  budgets and long term fiscal sustainability.

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Latest News from the Blue Dogs

 July 22 - Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act to Become                Law

 June 30 - Matheson statement on CBO long-term budget outlook: Blue                Dog co-chair urges bipartisan cooperation on fiscal reform                commission

 June 22 - Blue Dogs Introduce SWEEP Act: Nye, Wilson at forefront of                Blue Dog efforts to idendify and eliminate wasteful government                spending


 May 24 - Blue Dog statement on the “Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act                of 2010”

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Blue Dogs Hold Press Conference with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

Blue Dogs Endorse House Budget Resolution

 At a press conference on April 27th, 2009, members of the fiscally  conservative Blue Dog Coalition joined House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer  as they reiterated their commitment to reinstating the pay-as-you-go  (PAYGO) rules that led to budget surpluses in the 1990's.   

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Our National Debt

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Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform:

 "It is time to start making some  tough decisions.  With this  proposal, the Blue Dogs are  offering true structural reform to  reduce the deficit over time.   We can do what every  American family has done and  make choices that will put us in  better fiscal shape in the  future.”

 - Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)    Blue Dog Co-Chair


Restoring Fiscal Responsibility to the Federal Government:

Click here to watch Congressman Charlie Melancon of Louisiana address the need for a return to the statutory pay-as-you-go rules that brought our budget to balance in the 1990's.