New Democrat Coalition: Republican Budget is NOT the Answer

Washington, D.C. – Today, leaders of the New Democrat Coalition, chaired by Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY-7), released the following statement as the House of Representatives begins debate on the Republican budget for fiscal year 2013: 

            “The Republican budget is not the answer.  Instead of a balanced approach, House Republicans would rather shift our nation’s financial difficulties to states, seniors and middle class Americans.  We are dedicated to finding a long-term solution with shared responsibility among all Americans, and this budget is wide of the mark.”

Statement supported by New Dem Leadership Members, led by Chair Representative Joseph Crowley (NY-7), and Vice-Chairs Representative Jim Himes (CT-4), Representative Ron Kind (WI-3), Representative Rick Larsen (WA-2), and Representative Allyson Schwartz (PA-13).

The New Democrat Coalition is dedicated to maintaining America’s standing as the world’s strongest, most successful nation. Founded in 1997, the New Dems believe firmly in the power of American ingenuity and innovation, and are focused on finding ways to foster and harness this creativity to grow our economy, create new American jobs, and ensure a safer and more secure future for our country.  For more information on the 43 member Coalition, visit the New Dems website at