November 30, 2018
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was elected as a New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair. The Coalition’s solutions-oriented mentality drives their commitment to collaboration and working across the political spectrum to find common ground. The New Democrat Coalition grew significantly with the election of dozens of new members this year and will be an important coalition as Democrats take the majority next session.
“The American people spoke during this election—they want Congress to stop bickering and find solutions to our nation’s most pressing concerns. The New Democrat Coalition played a big role in flipping the House and as a newly-elected Vice Chair, I will help ensure that our focus remains on the people we represent. While we promote policies and legislation that boost economic opportunities, spur innovation, incentivize smart trade, and provide for our national defense, we must also keep in mind what those policies mean for the people back home. I look forward to energized conversations with my colleagues on how we can best deliver for our constituents,” said Rep. Peters.
Rep. Peters will be one of five leadership members and one of four Vice Chairs. Read more about the New Democrat Coalition’s new leadership and members-elect here. The New Democrat Coalition is a group of more than 90 members of Congress who focus on economic growth, innovation, and fiscally responsible policies.