WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) announced that she is joining the Blue Dog Coalition, a 19-member group dedicated to pursuing fiscally-responsible policies, ensuring a strong national defense, and transcending party lines to get things done for the American people.
Bourdeaux has extensive experience with issues of fiscal responsibility, having both worked in and taught public finance. At the end of her tenure as Director of the nonpartisan Georgia Senate Budget Office, Bourdeaux was recognized in Senate Resolution 1598 for significant service to the State of Georgia.
“I am very appreciative of the Blue Dog Coalition’s commitment to fiscally responsible solutions that serve the American people,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “Before coming to Congress, I led the Georgia Senate’s nonpartisan budget office and taught public policy and finance at Georgia State University, so the issues important to Blue Dogs are the ones I have spent my life working on. I thank Chairwoman Murphy, Chairman O’Halleran, Chairman Case, and Chairman Schrader for welcoming me as a Blue Dog, and I look forward to working together to get things done.”
“We’re proud to welcome Congresswoman Bourdeaux to the Blue Dog Coalition,” said Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications and Outreach. “Congresswoman Bourdeaux has come to Congress with the purpose to serve her district first and pursue pragmatic, bipartisan solutions to get things done for her constituents. Her record in public finance and her policy priorities make her a natural fit for the Coalition. She cares deeply about getting our nation’s fiscal house in order, strengthening our national security, and delivering real results that will move our country forward. We look forward to her contributions to the Coalition as we look to improve the lives of all Americans.”
Bourdeaux’s membership in the Blue Dogs comes after joining the New Democrat Coalition and Problem Solvers Caucus, both of which are committed to finding pragmatic and bipartisan solutions to the nation’s most pressing issues.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.