A diverse coalition “of moderate Senate Democrats today announced they have re-formed for the 112th Congress with new leadership and new members,” according to a press release.
The group will be “co-chaired by Sens. Tom Carper of Delaware, Mark Udall of Colorado, and Kay Hagan of North Carolina.”
Other members include “Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Mark Begich of Alaska, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Chris Coons of Delaware, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Bill Nelson of Florida, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, and Mark Warner of Virginia.”
The Senators’ goal is to work with the Senate leadership and the Administration to craft common-sense solutions to urgent national problems, including paying down the national debt, education reform, and energy policy. As they did in the 111th Congress, the group will meet every other Tuesday before the Democratic Caucus lunch to discuss legislative strategies and ideas, including the importance of passing a fiscally responsible spending plan in the Senate.