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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

01-SNDC2 on Jan 11, 2001

Letter: the Senate New Democrat Coalition letter to Pres.-Elect Bush:
Source: Senate New Democrat Coalition letter to Pres.-Elect Bush
Dear President-Elect Bush,

Members of the Senate New Democrat Coalition and the House New Democrat Coalition are interested in working with you to develop a responsible fiscal policy. We are proud of our records of fiscal discipline that have helped to produce the unprecedented surpluses for our country. We believe that continuing to use part of the surplus to pay down our national debt is a moral obligation that we owe to future generations. As New Democrats, we believe that a delicate balance can be struck between maintaining fiscal discipline, paying down our national debt, responding to the publicís understandable desire for common-sense tax relief and making important investments in our future. We are convinced that your stated goal of providing an excessive tax cut will lead to less debt reduction. This in turn would lead to higher interest rates resulting in lower capital investment and productivity growth and ultimately a lower standard of living for all Americans. We are ready, however, to work with you on a smaller package of tax cuts designed specifically to stimulate our slowing economy in the short run while protecting Social Security and Medicare. In the longer term we are eager to work with you on a policy that encourages individual savings and investment, invests in college education tax credits, promotes research and development and bridges the technology gap that exists in our country today.


  • Topic: Budget & Economy
  • Headline: Balance debt reduction, tax relief, & policy investment

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Democrats participating in 01-SNDC2

Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator 
Jim Davis s1sFlorida Democrat 
Cal Dooley s1sCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
Bob Graham s1sFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator 
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat 



Republicans participating in 01-SNDC2



Independents participating in 01-SNDC2

Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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