Cooper said Blue Dogs will meet with members of the GOP’s The Tuesday Group.
Cooper and Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, a leader of The Tuesday Group, said centrists in both parties share an interest in pushing for a grand bargain on the debt and cultivating compromises on a range of other issues, including immigration and gun control.
The Blue Dogs and The Tuesday Group plan to talk about their shared interests in joint meetings that will start this month.
Another potential shared priority could be legislation to require more transparency in the redistricting process, including a proposal by Cooper to require advance posting on the Internet of draft redistricting maps.
“In the gerrymandered world, which we will have for the next eight years, we are the only people that can help Democrats win back the majority,” Cooper said. “We are the only ones, who are proven winners in swing districts. We are the only survivors.”
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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