Congressman Bright meets with President Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C., -- Congressman Bobby Bright last night joined fellow Blue Dog Coalition members for a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. The 51-member coalition of fiscally conservative Democrats met with President Obama to discuss the importance of putting America back on a path to long-term fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.

"I appreciate the President taking time out of his busy schedule to meet with me and my colleagues in the Blue Dog Coalition," Bright said. "I joined the Blue Dog Coalition because I share their concerns about the fiscal health of our government. For too long, government has not balanced its budgets and as a result, we have a rapidly increasing $10.7 trillion national debt. Even though our country faces challenges on many fronts, President Obama has indicated he has a strong commitment to restoring the country's fiscal health, and I look forward to working with him and the Blue Dogs to restore fiscal responsibility to government."

The fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition was formed in 1995 with the goal of representing the center of the House of Representatives and appealing to the mainstream values of the American public.  The Blue Dogs are dedicated to a core set of beliefs that transcend partisan politics, including a deep commitment to the financial stability and national security of the United States. Currently there are 51 members of the Blue Dog Coalition.  For more information, visit the Blue Dog Website at

This is a news release from Congressman Bobby Bright's Office.