New Democrat Coalition is a Congressional Member Organization within the United States Congress made up of pro-business Democrats who support an agenda that the organization describes as " moderate" and " pro-growth" and support a balanced budget.
A November 2012 press release described the organization as "Congress' largest coalition of "moderates" heading into the 113th Congress. As of January 2015, there were 46 members in the House of Representatives.
On December 3, 2016, Connecticut congressman
Jim Himes was appointed Chairman. 
The New Democrat Coalition was founded in 1997 by Representatives
Cal Dooley ( California), Jim Moran ( Virginia) and Timothy J. Roemer ( Indiana) as a congressional affiliate of the avowedly "centrist" Democratic Leadership Council, whose members, including former President Bill Clinton, call themselves " New Democrats." In November 2012, the New Democrat Coalition announced the election of its new leadership team. New Dems elected Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) as the Chair and re-elected Reps. Jim Himes (CT-04), Rick Larsen (WA-02), and Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) as Vice Chairs and added Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11) as a Vice Chair. 
The Senate New Democrat Coalition was founded in the spring of 2000 by Senators
Evan Bayh ( Indiana), Bob Graham ( Florida), Mary Landrieu ( Louisiana), Joe Lieberman ( Connecticut), and Blanche Lincoln ( Arkansas). 
The NDC has worked to craft and pass legislation, including Permanent
Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) for the People's Republic of China, fast track Trade Promotion Authority, digital signatures, and H-1B visa reform and continues to work on matters such as privacy, broadband, expanding e-learning opportunities and making government more accessible and efficient through the use of technology.
Prior to the 113th Congress, the New Democrat Coalition had seven task forces, namely Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing; Education; Energy; Financial Services; Health Care; Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform; and Trade.
The task forces for the 113th Congress were changed to Energy chaired by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Rush Holt (NJ-12), Financial Services and Retirement Security chaired by Rep. Gary Peters (MI-14), Rep. John Carney (DE-At Large) and Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04), Health chaired by Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13), Bill Owens (NY-21) and Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-05), National Security chaired by Jim Moran (VA-08), Colleen Hanabusa (HI-1) and Rep. Ron Barber (AZ-2), Tax Reform and Fiscal Responsibility chaired by Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4), Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), Tech, Education, and Entrepreneurship chaired by Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) and Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) and Trade, Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing chaired by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Cedric Richmond (LA-02).
House of Representatives
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updated. (August 2016)
According to the
Center for Responsive Politics, as of 2009 the top contributors to the New Democrat Coalition caucus members were the finance, insurance and real estate industries and in the two decades between 1989 and 2009 members of the New Democrat Coalition had collected $50 million from those industries.  
New Democrat Coalition members (House)
In the 115th Congress, the following 52 members of the House of Representatives currently belong to the New Democrat Coalition:
U.S. Virgin Islands
Members who have left the House:
James A. Barcia (MI-5), charter member, did not seek re-election
Chris Bell (TX-25), lost re-election following redistricting
Ken Bentsen (TX-25), charter member, did not seek re-election
Dennis Cardoza (CA-18), subsequently resigned in 2012
Ed Case (HI-2), Ran for Senate
Bob Clement (TN-5), charter member, retired
Jim Davis (FL-11), charter member, retired
Peter Deutsch (FL-20), charter member, retired
Norman D. Dicks (WA-6), charter member, retired
Bob Etheridge (NC-2), charter member, lost re-election in 2010
Harold Ford Jr. (TN-9), Ran for Senator
Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8), resigned from Congress in January 2012
Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-20), appointed to Hillary Clinton's vacant Senate seat
Jane Harman (CA-36), resigned in 2011
Jay Inslee (WA-1), resigned in March 2012, Elected State Governor
John J. LaFalce (NY-29), charter member, retired
Nick Lampson (TX-22), lost re-election in 2008
Bill Luther (MN-6), charter member, lost re-election following redistricting
Tim Mahoney (FL-16), lost re-election in 2008
Denise Majette (GA-4), retired
Bob Matsui (CA-5), charter member, deceased
Karen McCarthy (MO-5), charter member, retired
Juanita Millender-McDonald (CA-37), deceased
Brad Miller (NC-13), retired
Chris Murphy (CT-5), elected to the Senate in 2012 
Earl Pomeroy (ND), charter member, lost re-election in 2010
Steve Rothman (NJ-9), charter member, lost renomination following redistricting
Max Sandlin (TX-1), charter member, lost re-election following redistricting
Thomas C. Sawyer (OH-14), charter member, lost re-election following redistricting
Heath Shuler (NC-11), retired
Charles Stenholm (TX-17), charter member, lost re-election following redistricting
Ellen Tauscher (CA-10), appointed Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs
Jim Turner (TX-2), charter member, retired
Ron Barber (AZ-02), lost reelection
Jim Moran (VA-8), charter member, retired
Mike McIntyre (NC-07), retired
Allyson Schwartz (PA-13), Ran for Governor
Bill Owens (NY-21), lost reelection
Gary Peters (MI-14), Elected Senator
Rush D. Holt (NJ-12), retired
Dan Maffei (NY-24), lost reelection
Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4), retired
Joe Garcia (FL-26), lost reelection
John Barrow (GA-12), lost reelection
Gwen Graham (FL-2), did not seek reelection
Pedro Pierluisi (PR-AL), Ran for Governor John C. Carney Jr. (DE-AL), Elected Governor
Former members who remain in Congress, but who are no longer affiliated with the NDC:
Former Senate New Democrat Coalition
The following Senators previously belonged to the defunct Senate New Democrat Coalition, founded in 2000.
  
Dianne Feinstein (CA, by 2001)
Tom Carper (DE, by 2001; co-chair from 2003)
Bill Nelson (FL, by 2001)
Debbie Stabenow (MI, by 2001)
Maria Cantwell (WA, by 2001)
Blanche Lincoln (AR, founder, from 1999; defeated in 2010)
Evan Bayh (IN, founder, retired from senate in 2011)
Hillary Clinton (NY, from 2001; resigned from Senate in 2009 to become Secretary of State) 
Bob Graham (FL, founder, chair from 2000-2003; retired from Senate in 2003)
Max Cleland (GA, from 2000; defeated in 2002)
Zell Miller (GA, from 2001; retired from Senate in 2004)
John Breaux (LA, from 2000; retired from Senate in 2004)
Jean Carnahan (MO, from 2001; defeated in 2002)
John Edwards (NC, from 2000; retired from Senate in 2004)
Bob Kerrey (NE, from 2000; retired from Senate in 2000)
Richard Bryan (NV, from 2000; retired from Senate in 2000)
Chuck Robb (VA, from 2000; defeated in 2000)
Jon Corzine (NJ, from 2004; retired to run for Governor in 2005)
John Kerry (MA, from 2000); resigned to take office as Secretary of State in 2013
Tim Johnson (SD, from 1996; retired from Senate in 2014) Mary Landrieu (LA, from 1996; co-chair from 2003, defeated in 2014)
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