October 10, 2023

Statement from Chairman Aguilar and Vice Chair Lieu on House Democrats Unanimously Voting to Renominate Leader Jeffries as Speaker

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu released the following statement after House Democrats unanimously voted to renominate Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives during the Caucus Organizational Meeting: 

“Tonight, House Democrats unanimously voted to renominate Leader Hakeem Jeffries for Speaker of the House.

“Leader Jeffries’ vision for a responsible, bipartisan governing coalition is the only path out of this Republican-manufactured chaos. The challenges we confront at home and abroad are far too great to allow the civil war within the Republican Conference to prevent us from doing the people’s work.

“Under his leadership, we will finally move away from the extremism that has been a hallmark of this Congress for ten months and continue our work to put People Over Politics.”