Press Releases

February 02, 2023

Statement from Chairman Pete Aguilar on the vote to remove Rep. Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Pete Aguilar, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement on the vote to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee: “Before voting to create a single job, before voting to lower costs by one penny, House Republicans are prioritizing political vendettas and catering to the most extreme elements of their party. Congresswoman Omar deserves to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She has the … Continue Reading


January 31, 2023

Chairman Aguilar: McCarthy needs to say exactly what his values are and release his budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a leadership press conference commemorating the 83rd anniversary of the first Social Security check being issued amid House Republican calls for cuts to Social Security and Medicare. CHAIRMAN PETE AGUILAR: Good morning, everyone. Joined with Vice Chair Ted Lieu today and wanted to start by mentioning today is the 83rd anniversary of the first Social Security check being issued. On … Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

Statement from Chairman Pete Aguilar on Memphis Police Department Footage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Pete Aguilar, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement on the Memphis Police Department's release of video footage surrounding the death of Tyre Nichols:“As the horrific video out of Memphis is released, House Democrats send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Tyre Nichols. They deserve to be able to mourn this senseless tragedy in peace and privacy, without the glare of the public … Continue Reading


January 25, 2023

Chairman Aguilar: Republicans in Congress want to hold veterans benefits hostage to enact Social Security and Medicare cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a leadership press conference with Reps. Yadira Caraveo (CO-8), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37) and Hillary Scholten (MI-3) on protecting reproductive freedom and opposing the GOP plan to cut Social Security and Medicare.  CHAIRMAN PETE AGUILAR: Morning everyone. First, I wanted to say on behalf of House Democrats our thoughts and prayers go out to the communities of Monterey … Continue Reading


January 10, 2023

Chairman Aguilar: Republicans Have Chosen Division and Default

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a leadership press conference with House Committee on Appropriations Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, House Committee on Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal and House Budget Committee Ranking Member Brendan Boyle on the failure of House Republicans to address the concerns of everyday Americans.  CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. It's a pleasure to be with three of … Continue Reading


January 04, 2023

Chairman Aguilar: House Democrats are Unified

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a leadership press conference where they highlighted the unity within the Democratic Caucus and the chaos, confusion and crisis on the other side of the aisle. They reiterated the Caucus' commitment to work with reasonable Republicans to lower costs for everyday Americans, create better paying jobs and build safer communities.  CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning, everyone. … Continue Reading


December 04, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON ABC: “WE KNOW WHAT OUR MISSION IS: FIGHT FOR LOWER COSTS, BETTER-PAYING JOBS AND SAFER COMMUNITIES”

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, incoming Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss House Democrats' priorities in the upcoming 118th Congress. STEPHANOPOULOS: The Democrats made history with their choice this week, voting unanimously to make Hakeem Jeffries their leader. He will be the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress, and he joins us now. Good morning, Congressman. Welcome. JEFFRIES: Good … Continue Reading


December 02, 2022

INCOMING HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP STATEMENT ON ANTISEMITISM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Incoming Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), incoming Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA) and incoming Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) issued the following joint statement: "The promotion of antisemitism and hatred against the Jewish community by anyone is unacceptable and unconscionable. House Democrats have and will always reject intolerance in any form. The words, actions and baseless conspiracy theories viciously spewed by the individual formerly … Continue Reading


November 28, 2022

CHAIRMAN HAKEEM JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF REP. DONALD MCEACHIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Upon the passing of Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04), House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: Our Caucus family is heartbroken that we will return to Washington this week without our dear friend and colleague, Donald McEachin. Don's presence will be sorely missed in the Caucus, the Congress and the Commonwealth of Virginia. From his time serving in both chambers of the Virginia legislature to his three terms in Congress, Don … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL DRAW A CLEAR CONTRAST WITH EXTREME MAGA REPUBLICANS”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership press conference where they highlighted House Democrats' continued fight for lower costs, better paying jobs and safer communities. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Good morning, everyone. At our Caucus meeting today, we were briefed by both Steny Hoyer and Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro about the progress that continues to be made with respect to the continuing resolution. It's our … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE CONTINUING TO PUT PEOPLE OVER POLITICS”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership press conference where they highlighted House Democrats' continued fight for lower costs, better paying jobs and safer communities. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Good morning everyone. We had another good discussion this morning about the work that we have undertaken on behalf of the American people with a focus on continuing to put people over politics, lower costs, … Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “DEMOCRATS ARE GETTING BIG THINGS DONE. EXTREME MAGA REPUBLICANS ARE TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL.”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership press conference where they highlighted House Democrats' continued fight for lower costs, better paying jobs and safer communities. They were joined by Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA). CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Morning. Great to see everyone. Great to be here with two tremendous leaders within the House Democratic Caucus, our Assistant Speaker, Katherine Clark … Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Following House passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the House Democratic Task Force on Aging & Families leadership released the following statement: "The House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families is proud to join AARP and countless other organizations representing seniors and caregivers in celebrating the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Seniors in this country pay more for their prescription drugs than anywhere else in the world. Today, House … Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "Today, House Democrats delivered decisive action that will lower costs and make life better for everyday Americans. The Inflation Reduction Act will lower the skyrocketing price of live-saving prescription drugs, cut energy costs and make health care more affordable and accessible. This legislation … Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON CNN: "HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL PASS THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT"

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to discuss the historic Inflation Reduction Act which will lower costs, create millions of good-paying jobs, deliver the most significant action on climate in history and dramatically reduce the deficit. BLITZER: Tonight, Democrats are touting a better than expected new report showing inflation here in the United States slowed … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “PEOPLE OVER POLITICS, LOWER COSTS, BETTER-PAYING JOBS, SAFER COMMUNITIES. THAT’S WHAT HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN ALL ABOUT.”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership press conference where they highlighted House Democrats' continued work to put people over politics, lower costs, create better-paying jobs and safer communities. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: As we prepare for the August district work period, it's another busy week here in Washington, D.C. Democrats are working hard to deliver for everyday Americans, which we fight for … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL DEFEND THE FREEDOMS THAT THE RADICAL, RIGHT-WING SUPREME COURT MAJORITY IS ON THE VERGE OF TAKING AWAY.”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership press conference where they highlighted House Democrats' work to lower costs for families and to protect the rights of all Americans in response to the Supreme Court's radical, right-wing attacks on women and the LGBTQ community. They were joined by Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: This is another busy week here in … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO WORK TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS.”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership press conference where they highlighted House Democrats' continued efforts to lower costs for everyday Americans and protect every woman's right to abortion access. They were joined by National Security Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Crow, Kim and Sherrill to discuss the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Good morning everyone, thank you for … Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE EXTREME SUPREME COURT DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "The decision by the runaway, radical, right wing Supreme Court majority to take away the long-held right to have an abortion is an assault on freedom, the Constitution and the values shared by a majority of Americans. The callous detonation of Roe v. Wade by six unelected Judges is part of an … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

NATIONAL SECURITY TASK FORCE LAUDS ADVANCEMENT OF FY23 NDAA

WASHINGTON - Today, the leadership of the House Democratic CaucusNational Security Task Force highlighted the passage of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act through the House Armed Services Committee. The NDAA heads to the House floor with several provisions championed by National Security Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Andy Kim (D-NJ) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ). Key Provisions of the Bill as Passed Through … Continue Reading

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