Press Releases

April 30, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “NO AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE OR GETTING ACCESS TO LIFESAVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they outlined the Democratic agenda to drive down the cost of sky-high prescription drugs and hatch a national infrastructure plan that would create 16 million good-paying jobs. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: […] This week we're going to continue to advance the issues that we know are important to the American people with a focus on … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

HOUSE DEMOCRATS MARK 100 DAYS AT HISTORIC, PRODUCTIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) hosted a press conference to adjourn their successful 2019 Issues Conference: 100 Days In: Fighting For The People. Remarks were given by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DPCC Chairman David Cicilline, Rep. Dean Phillips, Rep. Lauren Underwood and Rep. Sylvia Garcia. Following are highlights. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We have just concluded the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference - 100 Days In: Fighting For … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS WERE GIVEN THE MAJORITY TO DEFEND HEALTH CARE AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE DOING”

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Once again, the Republicans have shown their true colors. They simply cannot help themselves. Americans all across the country woke up to news that the Trump Justice Department is once again launching an assault on health care in the United States of America. The Republicans want to take away health care from tens of millions of Americans again. The Republicans want to impose what would be effectively an age tax on Americans between 50 and 64 forcing a dramatic increase in … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL “MAKE SURE THE MUELLER REPORT IS PRESENTED TO CONGRESS”

In case you missed it today, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC Live with Katy Tur for a conversation about the sentencing of Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, the Mueller report and focusing on the Democrats' For the People agenda. KATY TUR: I want to start with you on something else the president was asked about a moment ago and that is Paul Manafort. He was asked if he would pardon Paul Manafort. He says he hasn't thought about … Continue Reading


March 12, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: TRUMP’S BUDGET IS DESIGNED TO “SUBSIDIZE THE LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND SHAMELESS”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference. Following are highlights from their remarks. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "This week is really a week in contrast, where we're going to be able to lay out for the American people what we're about and what House Republicans are all about. "We want to bring the country together. The other side continues to try to tear us apart. We want to … Continue Reading


March 06, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE ARE PROCEEDING WITH H.R. 1 TO BRING DEMOCRACY BACK TO LIFE FOR THE PEOPLE”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) was joined by Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) at House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference. Following are highlights from their remarks. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "This week, House Democrats will continue to focus on executing our For The People agenda. Over the last two years, we made promises to the American people about what we were going to focus on and we were very clear that each and every day we … Continue Reading


February 22, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: “THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VOTED FOR MEANINGFUL CHECKS AND BALANCES ON AN OUT-OF-CONTROL EXECUTIVE BRANCH”

In case you missed it last night, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell for a conversation about the Mueller investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. […] LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: Congressman Jeffries, will your committee subpoena the Mueller report if it is not delivered by the attorney general? REP. JEFFRIES: It's my expectation that, you know, the House of … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “The President briefly talked the talk. Now it’s time to walk the walk together.”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) was joined by Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) at House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where he responded to last night's State of the Union Address. Following is a transcript of his remarks: "Good morning, everyone. Thank you for your presence. I am joined, of course, by our distinguished Vice Chair, Katherine Clark. "The best thing that can be said about the President's speech is that it's over. Donald Trump … Continue Reading


January 25, 2019

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIR JEFFRIES RESPONDS TO PLAN TO RE-OPEN GOVERNMENT

In response to the proposal to re-open the federal government, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) issued the following statement: "Since the moment President Trump's shutdown began, House Democrats have been unwavering in our call to re-open the government. Hundreds of thousands of government workers and their families are about to miss yet another paycheck. No working American should struggle to put food on the table, including and especially those who have answered the … Continue Reading


January 10, 2019

AP: Hakeem Jeffries selected as caucus chair by Democrats

House Democrats on Wednesday selected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, a rising party star, to be their caucus chair when they retake the majority in the new year. Mr. Jeffries, a 48-year-old serving his third term, bested Rep. Barbara Lee of California, a 20-year veteran of the chamber, in a 123-to-113 vote. Both are members of the Congressional Black Caucus, reflecting the diversity among Democrats who will seize the House gavels for the first time in eight years. Mr. Jeffries said the … Continue Reading

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