Press Releases

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


June 14, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “DEMOCRATS ARE WORKING TO LOWER COSTS FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS AND CREATE AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE.”

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 outlined House Democrats' continued efforts to lower costs for everyday Americans, strengthen the economy and crush the gun violence epidemic here in America. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Before I begin my opening remarks and yield to Pete, I just wanted to express our heartfelt prayers and condolences to our colleague Sean Casten and to the … Continue Reading


June 08, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO RESPOND TO THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC WITH THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW”

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 pass comprehensive gun safety legislation, which will keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them. They were joined by Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) and House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (D-CA). CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very passion-filled Caucus this … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “DEMOCRATS ARE WORKING TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS. REPUBLICANS ARE FANNING THE FLAMES OF HATRED.”

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 that from confronting domestic terrorism to addressing the baby formula shortage, House Democrats are doing the work and delivering For The People while House Republicans are promoting white supremacist conspiracy theories. They were joined by Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY). … Continue Reading


May 11, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WOMEN ARE BEING THREATENED BY A RUNAWAY, RADICAL, RIGHT WING SUPREME COURT MAJORITY”

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 emphasized House Democrats' commitment to ensuring that every woman is able to make her own health care decisions in the wake of the Supreme Court's radical assault on women's freedoms. They were joined by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), sponsor of the Women's Health Protection Act and Rep. Dianna DeGette (D-CO), Co-chair of the Pro-Choice … Continue Reading


May 06, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON ROE V. WADE: YOU STAND ON THE SIDE OF THE CONSTITUTION OR YOU STAND ON THE SIDE OF THE CULT

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss the recent Supreme Court assault on women's freedom to make their own health care decisions as well as the New York Court of Appeals' decision making it nearly impossible for downstate New Yorkers to have their voices heard in the redistricting process. GEIST: [...] I just want to get your reaction to what we've seen all week. This leak … Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "MAKING IT IN AMERICA IS GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD FOR JOBS AND WILL PUT US IN A BETTER POSITION IN TERMS OF INFLATIONARY PRESSURES"

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) participated in a panel on the lessons learned from the U.S. economic policy response to COVID-19, hosted by the Hamilton Project and the Hutchins Center and moderated by CNBC's Ylan Mui. Chairman Jeffries was joined by Gene Sperling, Special Advisor to the President and Coordinator of the American Rescue Plan and Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond, Virginia. MUI: The White House just this morning put out a … Continue Reading


April 27, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE CHAOS, TENSION, INFIGHTING, BICKERING AND SHOTS FIRED ARE HAPPENING WITHIN THE GOP. WE'RE CONTINUING TO DO THE BUSINESS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."

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 support the people of Ukraine against the Russian war of aggression. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very robust discussion during today's Caucus meeting focused on both the domestic issues that are of great importance to the American people, … Continue Reading

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