Press Releases

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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