Press Releases

January 19, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "REPUBLICANS ARE RUNNING AWAY FROM DEMOCRACY"

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 President Biden's historic achievements in his first year in office and the need for the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act and end the era of voter suppression once and for all. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very active Caucus meeting earlier today as we acknowledge and mark the one-year anniversary of … Continue Reading


January 18, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON CNN: "WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO PRESS FORWARD IN THE SPIRIT OF DR. KING"

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss the need for the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act and end this era of voter suppression once and for all. VIDEO CLIP OF CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: The right to vote is sacred. The right to vote is special. The right to vote is sacrosanct and central to the integrity of our democracy. There are people who died, lost their … Continue Reading


January 11, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES, WE’RE GOING TO DEFEND OUR DEMOCRACY"

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' commitment to protecting our democracy and fighting back against the voter suppression epidemic taking place across the country. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had our first in-person and hybrid Caucus meeting of the year. It was good to see everyone who is back in town for our first full week, the second session … Continue Reading


January 06, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE JANUARY 6TH INSURRECTION

WASHINGTON, DC - On the one-year anniversary of the violent insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "A year ago today, a violent insurrection took place in the citadel of our democracy, the United States Capitol. Incited by the former disgraced, twice-impeached president of the United States of America, the assault that took place was an attack on the Capitol, the Congress, the Constitution and the … Continue Reading


January 06, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON PBS: "JANUARY 6 WAS A VIOLENT ATTACK ON THE CONGRESS, THE CAPITOL AND THE CONSTITUTION"

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on PBS NewsHour to discuss the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. WOODRUFF: Congressman Jeffries, thank you very much for being with us. I believe you heard at least part of what Congressman Nehls was saying, but I want to ask you, you were on the floor of the House on January 6, what memory do you take away from that day? CHAIRMAN … Continue Reading


December 22, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON CNN: "WE'VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO GET THE 50 VOTES NECESSARY IN THE SENATE, AND WE CANNOT GIVE UP"

NEW YORK - 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 outline the critical need to get President Biden's Build Back Better Act across the finish line and deliver on behalf of everyday Americans. BLITZER: As you heard, President Biden says he and Senator Manchin can get something done. If that's actually the case, things wouldn't be where they are right now, would they? CHAIRMAN … Continue Reading


December 14, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT WILL RELIEVE THE PRESSURE THAT EVERYDAY AMERICANS ARE EXPERIENCING”

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 everyday Americans and create millions of good-paying jobs. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a robust Caucus meeting today, featuring presentations from the White House. Cecilia Rouse, the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Brian Deese, Senior Advisor and Director with respect to … Continue Reading


December 09, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON MORNING JOE: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS' FOCUS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ON JOBS, THE ECONOMY AND INFLATION”

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 outline President Biden's historic accomplishments thus far and illustrate how House Democrats plan to communicate them to everyday Americans over the next year. SCARBOROUGH: So, Congressman, you'll get all those polls. You put together the economy, which, you know, for Americans, that's just, you know, kitchen-table issues and inflation, and … Continue Reading


December 08, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO KEEP THE FOCUS ON DELIVERING FOR 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 create jobs and lower costs for everyday Americans, in contrast with the out-of-control House Republican Conference's commitment to chaos, confusion and conspiracy theories. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had another important Caucus discussion earlier today where we were briefed by … Continue Reading


December 01, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “DEMOCRATS DELIVER. REPUBLICANS ARE HAVING A COMPLETE AND TOTAL MELTDOWN.”

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 the transformational Build Back Better Act and House Democrats' continued work to create jobs, lower costs and deliver For The People. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Democrats continue to deliver for the American people. We passed the American Rescue Plan, saved the economy in the midst of this pandemic and, because of great … Continue Reading


November 16, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE AGREEMENT IS A WIN FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) held a leadership press conference where they highlighted the critical investments in the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as well as House Democrats' continued work to drive President Biden's Build Back Better Act across the finish line. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very productive Caucus meeting earlier today. Most importantly, … Continue Reading


November 16, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON CNBC'S SQUAWK BOX: “THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA IS GOING TO HELP REVIVE THAT GREAT AMERICAN MIDDLE-CLASS DREAM”

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box with Becky Quick to discuss President Biden's transformative Build Back Better agenda. QUICK: Joining us now with more on what we can expect is New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. He's the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and Hakeem, you've had your hands filled just trying to make sure that you can wrangle everybody for the votes on this. It's been … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the passage of H.R. 3684 - the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "Today, House Democrats delivered real and transformational change to every single American, consistent with our promise that we would fix our broken infrastructure and do it in a comprehensive way. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the largest single federal investment in infrastructure in the … Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA IS WILDLY POPULAR WITH 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' work to bring President Biden's historic Build Back Better Agenda over the finish line. They were joined by DPCC Co-Chairs Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO). CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very productive and positive meeting earlier … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN'S BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK

WASHINGTON, DC - Following President Biden's meeting with the House Democratic Caucus, Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "President Biden and House Democrats' vision for the American people is realized in the Build Back Better Framework. Under President Biden's leadership, we will deliver lower health care costs for millions of Americans and expand access to affordable, quality coverage. We will create good-paying jobs by fixing our crumbling bridges, roads, … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF DELIVERING A BUILD BACK BETTER ERA AND WE’RE CLOSER THAN WE’VE EVER BEEN”

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 the progress House Democrats have made towards enacting President Biden's transformative Build Back Better agenda, which will lower costs for everyday Americans while creating millions of good-paying jobs. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: In the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as Democratic … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "WE WILL CRUSH THE VIRUS, CREATE MILLIONS OF GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND FIX OUR CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE"

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA) held a leadership press conference where they highlighted House Democrats' work to enact President Biden's transformative Build Back Better agenda, which will lower costs for working families and create opportunity in every single zip code. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: It's good to be back in Washington, D.C. for a full week. We had a tremendous … Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE AND IN THE SENATE VOTED TO SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN. THIS IS THE HEIGHT OF IRRESPONSIBILITY.”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) held a leadership press conference where he highlighted House Democrats' commitment to keeping our government open, protecting our nation's credit and pushing President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda over the finish line. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: This is a big week for the American people. It's a big week for President Biden. It's a big week for House and Senate Democrats. We're not running away from that. We're … Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE COMMITTED TO GETTING PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA OVER THE FINISH LINE”

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' commitment to Building Back Better by creating millions of good-paying jobs, cutting taxes and lowering costs for working families across the country. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: It was a very active Caucus meeting, as you can imagine, with a lot of priorities that are in front of us to undertake on behalf of the … Continue Reading


August 24, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS ARE CENTRAL TO OUR LIBERTY, AND WE WILL CHANNEL THAT IN THE SPIRIT OF THE GREAT JOHN LEWIS WHEN WE MOVE H.R. 4”

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' commitment to Building Back Better through jobs, tax cuts and lower expenses for everyday Americans, along with protecting our freedom to vote by advancing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. They were also joined by House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force (NSTF) Co-Chairs Rep. Jason … Continue Reading

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