Press Releases

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


August 03, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S NEW EVICTION MORATORIUM

NEW YORK - Following President Biden's announcement of a new CDC eviction moratorium, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "President Joe Biden recognizes that we are in the midst of an extraordinary once-in-century pandemic, which has required once-in-a-century solutions. Through his partnership with the House Democratic Caucus, we have repeatedly delivered transformative assistance to tens of millions of American families to help make … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE JANUARY 6 SELECT COMMITTEE WILL UNDERTAKE A SERIOUS, SOLEMN, SOBER AND SUBSTANTIVE INVESTIGATION”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) held a leadership press conference where he underscored the importance of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol and highlighted House Democrats' commitment to Build Back Better for everyday Americans. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: I am flying solo today because our Vice Chair Pete Aguilar of course is a Member of the January 6 Select Committee on the Insurrection and will be … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HOUSE DEMOCRATS’ 200TH DAY OF THE 117TH CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, DC - On the 200th day of the 117th Congress, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "House Democrats have been laser-focused on several issues of great importance to the American people: crushing the virus, providing direct relief and assistance to everyday Americans who are struggling, bringing accountability and transparency to police forces and tackling the voter suppression epidemic. In partnership with President Biden, … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE TWO MISSIONS: TO LIFT UP THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THOSE WHO ASPIRE TO BE PART OF IT AND 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 the life-changing impact of the expanded Child Tax Credit for millions of American families as well as House Democrats' commitment to fighting back against voter suppression in Texas and across the country. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: House Democrats really have two missions in terms of our agenda on behalf of everyday Americans. … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

WEEK IN REVIEW: CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES OUTLINES TRANSFORMATIONAL CHILD TAX CREDIT FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS AS PAYMENTS HIT MILLIONS OF FAMILY BANK ACCOUNTS

NEW YORK - As the first expanded and improved Biden Child Tax Credit payments make their way to the pockets of millions of American families, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spent the week highlighting this transformational assistance as we emerge from a once-in-a-century pandemic and Build Back Better For The People. More from: FOX 5 NY, CBS New York, PIX 11 CNN New Day, July 13 BERMAN: You talk about the Child Tax Credit… This, at least as of … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE’VE GOT TO CREATE A BETTER SITUATION FOR MIDDLE-CLASS, LOW-INCOME AND WORKING FAMILIES. THAT’S WHAT THE CHILD TAX CREDIT PAYMENTS ARE GOING TO DO.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on CNN New Day with John Berman, highlighting the transformational work House Democrats have delivered on thus far, including the historic Child Tax Credit payments, which will be disbursed monthly beginning July 15. BERMAN: It's not just James Carville, it's Eric Adams, who is now the Democratic nominee for mayor here in New York City, who says Democrats can't be so idealistic … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION RESTRICTING VOTING RIGHTS

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the Supreme Court's ruling in Brnovich v. DNC, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "Today's Supreme Court decision reinforces what we already know: voting rights are under assault in America and we must act with the fierce urgency of now to end the era of voter suppression once and for all. As Republicans throughout the country work night and day to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election, the time … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES ILLUMINATES “SANDWICH GENERATION” CAREGIVING CRISIS

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) and the Democratic Women's Caucus held a roundtable to highlight the "Sandwich Generation" caregiving crisis, including the lack of physical and financial support for those caring for children and aging parents at the same time. Task Force Vice Chair Pressley, Co-Chair Schakowsky and Co-Chair Matsui were joined by Kim Parker, Director of Social Trends Research at Pew Research Center, Karen Lindsey … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE’VE BEEN FOCUSED ON STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY AND CREATING PROSPERITY AND OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY SINGLE ZIP CODE”

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 impact that President Biden's infrastructure package will have on everyday Americans as well as House Democrats' commitment to defending our democracy in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Since the very beginning of the new Congress, House Democrats have been focused … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF PROTECTING OLDER WORKERS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Following House passage of H.R. 2062 - The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF) leadership released the following statement: "The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the immense pressures older workers face inside and out of the workplace, including those in the 'Sandwich Generation' supporting children and parents at the same time. With longer life expectancy and the rising cost of living … Continue Reading

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