Press Releases

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


April 05, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “PRESIDENT BIDEN IS LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR AN INCREDIBLE ECONOMIC TURNAROUND”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership pressconference where they highlighted America's 15th straight month of record job growth and the lowest unemployment rate since the pandemic struck the U.S. - all under the leadership of President Biden. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very robust discussion in Caucus today about a wide variety of issues confronting the American people, but largely focused on … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON PRESIDENT BIDEN'S BUDGET: "YOU CAN BOTH INVEST IN AMERICA, HAVE A FAIR TAX CODE, BE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE AND REDUCE THE DEFICIT"

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on Bloomberg TV's Balance of Power with David Westin to discuss President Biden's vision for America, which is reflected in his budget focused on fiscal responsibility, safety and security at home and abroad and a commitment to Building a Better America. WESTIN: Let's stay on that subject of the budget and turn to Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. He's a Democrat of New York and … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER MOST TO WORKING FAMILIES"

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 create jobs, address supply chain issues, lower health care costs and continue to Build a Better America For The People. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Good morning everyone. Let me begin by just acknowledging the sad passing of the Dean of the House of Representatives, Don Young. He loved Alaska, he loved the … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "HOUSE DEMOCRATS GATHERED AT THE ISSUES CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS HOW WE'RE BUILDING A BETTER AMERICA FOR THE PEOPLE"

Philadelphia, PA - Today, as the 2022 House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference came to a close, House Democratic leaders outlined the Caucus' vision for the future and marked the one-year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan, an extraordinary intervention by President Biden and Democrats that helped crush the virus, save our economy and Build a Better America For The People. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: I'm not sure whether it's day two or day three of the House Democratic Issues Conference, but I … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON MSNBC: "PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE BUILDING A BETTER AMERICA"

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on MSNBC's Hallie Jackson Reports ahead of President Biden's State of the Union Address, where he outlined the President's accomplishments thus far and his vision for the future of America. HALLIE JACKSON: You know, there is the potential for this, as we've talked about on the show, a split-screen moment for President Biden tonight to be delivering this speech against the … Continue Reading


February 02, 2022

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE AMERICA COMPETES ACT WILL INVEST IN THE CREATION OF MILLIONS OF JOBS ACROSS AMERICA”

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 America COMPETES Act, which will strengthen our supply chains and create millions of good-paying jobs. They were joined by DPCC Co-Chairs Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) who announced that House Democrats have held over 1,200 events highlighting the transformational … Continue Reading


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

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