Press Releases

December 11, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE IN AMERICA PAY MORE FOR THE SAME DRUG THAN OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS IN THE WORLD…WE’RE DETERMINED TO CHANGE THAT”

WASHINGTON - This week, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they outlined House Democrats' Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will reduce the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs and save American taxpayers nearly $500 billion over the next 10 years. This monumental legislation will be voted on this week. They were joined by Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL), former Secretary of Health and … Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE DEDICATE THIS COUNTDOWN CLOCK TO DO-NOTHING DONALD AND MISSING-IN-ACTION MITCH MCCONNELL BECAUSE OF THEIR FAILURE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC.”

WASHINGTON - This week, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they continued to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Bipartisan Background Checks Act up for a vote in the wake of recent mass shootings. They were joined by Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), a strong advocate for gun safety legislation, whose father died in a senseless act … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE DIDN’T COME TO CONGRESS TO IMPEACH THIS PRESIDENT OR ANY PRESIDENT, BUT DUTY REQUIRES WE PURSUE THIS INQUIRY BECAUSE NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.”

WASHINGTON - This week, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they addressed the president's relentless attacks on Dreamers and sabotage of our nation's health care. They were joined by freshman Democratic leaders Rep. Joe Neguse and Rep. Veronica Escobar, who was elected to this position by her colleagues today CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Today is a very serious day. It's … Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “AMBASSADOR TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY WILL CONFIRM THAT THE PRESIDENT BETRAYED HIS OATH OF OFFICE”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) joined CNN's The Situation Room, where he outlined President Trump's abuse of power and what to expect next as part of the impeachment inquiry. WOLF BLITZER: As you know, the House has released the transcripts now from the deposition of the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor. Lawmakers will have the chance to question Bill Taylor once again next week during the first round of … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “DO US A FAVOR, THOUGH.” FIVE WORDS THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

WASHINGTON - This week, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they outlined Democrats' signature health care bill, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will save American taxpayers roughly $345 billion dollars and drive down the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs. Additionally, they emphasized holding the president accountable and ensuring that no one is above … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS NATIONAL SECURITY TASK FORCE REACTS TO DEATH OF ISIS LEADER

WASHINGTON - Following the announcement of the death of ISIS leader Abu Al-Baghdadi, House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Andy Kim (D-NJ) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), Founder and Chair Emeritus Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) applauded our military and intelligence agencies and continued the call for a strong partnership with our allies in the region. "This is a very meaningful … Continue Reading


October 27, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE MILITARY SHOULD BE COMMENDED. THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE COMMENDED. THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE DELTA FORCE WHO CARRIED OUT THIS OPERATION SHOULD BE COMMENDED.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) joined NBC's Meet the Press, where he discussed the death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi and House Democrats' ongoing, methodical progress in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's abuse of power. CHUCK TODD: […] Obviously, there were a few other topics I want to talk to you about, but the news of the morning, the killing of al-Baghdadi. Your initial reaction to it, and I'm … Continue Reading


October 22, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WHAT WE’VE SEEN OUT OF 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE IS A PETULANT CHILD”

WASHINGTON - This week, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they outlined Democrats' signature health care bill, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which stops drug companies from ripping off everyday Americans while charging other countries less for the same drug. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very active discussion earlier today about one of the top priorities in the … Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON TRUMP ADMIN: “CHAOS, CRISIS, CONFUSION, CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) joined MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes before a live studio audience, where he exposed the president's abuse of power and blatant disregard for the United States Constitution. CHRIS HAYES: […] Someone said something the other day, said it's like when you shake the tree, all these crimes fall out. Like, why would you stop shaking the tree and keep the inquiry limited to the scope … Continue Reading


October 16, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON TRUMP WRONGDOING: “REPUBLICANS CANNOT DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE.”

WASHINGTON - This week, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference where they outlined Democrats' signature health care bill, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, as well as the upcoming SHIELD Act aimed at keeping our elections safe from foreign interference. They were also joined by the co-chairs of the House Democratic Caucus' National Security Task Force, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small … Continue Reading


October 15, 2019

HOUSE DEMOCRATS RETURN WITH INCREASED MOMENTUM TO LOWER HIGH COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Members of the House Democratic Caucus spent the recent district work period reaching out to families across the country about the high cost of prescription drugs. As House Democrats return to Washington to fight For The People, an initial analysis from the Congressional Budget Office confirms that H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, will result in significantly lower prescription drug costs. "House Democrats return to Washington today to continue our … Continue Reading


October 06, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE PRESIDENT BETRAYED HIS OATH OF OFFICE. HE'S ENGAGED IN SERIOUS WRONGDOING.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos to outline the president's abuse of power and blatant attack on the United States Constitution. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: We're joined now by the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Congressman, thanks for coming in this morning. You just saw that Barbara Jordan quote, "the House has to be big here." Speaker … Continue Reading


September 29, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON TRUMP: “THIS IS ABOUT BETRAYAL. THIS IS ABOUT ABUSE OF POWER. THIS IS ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION.”

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to outline the president's abuse of power and blatant attack on the United States Constitution. CHRIS WALLACE: House Democrats have now fast-tracked the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Issuing a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with promises of more to come. Joining us now is Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York, … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THAT IS TEXTBOOK ABUSE OF POWER AND THE TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BECOME EXHIBIT A IN THAT REGARD”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they outlined House Democrats' preconditions for agreeing to the USMCA, our mission to reduce the price of prescription drugs through the Lower Drug Costs Now Act and upcoming Democratic bills that address the humanitarian crisis at our border. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very robust discussion today in the Caucus. The center … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM MITCH? DO YOUR JOB. AMERICANS ARE DYING.”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to pass commonsense background check legislation for the American people. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We as House Democrats remain committed to our For The People agenda. We're very clear in terms of our sense of purpose as to why we are here to fight For The People, for … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

AMID HEIGHTENED GEOPOLITICAL TURMOIL, DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS RELAUNCHES NATIONAL SECURITY TASK FORCE

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Democratic Caucus relaunched its Task Force focused on national security issues, combining the expertise of three new Caucus members with the ongoing leadership of task force Founder and Chair Emeritus, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) announced today that Moulton will return to the National Security Task Force as Chair Emeritus for the 116th Congress. Jeffries also announced that the Task Force will relaunch under … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE BEHAVING AS IF THEY ARE WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARIES OF THE GUN LOBBY.”

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC Live with Katy Tur to call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on commonsense gun safety reform. […] KATY TUR: Congressman since Mitch McConnell said this is up to the president, let's listen to what the president said about this a moment ago. PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are working very, very hard together all of us. We're seeing if we can come … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “IT'S TIME FOR MITCH MCCONNELL AND SENATE REPUBLICANS TO ACT.”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to finally bring commonsense gun safety reform to a floor vote. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: On a day like this, September 11th, of course we remember the great tragedy of that day. Many of us will always remember where we were when the news broke that the towers had been struck and … Continue Reading


July 19, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON SETH MEYERS: “WINTER IS COMING FOR DONALD J. TRUMP”

[…] SETH MEYERS: You grew up here? CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Grew up in Brooklyn. MEYERS: You represent Brooklyn and part of Queens. Brooklyn I imagine has changed a fair amount since you grew up there? JEFFRIES: Absolutely. Brooklyn is a great place. We gave the world Jackie Robinson, Shirley Chisholm, Coney Island, Junior's Cheesecake and The Notorious B.I.G. [APPLAUSE] Yeah that's a pretty good combination. MEYERS: You still feel like home when you get back here? JEFFRIES: It … Continue Reading


July 17, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE REPUBLICAN PLAYBOOK IS TO DELAY, DENY AND DISTRACT”

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe for a conversation about President Trump's distraction tactics from the kitchen table pocketbook issues that everyday Americans care about and that House Democrats continue to fight for. […] KASIE HUNT: My question for you is how do Democrats rise above this debate? How do you get our discourse back to a point where we're talking about the issues … Continue Reading

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