Press Releases

February 24, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN IS THE RIGHT RESPONSE TO A ONCE-IN-A-CENTURY PANDEMIC”

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 the broad bipartisan support across the nation for President Biden's American Rescue Plan, which provides desperately needed relief to everyday Americans. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Earlier today, we held our weekly Caucus meeting where we discussed the progress of the American Rescue Plan. The Budget Committee acted on Monday to … Continue Reading


February 22, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HALF A MILLION COVID-19 DEATHS

NEW YORK - Today, as deaths attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States reached 500,000, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement: "Today, the United States reached a harrowing milestone in our nation's history. More than half a million American souls have perished due to this once-in-a-century pandemic. Though the tragic loss of life can be counted, the coronavirus has visited upon the American people pain and suffering that is … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN: “IT IS BIPARTISAN AMONG THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE QUESTION REMAINS, WILL IT BE BIPARTISAN HERE IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE? THAT’S FOR REPUBLICANS TO DECIDE.”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership press conference to highlight the overwhelming bipartisan support among Americans for President Biden's American Rescue Plan and COVID-19 relief. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: A sad and solemn day in many respects, as we said our final goodbyes to Officer Sicknick, who gave his life defending us during that violent mob attack and insurrection on the Capitol on January 6. … Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES TO MSNBC’S CHRIS HAYES: “WE CAN’T ALLOW THE RADICALIZATION OF THESE INDIVIDUALS GO WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE. THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes to describe threats made against him and his family as a result of the big lie perpetuated by former President Trump and supported by so many Republicans. HAYES: Congressman, just tell me what you know and what you're willing to say. Obviously, there are some security concerns here about the threats this individual directed at family members of … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THIS WAS THE MOST BIPARTISAN IMPEACHMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY. I EXPECT THAT THERE WILL BE SOME REPUBLICANS WHO WILL VOTE TO CONVICT DONALD TRUMP FOR INCITING A VIOLENT INSURRECTION.”

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 discuss former President Trump's second impeachment trial in the Senate. BLITZER: […] I want your immediate reaction, Congressman. The Senate Majority Leader, you just heard him on the Senate floor, Chuck Schumer, he's now in line with Mitch McConnell, the Minority Leader, who first proposed delaying the start of the … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement: "Today marks a day of great renewal in America. As we confront a once-in-a-century pandemic and economic crisis, the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President represents a beacon of hope. It is a signal to every American as well as our allies abroad that brighter days are ahead in the United States of … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON SURPASSING 400,000 COVID-19 DEATHS

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as deaths attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States reached 400,000, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement: "Too many souls have been taken away from us too soon because of a response that was a complete and unmitigated disaster. When President-Elect Biden is sworn in at noon tomorrow, House Democrats stand ready to work side by side with an administration that will rise to the occasion and finally take the … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "DONALD TRUMP IS A LIVING, BREATHING IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection against the United States through encouraging his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol. In a vote of 232 to 197, the Article passed with the support of 10 Republicans who joined Democrats to protect the safety and well-being of the American people against the clear and present danger posed by the president. WATCH Remarks … Continue Reading


January 10, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “EVERY SECOND, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY HOUR THAT DONALD TRUMP REMAINS IN OFFICE PRESENTS A DANGER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd to outline the clear and present danger President Trump poses to the American people and the need for his immediate removal following last week's insurrection at the Capitol. TODD: […] So, let me just start with this. What would have to happen this week that would somehow stop the House of Representatives from impeaching the … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE CONGRESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OF JOE BIDEN AS THE 46TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WASHINGTON, DC - Upon the certification by Congress of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States of America, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement: "Yesterday, our democracy experienced a day of unprecedented insurrection, sedition and treason. All who have provided aid and comfort to this assault on our Capitol must be held accountable. Like our great nation, House Democrats are resilient. We will never allow violent attacks on our … Continue Reading


January 04, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “A TOP PRIOITY, AS DEMOCRATS, WILL CONTINUE TO BE TO CRUSH THE VIRUS”

WASHINGTON - 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' top priorities for the 117th Congress. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had our inaugural House Democratic Caucus meeting for the 117th Congress. We're excited and looking forward to getting to work with President-Elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, his partner in the White House, to Build Back Better For The People and to … Continue Reading


January 03, 2021

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES NOMINATES NANCY PELOSI FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) delivered a speech nominating Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for the 117th Congress. Full remarks as delivered are below. CHAIRMAN HAKEEM JEFFRIES: "Madam Clerk, I rise today at the direction of the House Democratic Caucus to place the name of the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Representative-elect from the great state of California, by way of Charm City, into nomination for … Continue Reading


January 03, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “NANCY PELOSI WILL BE THE NEXT SPEAKER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES”

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries appeared on Fox News Sunday to outline Nancy Pelosi's historic fourth nomination as Speaker of the House and the need for $2,000 direct payments to everyday Americans. BRET BAIER: […] As I mentioned at the top, Speaker Pelosi is running unopposed for that Speakership, but how many votes in the House do you think Nancy Pelosi will lose? CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Nancy Pelosi will be the next Speaker of … Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY RELIEF AND OMNIBUS PACKAGE

WASHINGTON, DC - Upon the passage of the coronavirus emergency relief and omnibus package in the House of Representatives, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement: "2020 has been a challenging year, but House Democrats remain optimistic. With passage of the coronavirus emergency relief and omnibus package, the American people should know that help is on the way. We are facing a once-in-a-century pandemic that requires a once-in-a-century congressional … Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE WILL NOT LEAVE THE CAPITOL UNTIL AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED”

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair-Elect Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a House Democratic Leadership press conference, where they provided updates on the latest COVID-19 relief negotiations. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We just concluded our Caucus meeting for the day, where we had a robust discussion about the two major issues currently being negotiated with the Senate and the administration, the first being the omnibus spending agreement in order to … Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES, QUAD-CAUCUS LEADERS JOIN GOVERNOR CUOMO TO HIGHLIGHT COVID-19 HEALTH DISPARITIES

NEW YORK - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus First Vice Chair Grace Meng (D-NY) and Congressional Native American Caucus Co-Chair Deb Haaland (D-NM) joined New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to highlight health disparities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, they outlined the need for funding at the federal … Continue Reading


December 08, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “REST ASSURED TO THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING: HELP IS ON THE WAY”

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair-Elect Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a House Democratic Leadership press conference, where they outlined the need for a COVID-19 relief package and a spending agreement before the year's end. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: It's an honor to be joined today by our incoming Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the 117th Congress, Vice Chair-Elect Pete Aguilar, who we affectionately refer to as the original "Mayor … Continue Reading


December 02, 2020

MATSUI, TASK FORCE ON AGING AND FAMILIES LEAD EFFORT TO APPOINT AGING SPECIALIST TO TRANSITION COVID-19 ADVISORY BOARD

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF), led a letter to Drs. David Kessler, Vivek Murthy, and Marcella Nunez-Smith, Co-Chairs of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, requesting that a geriatrician or expert in aging services be appointed to the board to specifically address the impact of COVID-19 on Older Americans. Recently, the transition began appointing a leading team of … Continue Reading


November 22, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MISSING IN ACTION. HE SEEMS TO HAVE QUIT ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries appeared on CNN's Inside Politics to outline the need to renew existing unemployment benefits and deliver a robust COVID-19 relief package for everyday Americans suffering from this pandemic. DANA BASH: […] Let's start with this question of relief on the way. A lot of people are waiting for it. The House Speaker said this week she's optimistic about a new stimulus bill. But as you well know, you need … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATS SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDE FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) announced that earlier today, 100% of Members of the House Democratic Caucus for the 117th Congress cast a ballot in the first-ever virtual leadership elections held this week. Amid ongoing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Members voted via secure app in locations from D.C. to California, Texas, Guam and more while participating in a video meeting of the House Democratic Caucus. "The … Continue Reading

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