Press Releases

June 17, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the Supreme Court's ruling rejecting yet another Republican challenge to the Affordable Care Act, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "Today is a great day for all Americans, including the over 100 million with preexisting conditions. After more than 10 years of Republican attempts to strip so many Americans of their health care, the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act affirms that this … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE’RE PREPARED TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO GET THE AMERICAN JOBS PLAN 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 the continued, lifesaving impacts of the American Rescue Plan, as well as House Democrats' commitment to working with President Biden to pass the American Jobs and Families Plans. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had our first House Democratic Caucus in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic. We are certainly thankful that … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE MUST ACT DECISIVELY TO STAMP OUT ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE WHENEVER AND WHEREVER IT IS FOUND."

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 actions that House Democrats are taking to address the alarming spike in violence against the AAPI community. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Today, the House Democratic Caucus met virtually for the 90th time since the beginning of the pandemic. I'm thankful for the Members for making the adjustments that were necessary to continue … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

HOUSE DEMOCRATS OUTLINE CRITICAL CARE ECONOMY INFRASTRUCTURE IN PRESIDENT BIDEN’S AMERICAN JOBS PLAN

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) held a roundtable to discuss the need for critical investments in infrastructure for aging and disabled communities. Task Force Co-Chair Schakowsky, Co-Chair Matsui, Co-Chair Lamb, Vice Chair Dingell, Vice Chair Pressley and Vice Chair Deutch were joined by Ai-Jen Poo, the Co-Founder and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Rita Choula, Director of Caregiving at AARP and Ruth Katz, … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE. HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE FIGHTING AMONGST EACH OTHER.”

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 how House Democrats have delivered critical relief for everyday Americans while continuing to work toward supercharging our economy through the American Jobs and Families Plans. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very productive and extensive discussion this morning as House Democrats, thankful to be back together after spending … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “REPUBLICANS TRIED TO CONVINCE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT WE ARE COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER. JOE BIDEN MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER.”

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on MSNBC'S special coverage of President Biden's joint address to Congress. As part of the discussion, Chairman Jeffries illustrated why Republican attacks on the President continue to fail, noting the overwhelming and bipartisan support from everyday Americans for his agenda. RACHEL MADDOW: We've seen the response from Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina, his response to … Continue Reading


April 20, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE OTHER SIDE CONTINUES TO PLAY GAMES. WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PLOW FORWARD.”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) held a leadership press conference to highlight the lifesaving impacts of the American Rescue Plan being felt by families across the country and how House Democrats are continuing to deliver for the American people. He was joined by DPCC Co-Chairs Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI). CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: President Joe Biden has made clear that America is dealing with … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

AS PRESIDENT BIDEN CHARTS COURSE TO WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN, HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS RE-LAUNCHES NATIONAL SECURITY TASK FORCE

WASHINGTON - Following President Biden's historic announcement to fully withdraw United States troops from Afghanistan, the House Democratic Caucus re-launched its National Security Task Force to work with the Biden-Harris administration on our most critical national security decisions. The House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force is led by Co-Chairs Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Andy Kim (D-NJ) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), and Chair Emeritus Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). "After four years … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON THE FIRST 100 DAYS: “THINGS ARE GETTING DONE THAT ARE TRANSFORMATIONAL 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 outlined how House Democrats have delivered for the American people during the first 100 days of the 117th Congress by passing critical, lifesaving legislation, including the historic American Rescue Plan. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: The last few weeks for the district work period, we had an extensive amount of engagement with the American … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

TASK FORCE ON AGING AND FAMILIES OUTLINES HOW $400 BILLION INVESTMENT IN CAREGIVING WILL REDEFINE LONG-TERM CARE IN AMERICA

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) highlighted the crucial investments that President Biden's American Jobs Plan will make in our nation's caregiving infrastructure. On the call, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), TFAF Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Conor Lamb (D-PA), and Vice Chairs Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) characterized a broken long-term care system in … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

TASK FORCE ON AGING AND FAMILIES APPLAUDS PRESIDENT BIDEN’S CALL FOR HISTORIC INVESTMENT IN HOME CARE

WASHINGTON - Following President Biden's announcement calling on Congress to put $400 billion toward expanding access to quality, affordable home- or community-based care for aging relatives and people with disabilities, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF) leadership released the following statement: "Quality, affordable health care should be accessible to every single American whether they're able to travel to receive treatment or require care in their own … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

NEW YORK - On the eleventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "Eleven years ago, the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land. Since then, millions of Americans gained coverage for the first time in their lives, health care costs went down for many and countless lives have been saved. Republicans have attempted to strip away the protections enshrined in the Affordable Care Act … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE SUPPORT FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN IS WIDE AND DEEP”

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 broad support and success of the American Rescue Plan, which is already delivering critical relief to communities across the country. In the wake of the apparent deadly attacks on the Asian American community in Georgia, they were also joined by Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (D-CA) to make … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF BOLD DEMOCRACY REFORM, H.R.1 – THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the passage of H.R.1 - the For the People Act of 2021, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "Today, House Democrats passed a once-in-a-generation democracy reform to clean up corruption in Washington and return our government to everyday Americans. Since our election to the majority in 2018, we promised that we were going to fight For The People and bring our democracy back to life. That meant putting the public interest … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS KICK OFF 2021 ISSUES CONFERENCE TO TACKLE ONCE-IN-A-CENTURY PANDEMIC, DELIVER ON KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar kicked off the first-ever all virtual 2021 Issues Conference. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Whip James Clyburn and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark joined them to address how House Democrats will collectively confront this public health and economic crisis. The leadership team outlined how, through the forum of the Issues Conference, the House Democratic Caucus will work … Continue Reading


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

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