Press Releases

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


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

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