Press Releases

June 26, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON THE LAST WORD: “NO SINGLE INDIVIDUAL IS ABOVE THE LAW, NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it last night, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell for a conversation about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming testimonies to Congress. LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: Chairman Schiff told Rachel Maddow in the last hour that this is not to be considered a friendly subpoena, that this subpoena then is something that Robert Mueller did not want to have to comply with, … Continue Reading


June 25, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON THE BORDER CRISIS: “THERE IS NO SOAP. THERE ARE NO DIAPERS. THERE IS NO HUMAN DECENCY.”

WASHINGTON - 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 were joined by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) to outline House Democrats' robust border supplemental, which provides critical humanitarian assistance for children living in unsafe conditions and strengthens our southern border. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: There is a humanitarian crisis at the border. There are children … Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “140 HOUSE DEMOCRATS HELD HEALTH CARE EVENTS IN EVERY REGION OF THE COUNTRY”

WASHINGTON - 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 highlighted House Democrats' health care weekend of action. From June 14 - 17, 140 Democratic Members of Congress held local events across the nation to demand the GOP-led Senate act on the 10 health care bills passed by the House and to bring attention to House Democrats' continued fight for quality, affordable … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE WILL NOT BE SWAYED BY THE FACT THAT THE GRIM REAPER CONTINUES TO OBSTRUCT PROGRESS”

WASHINGTON - 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. During the event, Chairman Jeffries announced the relaunch of the Task Force on Aging and Families, which will tackle the infrastructure and human capital our nation needs to support our seniors and will be co-chaired by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Conor Lamb (D-PA). CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: […] … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS RELAUNCHES TASK FORCE ON AGING AND FAMILIES

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Democratic Caucus relaunched and renamed its task force focused on the needs of our nation's older Americans, their families and future generations looking ahead to retirement. The House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (formerly known as the Seniors Task Force), reflects an inclusive focus on the needs of caregivers and will also focus on how aging impacts an entire household. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui … Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “IT’S TIME FOR RIP VAN WINKLE AND THE SENATE REPUBLICANS TO WAKE UP AND DO THEIR JOB.”

WASHINGTON - 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. They were joined by Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) for a discussion on House Democrats' work to drive down the high cost of life-saving prescription drugs. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Today we will continue our effort to move on an active agenda consistent with what House Democrats have promised the American people. We will pass the … Continue Reading


May 29, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “MITCH MCCONNELL IS A SHAMELESS INDIVIDUAL AND IS NEGLIGENT IN DOING THE BUSINESS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it today, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), appeared on CNN'S New Day for a conversation about holding President Trump accountable, Sen. Mitch McConnell's hypocritical attempt to fill Supreme Court seats during an election year and Chairman Jeffries' historic legislation to decriminalize marijuana. […] JOHN BERMAN: Congressman [Amash] says a lot of Republicans think he's right about the Mueller report, but won't say … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE MAKING SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.”

WASHINGTON - On the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in the U.S. House, 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' legislative agenda. They were also joined by Rep. Jason Crow and Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who bring first-hand military and intelligence experience in the Middle East and worked on some of our country's most critical … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “SPECIAL INTERESTS HAVE DOMINATED THE HEALTH CARE DEBATE IN DC. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER.”

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' blueprint to lower the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, crack down on junk plans and put an end to the sabotage of the health care of hard-working Americans. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: […] This is a big week for the American people because House Democrats are going to follow up on keeping … Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE REPUBLICAN ASSAULT ON HEALTH CARE IS UNACCEPTABLE, UN-AMERICAN AND UNCONSCIONABLE”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference where they outlined the Democratic agenda to stop junk health care plans that swindle hard-working American families and people with pre-existing conditions. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: […] As we indicated leading up to the midterm election last year, were we to seize the majority, we'd be focused primarily on … Continue Reading


April 30, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “NO AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE OR GETTING ACCESS TO LIFESAVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS”

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 the Democratic agenda to drive down the cost of sky-high prescription drugs and hatch a national infrastructure plan that would create 16 million good-paying jobs. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: […] This week we're going to continue to advance the issues that we know are important to the American people with a focus on … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

HOUSE DEMOCRATS MARK 100 DAYS AT HISTORIC, PRODUCTIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) hosted a press conference to adjourn their successful 2019 Issues Conference: 100 Days In: Fighting For The People. Remarks were given by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DPCC Chairman David Cicilline, Rep. Dean Phillips, Rep. Lauren Underwood and Rep. Sylvia Garcia. Following are highlights. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We have just concluded the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference - 100 Days In: Fighting For … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS WERE GIVEN THE MAJORITY TO DEFEND HEALTH CARE AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE DOING”

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Once again, the Republicans have shown their true colors. They simply cannot help themselves. Americans all across the country woke up to news that the Trump Justice Department is once again launching an assault on health care in the United States of America. The Republicans want to take away health care from tens of millions of Americans again. The Republicans want to impose what would be effectively an age tax on Americans between 50 and 64 forcing a dramatic increase in … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL “MAKE SURE THE MUELLER REPORT IS PRESENTED TO CONGRESS”

In case you missed it today, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC Live with Katy Tur for a conversation about the sentencing of Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, the Mueller report and focusing on the Democrats' For the People agenda. KATY TUR: I want to start with you on something else the president was asked about a moment ago and that is Paul Manafort. He was asked if he would pardon Paul Manafort. He says he hasn't thought about … Continue Reading


March 12, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: TRUMP’S BUDGET IS DESIGNED TO “SUBSIDIZE THE LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND SHAMELESS”

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. Following are highlights from their remarks. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "This week is really a week in contrast, where we're going to be able to lay out for the American people what we're about and what House Republicans are all about. "We want to bring the country together. The other side continues to try to tear us apart. We want to … Continue Reading


March 06, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE ARE PROCEEDING WITH H.R. 1 TO BRING DEMOCRACY BACK TO LIFE FOR THE PEOPLE”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) was joined by Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) at House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference. Following are highlights from their remarks. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: "This week, House Democrats will continue to focus on executing our For The People agenda. Over the last two years, we made promises to the American people about what we were going to focus on and we were very clear that each and every day we … Continue Reading


February 22, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: “THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VOTED FOR MEANINGFUL CHECKS AND BALANCES ON AN OUT-OF-CONTROL EXECUTIVE BRANCH”

In case you missed it last night, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell for a conversation about the Mueller investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. […] LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: Congressman Jeffries, will your committee subpoena the Mueller report if it is not delivered by the attorney general? REP. JEFFRIES: It's my expectation that, you know, the House of … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “The President briefly talked the talk. Now it’s time to walk the walk together.”

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) was joined by Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) at House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where he responded to last night's State of the Union Address. Following is a transcript of his remarks: "Good morning, everyone. Thank you for your presence. I am joined, of course, by our distinguished Vice Chair, Katherine Clark. "The best thing that can be said about the President's speech is that it's over. Donald Trump … Continue Reading


January 25, 2019

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIR JEFFRIES RESPONDS TO PLAN TO RE-OPEN GOVERNMENT

In response to the proposal to re-open the federal government, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) issued the following statement: "Since the moment President Trump's shutdown began, House Democrats have been unwavering in our call to re-open the government. Hundreds of thousands of government workers and their families are about to miss yet another paycheck. No working American should struggle to put food on the table, including and especially those who have answered the … Continue Reading


January 10, 2019

AP: Hakeem Jeffries selected as caucus chair by Democrats

House Democrats on Wednesday selected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, a rising party star, to be their caucus chair when they retake the majority in the new year. Mr. Jeffries, a 48-year-old serving his third term, bested Rep. Barbara Lee of California, a 20-year veteran of the chamber, in a 123-to-113 vote. Both are members of the Congressional Black Caucus, reflecting the diversity among Democrats who will seize the House gavels for the first time in eight years. Mr. Jeffries said the … Continue Reading

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