Press Releases

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


July 16, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “DEMOCRATS WANT TO MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD. DONALD TRUMP WANTS TO TURN BACK THE CLOCK.”

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. Katie Hill (D-CA) and Rep. David Trone (D-MD) and outlined House Democrats' Raise the Wage Act, which will put money back into the pockets of nearly 34 million hardworking Americans. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: […] One thing has been clear during two and a half years of Donald Trump's … Continue Reading


July 10, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON ACOSTA: “WE’RE NOT SURPRISED GOP REFUSES TO DENOUNCE HIM. THEY GLEEFULLY BACKED AN ACCUSED PEDOPHILE FOR SENATE.”

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 outlined House Democrats' NDAA and the urgent need to solve the humanitarian crisis on our border. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: […] We had a robust discussion in the Caucus this morning largely centered around the importance of moving forward with the National Defense Authorization Act and a presentation from … Continue Reading


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

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