Press Releases

December 18, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON MORNING JOE: “EVERYTHING IS AT STAKE IN TERMS OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC THAT WE HAVE, THAT WE HOLD AND THAT WE CHERISH”

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) joined MSNBC's Morning Joe where he exposed the president's abuse of power and affirmed the constitutional responsibility of all Members of Congress to hold him accountable as the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on articles of impeachment today. [CLIP: THURSDAY'S JUDICIARY HEARING ON IMPEACHMENT] CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Let's actually go through the facts. We're here today … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS NATIONAL SECURITY TASK FORCE PRAISES SENATE ADOPTION OF NDAA CONFERENCE REPORT, CALLS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SWIFTLY SIGN INTO LAW

WASHINGTON - Following Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Andy Kim (D-NJ) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) along with Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement praising the advancement of the measure and urging President Trump to sign it into law. All four Members serve on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). "This … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THIS WEEK ALONE SHOWS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY”

WASHINGTON - This week, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they recapped a successful year that included the passage of nearly 400 bills and a continued commitment to hold the president accountable. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: The House Democratic majority this year has passed approximately 400 bills and sent them to the Senate. Approximately 275 of those bills are bipartisan in nature. 100 … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES PRAISES HOUSE PASSAGE OF LOWER DRUG COSTS NOW ACT

WASHINGTON - Following yesterday's passage of H.R. 3, The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Conor Lamb (D-PA) along with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) applauded the resounding passage of bipartisan legislation to address the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, a cruel financial burden on … Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE IN AMERICA PAY MORE FOR THE SAME DRUG THAN OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS IN THE WORLD…WE’RE DETERMINED TO CHANGE THAT”

WASHINGTON - This week, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they outlined House Democrats' Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will reduce the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs and save American taxpayers nearly $500 billion over the next 10 years. This monumental legislation will be voted on this week. They were joined by Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL), former Secretary of Health and … Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE DEDICATE THIS COUNTDOWN CLOCK TO DO-NOTHING DONALD AND MISSING-IN-ACTION MITCH MCCONNELL BECAUSE OF THEIR FAILURE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC.”

WASHINGTON - This week, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held the House Democratic leadership's weekly press conference, where they continued to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Bipartisan Background Checks Act up for a vote in the wake of recent mass shootings. They were joined by Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), a strong advocate for gun safety legislation, whose father died in a senseless act … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE DIDN’T COME TO CONGRESS TO IMPEACH THIS PRESIDENT OR ANY PRESIDENT, BUT DUTY REQUIRES WE PURSUE THIS INQUIRY BECAUSE NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.”

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 addressed the president's relentless attacks on Dreamers and sabotage of our nation's health care. They were joined by freshman Democratic leaders Rep. Joe Neguse and Rep. Veronica Escobar, who was elected to this position by her colleagues today CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Today is a very serious day. It's … Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “AMBASSADOR TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY WILL CONFIRM THAT THE PRESIDENT BETRAYED HIS OATH OF OFFICE”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) joined CNN's The Situation Room, where he outlined President Trump's abuse of power and what to expect next as part of the impeachment inquiry. WOLF BLITZER: As you know, the House has released the transcripts now from the deposition of the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor. Lawmakers will have the chance to question Bill Taylor once again next week during the first round of … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “DO US A FAVOR, THOUGH.” FIVE WORDS THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

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, which will save American taxpayers roughly $345 billion dollars and drive down the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs. Additionally, they emphasized holding the president accountable and ensuring that no one is above … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS NATIONAL SECURITY TASK FORCE REACTS TO DEATH OF ISIS LEADER

WASHINGTON - Following the announcement of the death of ISIS leader Abu Al-Baghdadi, House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Andy Kim (D-NJ) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), Founder and Chair Emeritus Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) applauded our military and intelligence agencies and continued the call for a strong partnership with our allies in the region. "This is a very meaningful … Continue Reading


October 27, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE MILITARY SHOULD BE COMMENDED. THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE COMMENDED. THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE DELTA FORCE WHO CARRIED OUT THIS OPERATION SHOULD BE COMMENDED.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) joined NBC's Meet the Press, where he discussed the death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi and House Democrats' ongoing, methodical progress in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's abuse of power. CHUCK TODD: […] Obviously, there were a few other topics I want to talk to you about, but the news of the morning, the killing of al-Baghdadi. Your initial reaction to it, and I'm … Continue Reading


October 22, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WHAT WE’VE SEEN OUT OF 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE IS A PETULANT CHILD”

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, which stops drug companies from ripping off everyday Americans while charging other countries less for the same drug. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very active discussion earlier today about one of the top priorities in the … Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON TRUMP ADMIN: “CHAOS, CRISIS, CONFUSION, CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) joined MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes before a live studio audience, where he exposed the president's abuse of power and blatant disregard for the United States Constitution. CHRIS HAYES: […] Someone said something the other day, said it's like when you shake the tree, all these crimes fall out. Like, why would you stop shaking the tree and keep the inquiry limited to the scope … Continue Reading


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

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