Press Releases

August 03, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S NEW EVICTION MORATORIUM

NEW YORK - Following President Biden's announcement of a new CDC eviction moratorium, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "President Joe Biden recognizes that we are in the midst of an extraordinary once-in-century pandemic, which has required once-in-a-century solutions. Through his partnership with the House Democratic Caucus, we have repeatedly delivered transformative assistance to tens of millions of American families to help make … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE JANUARY 6 SELECT COMMITTEE WILL UNDERTAKE A SERIOUS, SOLEMN, SOBER AND SUBSTANTIVE INVESTIGATION”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) held a leadership press conference where he underscored the importance of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol and highlighted House Democrats' commitment to Build Back Better for everyday Americans. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: I am flying solo today because our Vice Chair Pete Aguilar of course is a Member of the January 6 Select Committee on the Insurrection and will be … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HOUSE DEMOCRATS’ 200TH DAY OF THE 117TH CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, DC - On the 200th day of the 117th Congress, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "House Democrats have been laser-focused on several issues of great importance to the American people: crushing the virus, providing direct relief and assistance to everyday Americans who are struggling, bringing accountability and transparency to police forces and tackling the voter suppression epidemic. In partnership with President Biden, … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE TWO MISSIONS: TO LIFT UP THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THOSE WHO ASPIRE TO BE PART OF IT AND TO DEFEND OUR DEMOCRACY”

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 life-changing impact of the expanded Child Tax Credit for millions of American families as well as House Democrats' commitment to fighting back against voter suppression in Texas and across the country. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: House Democrats really have two missions in terms of our agenda on behalf of everyday Americans. … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

WEEK IN REVIEW: CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES OUTLINES TRANSFORMATIONAL CHILD TAX CREDIT FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS AS PAYMENTS HIT MILLIONS OF FAMILY BANK ACCOUNTS

NEW YORK - As the first expanded and improved Biden Child Tax Credit payments make their way to the pockets of millions of American families, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spent the week highlighting this transformational assistance as we emerge from a once-in-a-century pandemic and Build Back Better For The People. More from: FOX 5 NY, CBS New York, PIX 11 CNN New Day, July 13 BERMAN: You talk about the Child Tax Credit… This, at least as of … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE’VE GOT TO CREATE A BETTER SITUATION FOR MIDDLE-CLASS, LOW-INCOME AND WORKING FAMILIES. THAT’S WHAT THE CHILD TAX CREDIT PAYMENTS ARE GOING TO DO.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on CNN New Day with John Berman, highlighting the transformational work House Democrats have delivered on thus far, including the historic Child Tax Credit payments, which will be disbursed monthly beginning July 15. BERMAN: It's not just James Carville, it's Eric Adams, who is now the Democratic nominee for mayor here in New York City, who says Democrats can't be so idealistic … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION RESTRICTING VOTING RIGHTS

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the Supreme Court's ruling in Brnovich v. DNC, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: "Today's Supreme Court decision reinforces what we already know: voting rights are under assault in America and we must act with the fierce urgency of now to end the era of voter suppression once and for all. As Republicans throughout the country work night and day to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election, the time … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES ILLUMINATES “SANDWICH GENERATION” CAREGIVING CRISIS

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) and the Democratic Women's Caucus held a roundtable to highlight the "Sandwich Generation" caregiving crisis, including the lack of physical and financial support for those caring for children and aging parents at the same time. Task Force Vice Chair Pressley, Co-Chair Schakowsky and Co-Chair Matsui were joined by Kim Parker, Director of Social Trends Research at Pew Research Center, Karen Lindsey … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE’VE BEEN FOCUSED ON STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY AND CREATING PROSPERITY AND OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY SINGLE ZIP CODE”

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 transformational impact that President Biden's infrastructure package will have on everyday Americans as well as House Democrats' commitment to defending our democracy in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Since the very beginning of the new Congress, House Democrats have been focused … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF PROTECTING OLDER WORKERS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Following House passage of H.R. 2062 - The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF) leadership released the following statement: "The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the immense pressures older workers face inside and out of the workplace, including those in the 'Sandwich Generation' supporting children and parents at the same time. With longer life expectancy and the rising cost of living … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “THE CHILD TAX CREDIT IS TRANSFORMATIVE AND NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR IT”

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 transformative effects of the American Rescue Plan, including the expanded child tax credit, which will put more money in the pockets of 90% of American families with children and cut child poverty in half. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We've had a very productive discussion today about how the Democratic Caucus' priority is … Continue Reading


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

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