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, House Democrats listened to those who stood up, who spoke up, who showed up across America in the streets and at the polls and turned their calls into action. We passed the American Rescue Plan, which provided $1400 direct payment survival checks, extended unemployment insurance benefits, supported struggling homeowners and renters and ensured millions of shots in arms. We helped families with children put food on the table and pay for clothing, diapers and health care with monthly Child Tax Credit payments. We acted with the fierce urgency of now and passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to change the mindset of policing and passed the For the People Act as Republicans continue their assault on voting rights across the country.
In just 200 days, we’ve accomplished so much, and we won’t be taking our foot off the gas pedal anytime soon. President Biden and Democrats have been very clear from the start: when we emerge from this pandemic, we're not going to go back to normal because far too many Americans were struggling even before this crisis. We promised to create prosperity and opportunity in every single zip code and Build Back Better For The People, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”