Press Releases

May 22, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO HELP SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ACCESS CRITICAL BENEFITS AMID COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF) leadership announced the introduction of the COVID-19 Recovery for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act of 2020. As the pandemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on America's older Americans, their families and caregivers, this measure would make additional investments in our nation's most vulnerable populations' access to quality health care, food security and financial security. A similar … Continue Reading


May 20, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES LEADERSHIP RESPONDS TO USDA'S EXPANDED SNAP ONLINE PURCHASING PROGRAM

Today, The House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families leadership released the following statement responding to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service's announcement that it will expand the SNAP online purchasing program to 13 additional states: "Older Americans should never have to decide between their health and safety and putting food on the table. Especially considering the increased risk posed by COVID-19, seniors relying on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATS FIGHT FOR STRONGER SECURITY MEASURES IN NURSING HOMES AMID COVID-19

WASHINGTON - This week, as nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the country continue to be ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) leadership took steps to promote maximum safety for nursing home residents and caregivers by continuing pressure on the Trump administration and introducing life-saving legislation. Task Force on Aging and Families Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Doris Matsui (CA-6), and Conor Lamb … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES OUTLINES PROTECTIONS FOR SENIORS, LOVED ONES AND CAREGIVERS AMID COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL), Doris Matsui (CA) and Conor Lamb (PA) along with TFAF Vice Chairs Debbie Dingell (MI), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Ted Deutch (FL) joined Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries to discuss the crisis facing Older Americans and their families amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Jeffries and the TFAF leadership emphasized that House Democrats will continue to fight for protections … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES OUTLINES BLUEPRINT FOR PROTECTING OLDER AMERICANS AMID COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Today, following last week's House vote to provide additional support for small businesses, hospitals, health care workers and all Americans, House Democrats' Task Force on Aging and Families announced a set of principles guiding its efforts in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The blueprint builds on the Task Force's previously announced Older Americans Bill of Rights, a comprehensive framework to keep Older Americans and their families healthy, safe and financially … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES LEADERSHIP CALLS ON USDA TO EXPAND SNAP ONLINE PURCHASING PROGRAM

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Doris Matsui (CA-6), and Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Vice Chairs Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), along with Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), sent a letter to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for an immediate nationwide expansion of the Online Purchasing Pilot for the … Continue Reading


March 30, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON CORONAVIRUS-RELATED ATTACKS ON ASIAN AMERICANS: “WE WILL NOT STAND FOR RACISM. WE WILL NOT STAND FOR HATRED. WE WILL NOT STAND FOR XENOPHOBIA.”

NEW YORK - This week, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Katherine Chair Clark (D-MA) led a video press conference with Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (D-CA), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and CAPAC First Vice Chair Grace Meng (NY-08) to address recent violence and xenophobia targeted at the Asian American community as a result of the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 10, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “TRUMP WAS AT A FLORIDA GOLF RESORT HANGING OUT WITH THE BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC.”

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 provided updates on the coronavirus and steps House Democrats are taking to keep Americans safe and the economy on the right track. They were joined by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), the Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA), who worked as an emergency physician and on several public health … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON CORONAVIRUS: “OUR JOB IS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WITH THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW”

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 steps that Congress is taking to keep all Americans protected from the coronavirus. They were joined by Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA), a pediatrician and the only female doctor in Congress and Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), who previously served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … Continue Reading


February 28, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES INTRODUCES OLDER AMERICANS BILL OF RIGHTS

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, led by Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Conor Lamb (D-PA), and Vice Chairs Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ted Deutch (D-FL), announced the introduction of the Older Americans Bill of Rights. The resolution, which identifies and establishes fundamental rights that every older American and their families deserve, is centered … Continue Reading


February 26, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES ON GOP: “THEY DON’T HAVE A PLAN TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE ACA. THEY HAVE A PLAN TO REPEAL AND DISPLACE CHILDREN LIKE XIOMARA.”

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 exposed President Trump's attack on Medicaid benefits needed by vulnerable seniors, children with disabilities like Xiomara and American families. Xiomara, who joined Chairman Jeffries and Vice Chair Clark at today's press conference, was born with a number of serious medical conditions and is thriving today as a result … Continue Reading


February 26, 2020

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIRMAN HAKEEM JEFFRIES ANNOUNCES 2020 ISSUES CONFERENCE

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries announced that House Democrats will convene for their annual Issues Conference on April 1-3, 2020. The conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home to the founding of our nation and the laws that guide it. "One year ago, House Democrats set out on a bold mission to create a government of the people, by the people and For The People," said Caucus Chairman Jeffries. "Together, we have passed 275 bipartisan bills … Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “A SHREDDER WASN’T AVAILABLE AND SO SHE DID WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO”

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 called on President Trump to demand Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hold a vote on the 400 bills, 275 of which are bipartisan, passed by House Democrats, including the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had a very lively discussion within the Caucus about continuing House Democratic Caucus priorities … Continue Reading


January 14, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE’RE GOING TO KEEP THE FOCUS ON THE STUNNING CORRUPT ABUSE OF POWER ENGAGED IN BY DONALD TRUMP”

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 the next steps on impeachment as well as the more than 400 bills House Democrats passed in 2019 that continue to sit on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's desk. They were joined by DPCC Chair Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Co-Chairs Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) to highlight House … Continue Reading


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

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