Press Releases

January 10, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “EVERY SECOND, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY HOUR THAT DONALD TRUMP REMAINS IN OFFICE PRESENTS A DANGER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd to outline the clear and present danger President Trump poses to the American people and the need for his immediate removal following last week's insurrection at the Capitol. TODD: […] So, let me just start with this. What would have to happen this week that would somehow stop the House of Representatives from impeaching the … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE CONGRESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OF JOE BIDEN AS THE 46TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WASHINGTON, DC - Upon the certification by Congress of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States of America, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement: "Yesterday, our democracy experienced a day of unprecedented insurrection, sedition and treason. All who have provided aid and comfort to this assault on our Capitol must be held accountable. Like our great nation, House Democrats are resilient. We will never allow violent attacks on our … Continue Reading


January 04, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “A TOP PRIOITY, AS DEMOCRATS, WILL CONTINUE TO BE TO CRUSH THE VIRUS”

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a leadership press conference, where they outlined House Democrats' top priorities for the 117th Congress. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We had our inaugural House Democratic Caucus meeting for the 117th Congress. We're excited and looking forward to getting to work with President-Elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, his partner in the White House, to Build Back Better For The People and to … Continue Reading


January 03, 2021

CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES NOMINATES NANCY PELOSI FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) delivered a speech nominating Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for the 117th Congress. Full remarks as delivered are below. CHAIRMAN HAKEEM JEFFRIES: "Madam Clerk, I rise today at the direction of the House Democratic Caucus to place the name of the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Representative-elect from the great state of California, by way of Charm City, into nomination for … Continue Reading


January 03, 2021

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “NANCY PELOSI WILL BE THE NEXT SPEAKER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES”

WASHINGTON, DC - In case you missed it, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries appeared on Fox News Sunday to outline Nancy Pelosi's historic fourth nomination as Speaker of the House and the need for $2,000 direct payments to everyday Americans. BRET BAIER: […] As I mentioned at the top, Speaker Pelosi is running unopposed for that Speakership, but how many votes in the House do you think Nancy Pelosi will lose? CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Nancy Pelosi will be the next Speaker of … Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY RELIEF AND OMNIBUS PACKAGE

WASHINGTON, DC - Upon the passage of the coronavirus emergency relief and omnibus package in the House of Representatives, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement: "2020 has been a challenging year, but House Democrats remain optimistic. With passage of the coronavirus emergency relief and omnibus package, the American people should know that help is on the way. We are facing a once-in-a-century pandemic that requires a once-in-a-century congressional … Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “WE WILL NOT LEAVE THE CAPITOL UNTIL AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED”

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair-Elect Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a House Democratic Leadership press conference, where they provided updates on the latest COVID-19 relief negotiations. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: We just concluded our Caucus meeting for the day, where we had a robust discussion about the two major issues currently being negotiated with the Senate and the administration, the first being the omnibus spending agreement in order to … Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES, QUAD-CAUCUS LEADERS JOIN GOVERNOR CUOMO TO HIGHLIGHT COVID-19 HEALTH DISPARITIES

NEW YORK - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus First Vice Chair Grace Meng (D-NY) and Congressional Native American Caucus Co-Chair Deb Haaland (D-NM) joined New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to highlight health disparities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, they outlined the need for funding at the federal … Continue Reading


December 08, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “REST ASSURED TO THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING: HELP IS ON THE WAY”

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair-Elect Pete Aguilar (D-CA) held a House Democratic Leadership press conference, where they outlined the need for a COVID-19 relief package and a spending agreement before the year's end. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: It's an honor to be joined today by our incoming Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the 117th Congress, Vice Chair-Elect Pete Aguilar, who we affectionately refer to as the original "Mayor … Continue Reading


December 02, 2020

MATSUI, TASK FORCE ON AGING AND FAMILIES LEAD EFFORT TO APPOINT AGING SPECIALIST TO TRANSITION COVID-19 ADVISORY BOARD

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF), led a letter to Drs. David Kessler, Vivek Murthy, and Marcella Nunez-Smith, Co-Chairs of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, requesting that a geriatrician or expert in aging services be appointed to the board to specifically address the impact of COVID-19 on Older Americans. Recently, the transition began appointing a leading team of … Continue Reading


November 22, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MISSING IN ACTION. HE SEEMS TO HAVE QUIT ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries appeared on CNN's Inside Politics to outline the need to renew existing unemployment benefits and deliver a robust COVID-19 relief package for everyday Americans suffering from this pandemic. DANA BASH: […] Let's start with this question of relief on the way. A lot of people are waiting for it. The House Speaker said this week she's optimistic about a new stimulus bill. But as you well know, you need … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATS SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDE FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) announced that earlier today, 100% of Members of the House Democratic Caucus for the 117th Congress cast a ballot in the first-ever virtual leadership elections held this week. Amid ongoing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Members voted via secure app in locations from D.C. to California, Texas, Guam and more while participating in a video meeting of the House Democratic Caucus. "The … Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS ABOUT TO COME TO AN END”

WASHINGTON - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held a House Democratic Leadership press conference, where they welcomed newly-elected Members to our vibrant Democratic majority and outlined our commitment to working with President-elect Biden. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: […] We had our first Caucus meeting this morning. We did it virtually, subsequent to the November elections. Everyone was in good spirits. We welcomed our new … Continue Reading


November 07, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE ELECTION OF JOE BIDEN AS THE 46TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

NEW YORK - Upon Joe Biden and Kamala Harris receiving the Electoral College votes required to secure the presidency, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "The people have spoken and Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. The sacred process of counting each and every vote continues. As it proceeds, it is clear that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will have a mandate to unify our country and govern For The People. From day one, the … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATION VOTE

NEW YORK - Following the Senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "The Republican-controlled Senate rushed to rubber stamp President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court while they have refused to lift a finger to address the worsening public health crisis and ongoing economic recession. In the 164 days since House Democrats sent the Senate the Heroes Act to crush the coronavirus … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020

STATEMENT ON THE LAST DAY TO COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS

NEW YORK - On the premature last day of Census enumeration owing to the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Trump administration to halt counting early, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "The Supreme Court's decision to cut short the Census count at President Trump's request all but guarantees that there will not be a complete and accurate 2020 Census. The Census Bureau's own experts have said as much. From the start of the 2020 Census, well … Continue Reading


October 03, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “IT’S SHOCKING THAT OUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES CONTINUE TO ACT LIKE IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL AND NOTHING IS WRONG”

NEW YORK - In case you missed it, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries appeared on MSNBC'S All In with Chris Hayes to outline House Democrats' updated COVID-19 relief effort to aid Americans suffering from the public health and economic crises. CHRIS HAYES: Congressman, first, I just want to gauge your reaction and the reaction of your colleagues to this news and how it's being processed on Capitol Hill and among Democratic leadership. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: Well, our thoughts and … Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE UPDATED HEROES ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Upon the passage of House Democrats' updated Heroes Act, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: "House Democrats acted for the people on May 15, when we passed the bipartisan Heroes Act to address the coronavirus pandemic in a comprehensive fashion. For months, President Trump and Senate Republicans did nothing. Over 120,000 Americans have succumbed to the virus during that period of time. Millions more were infected and lost … Continue Reading


September 30, 2020

CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: “DONALD TRUMP CONTINUES TO TAKE A BLOW TORCH TO OUR DEMOCRACY”

WASHINGTON - This week, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) held a House Democratic Leadership press conference, where they outlined the new Democratic relief effort to aid Americans suffering from the pandemic. CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: [...] We just concluded a 90-minute Caucus call where we discussed our continuing efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic and to meet the moment that we are in right now, despite the fact that the … Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES APPLAUDS VICTORY FOR SENIORS IN CONTINUING RESOLUTION

WASHINGTON - Following the passage of H.R. 8337, which includes provisions to prevent an up-to-$50 per month hike in Medicare Part B premiums, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families (TFAF) leadership released the following statement: "Throughout this Congress, House Democrats have never lost sight of our commitment to fight skyrocketing health care costs for the people, especially those most vulnerable to cost increases, like older Americans on a fixed income," said … Continue Reading

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