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Jeffries Takes To The Floor To Explain House Republican-Shutdown Mythology

WASHINGTON – On October 7, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the impact of the government shutdown and health care reform.  They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), John Lewis (GA-5), Bobby Scott (VA-3), Barbara Lee (CA-13), G.K. Butterfield (NC-1), Donna Edwards (MD-4), Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10).

Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact of the government shutdown and disputed the House GOP characterization that the Affordable Care Act is a “train wreck.”  Rep. Jeffries also exposed a factually inaccurate claim that Democrats don’t want to negotiate and made clear that there are enough votes to reopen the government, notwithstanding a recent assertion to the contrary by Speaker John Boehner.

The video can be viewed by clicking here or on the image below: Congressional Black Caucus Special Order on the Government Shutdown and the Importance of the Affordable Care Act.

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