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Rep. Jeffries Elected to House Democratic Leadership; Will Serve as Co-Chair of Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

WASHINGTON, DC — On the heels of a disappointing election on November 8, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been elected by his colleagues to serve on the Democratic leadership team for the 115th Congress. Rep. Jeffries, who received an overwhelming 126 votes of support from his peers, will help lead the messaging apparatus for House Democrats as co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC). In that role, he will focus on sharpening the legislative and communications strategy in the face of Donald Trump’s Electoral College victory. Reps. David Cicilline (RI-1) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) were also elected to co-chair the DPCC.

Rep. Jeffries said: “For too many hardworking families, the American dream is increasingly out of reach. Wage stagnation, underemployment, the exploding cost of a college education and the erosion of pensions have left many without hope. House Democrats have the best game plan to address the economic pain felt by hardworking Americans. It’s now time for us to execute it.”

In the 114th Congress, Rep. Jeffries sat on the Judiciary Committee and the Education & Workforce Committee, and served as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus.


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