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INCOMING HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP STATEMENT ON ANTISEMITISM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Incoming Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), incoming Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA) and incoming Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) issued the following joint statement: “The promotion of antisemitism and hatred against the Jewish community by anyone is unacceptable and unconscionable. House Democrats have and will always reject intolerance in any form. […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HIS ELECTION AS DEMOCRATIC LEADER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following his election to House Democratic Leader for the 118th Congress, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: “For the past five terms, it has been my great honor to serve in the Congress working alongside colleagues from all across this country. Today, with immense pride, I stood in front of […]

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CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON MAJORITY LEADER STENY HOYER

“Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has helped guide House Democrats through some of the most defining challenges of the 21st century. He is a tremendous statesman, accomplished legislator, principled dealmaker and, equally important, a Member’s Member.  Through his service as Majority Leader and Minority Whip in this body, Steny has improved millions of lives. He has been a fierce […]

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Chairman Jeffries Statement on Speaker Pelosi

Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi is the most accomplished Speaker in American history and our country is unquestionably better off for her extraordinary leadership. Speaker Pelosi often reminds House Democrats of Thomas Paine’s words that “the times have found us.” From the horrific attacks on 9/11 during her service on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, […]

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Federal Student Debt Relief

On Aug. 24, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a Student Debt Relief Plan that includes one-time student loan debt relief targeted to low- and middle-income families. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will provide up to $20,000 in debt relief to Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in debt relief to non-Pell Grant recipients. Borrowers […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WE ARE GOING TO PROTECT AND RESPECT A WOMAN’S FREEDOM TO MAKE HER OWN HEALTHCARE DECISIONS.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the passage of H.R. 3755: the Women’s Health Protection Act. The bill would enshrine the federal statutory right for healthcare providers to provide abortion care, and the federal statutory right for patients to receive it, free from unconstitutional […]

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HOUSE PASSES REPS. JEFFRIES, ISSA, BASS & MACE BILL TO EXPAND HUMAN TRAFFICKINGPREVENTION MEASURES

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives passed the Human Trafficking Prevention Act unanimously. Introduced by Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Karen Bass (D-CA) and Nancy Mace (R-SC), the bipartisan legislation will require the posting of the contactinformation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the restrooms of all U.S. ports of entry, airplanes, airports, trains, train stations, busses and bus stations so that […]

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REP. JEFFRIES CELEBRATES 87 YEARS OF SOCIAL SECURITY

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) hosted a birthday picnic for Social Security at Canarsie Park to celebrate the 87th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935. At the picnic, Rep. Jeffries was joined by hundreds of seniors from Bedford Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Spring Creek, Brownsville and […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT WILL DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE LIVES OF EVERYDAY AMERICANS AND PUT PEOPLE OVER POLITICS

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the Budget Committee, spoke on the Floor of the House before voting to send the Inflation Reduction Act to President Biden’s Desk. The legislation will lower costs, create millions of good-paying jobs, deliver the most significant action on […]

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CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: “Today, House Democrats delivered decisive action that will lower costs and make life better for everyday Americans. The Inflation Reduction Act will lower the skyrocketing price of live-saving prescription […]