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LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT MARKING FIVE YEARS SINCE THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement:  Five years ago today, 11 Jewish people were targeted and murdered by a white supremacist in a brutal attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the deadliest act of antisemitic violence in American history.  Antisemitic incidents are on the […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES: “WE MUST STAND UP FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL SECURITY. WE MUST STAND UP FOR DEMOCRACY.”

Washington, DC – In his remarks upon the election of the Speaker of the House, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), the House Democratic Leader, reiterated the need to support our allies, including Israel and Ukraine, in their efforts to defeat aggression and protect their democracies.  WATCH HERE “We must also continue to stand by President Biden […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES: “OUR COMMITMENT TO ISRAEL’S SECURITY IS IRONCLAD”

Washington, DC – In his remarks upon the election of the Speaker of the House, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries reiterated his commitment to the special relationship between the United States and Israel and highlighted the need to continue to stand with Israel as it defends itself and defeats Hamas. “We must also continue to stand […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE MURDER OF WADEA AL-FAYOUME

Brooklyn, NY — Today, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement on the murder of Palestinian-American child Wadea Al-Fayoume: Deeply saddened to learn of the brutal murder of six-year-old Palestinian-American Wadea Al-Fayoume. Islamophobia has no place in America and the violent, hate-filled targeting of Wadea or anyone else based on ethnicity or religious […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT UPON BEING NOMINATED FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE BY THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement.   I am grateful to my colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus for their extraordinary support and the unanimity of purpose as we continue to put people over politics. Under the extreme MAGA Republican majority, the House of Representatives has become engulfed in […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON DESPICABLE TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST ISRAEL

Brooklyn, NY — Today, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement after Israel and her citizens were viciously targeted in a deadly attack on Israeli sovereignty by Hamas:  I strongly condemn the violent and ghastly attack by the terrorist organization Hamas on the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The loss of […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES IN THE WASHINGTON POST: “A BIPARTISAN COALITION IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE HOUSE”

Brooklyn, NY — Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries published the following op-ed in the Washington Post:  “In recent days, Democrats have tried to show our colleagues in the Republican majority a way out of the dysfunction and rancor they have allowed to engulf the House. That path to a better place is still there for […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE MOTION TO VACATE THE CHAIR

Washington, DC – Following the House Republican vote to vacate the Speaker of the House of Representatives, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement: This is a solemn moment for the country and for the House of Representatives. The Constitution gifted us a government of the people, by the people and for the […]

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Dear Colleague on the Pending Republican Motion to Vacate the Chair

October 3, 2023 Dear Colleague: Earlier today, we convened as a Caucus to discuss the current state of affairs in the House of Representatives. Emerging from the meeting, we are unified in our commitment to put people over politics, continue to build a healthy economy and make life more affordable for everyday Americans.  The House […]

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JOINT HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu released the following statement: From the beginning of this Congress, House Democrats have made clear that we will always put people over politics, seek bipartisan common ground wherever possible and fight Republican extremism whenever […]