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LEADER JEFFRIES: “THIS WAS A VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND A COMPLETE AND TOTAL SURRENDER BY RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark and Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar held a press conference where they highlighted that House Democrats once again put People Over Politics to avoid an extreme MAGA Republican government shutdown and to protect the American people from the extreme right-wing policies.  LEADER JEFFRIES: In a […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES: “WE WILL STAND BEHIND UKRAINE UNTIL VICTORY IS WON”

Washington, D.C. – This week, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Eighth District of New York includes Little Odesa in Brighton Beach and areas of South Brooklyn with a strong population of immigrants from Ukraine. Leader Jeffries later discussed his meeting with President Zelenskyy at a press conference: […]

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JEFFRIES, SCHUMER JOINT STATEMENT ON TPS FOR VENEZUELANS

Washington, DC –  House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement.   “The Biden administration’s decision to grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans is a welcome step forward, one that we advocated for along with many within the congressional delegation. TPS will provide needed relief to New York’s systems […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT MARKING 22 YEARS SINCE THE SEPTEMBER 11 TERRORIST ATTACKS

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: September 11, 2001 is a day that lives in infamy in New York City, in America and throughout the world. Today we lift up the memories of the 2,977 lives that were stolen in a heinous act of terrorism and pray for the […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT ABBAS REMARKS

House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement on recent comments made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas: The statement by President Mahmoud Abbas minimizing the Holocaust and distorting historical fact was vile, hateful and dangerously antisemitic. The Holocaust was a uniquely horrific crime against humanity that viciously targeted the Jewish community, resulting in […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF JACK LEW

House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement after President Biden nominated Jack Lew to be the United States Ambassador to Israel: Jack Lew is an extraordinarily accomplished and seasoned public servant whose decades of dedication to our nation at the highest levels of government and breadth of experience make him uniquely capable of […]

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REP. JEFFRIES HOSTS ANNUAL SENIOR PICNIC AT CANARSIE PARK

Canarsie, Brooklyn – This week, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the House Democratic Leader, hosted his annual senior picnic, where seniors gathered for food, fun, music, games and entertainment. Resources and information about services from local agencies and nonprofits were made available for attendees.  Leader Jeffries highlighted President Biden’s announcement of the selection of the first 10 medications […]

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LEADER JEFFRIES, REP. HOYER AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS TRAVEL TO ISRAEL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Representative Steny Hoyer are leading a group of 24 House Democrats to Israel this week, the second trip Rep. Jeffries is taking to Israel in the 118th Congress. While in Israel and the West Bank, the Members will hold high-level meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, meet […]

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REP. JEFFRIES & VA SEC. McDONOUGH HOST PACT ACT VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR 

Sheepshead Bay, NY – This week, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), the House Democratic Leader, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough hosted a Veterans Resource Fair at the Kings Bay Y to help veterans and survivors apply for PACT Act benefits. At the fair they were joined by more than a dozen Veterans […]

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Schumer, Jeffries Joint Statement On The Federal Indictment Of Donald Trump Related To The Events Of January 6th

New York, N.Y. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement after Donald Trump was indicted in connection to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election: “The insurrection on January 6, 2021 was one of the saddest and most infamous days in American history, personally orchestrated by Donald Trump and fueled […]