Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Statement on Today's Election as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus

Nov 19, 2014
Press Release

New York, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on his unanimous election to serve as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus:
"Congratulations to Rep. G.K. Butterfield, the incoming Chairperson, and the newly-elected members of the executive board.

It is a high honor and distinct privilege to be elected as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, widely known as the conscience of the Congress. Over the next two years, I look forward to working closely with all of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus to advance economic fairness and social justice for the African-American community and the entire country."

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Rep. Jeffries is also a member of the House Judiciary and Budget Committees, and was recently appointed to the Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus