Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Introduces the VIVA Bill, that provides legal representation for unaccompanied, undocumented children Photo: Office of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
Photo: Office of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who represents New York’s 8th District in Brooklyn, recently was elected as co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, positioning him as a key player in leading the messaging for House Democrats during the 115th Congress, the administration of president-elect Donald J. Trump.

In the role as co-chair of DPCC– along with Reps. David Cicilline (RI-1) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17)–  Jeffries will be responsible for communicating a clear legislative strategy, on behalf of House Democrats.

For too many hardworking families, the American dream is increasingly out of reach, said Jeffries: “Wage stagnation, underemployment, the exploding cost of a college education and the erosion of pensions have left many without hope,” he said.

“House Democrats have the best game plan to address the economic pain felt by hardworking Americans. Its 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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