Jeffries To Hold Listening Session At TX Border Today

Huddle reports:

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) will be at the southern border later today, marking his first visit since ascending to the party’s No. 1 position in the House.

His visit comes one day after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) visit and will take place in the border city of Laredo, Texas, represented by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). The two will also attend “a listening session with local leaders about the challenges and opportunities facing border communities,” according to Cuellar’s office.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are also promising their own trip to the border next month to “hear from the community and government officials on the ground,” ranking member Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Primila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said in a statement Thursday.

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