Tag Archives: Hakeem Jeffries

Dems Seek Bipartisan Solution To Speaker Morass

The Guardian reports: Top House Democrat Hakeem Jeffries confirmed Sunday that “informal conversations have been underway” for a bipartisan solution to the leadership crisis in the US House of Representatives. Jeffries declined to say if he would allow Democrat representatives to vote for a Republican speaker as a way of ushering one into power, given the apparent inability of any …

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Dems Trash GOP Speaker Pick Jordan As Insurrectionist

NBC News reports: Democrats are standing firm in their refusal to bail out the House Republican majority as it struggles to elect a new speaker 10 days after after booting Rep. Kevin McCarthy. They’re also dialing up the rhetoric against the GOP’s new nominee for speaker, prominent Trump ally Jim Jordan of Ohio, blasting him as an insurrectionist, election denier …

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Jeffries Urges GOP To Break From “MAGA Extremists”

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) called for Republicans to “get their act together” and elect the next speaker while slamming the “extremists” within their party. Jeffries joined PBS News Hour inside the Capitol Thursday night after Speaker-designate Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) withdrew his name from consideration for the role. “I know there are traditional Republicans who …

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Top Dems Petition Murdoch: Stop Your Hosts From Lying

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) have sent a letter to Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch asking him to stop Fox News personalities from “spreading false election narratives,” warning they could lead to “further acts of political violence.” The Democratic leaders focus on Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has …

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House To Create Process On Removal From Committees

NBC News reports: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries have agreed to create a bipartisan task force that will establish a process to remove members from committees, aides for the two lawmakers told NBC News. McCarthy, R-Calif., has already begun the process of reaching out to members to join the committee and Jeffries, D-N.Y., will also offer …

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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). …

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Jeffries Taps Schiff And Swalwell For House Intel Panel Despite McCarthy’s Repeated Vows To Block Them Both

NBC News reports: Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Monday tapped Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell to continue serving on the House Intelligence Committee, teeing up a long-anticipated fight with Speaker Kevin McCarthy who has vowed to block the pair from keeping their seats on the powerful panel. The move means that the relationship between Jeffries, a New Yorker and …

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House Leaders Reach Deal On Key Committee Ratios

Punchbowl News reports: Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries have finally reached an agreement on ratios for four exclusive committees, the most highly-sought after assignments for members. And things are mostly staying the same. With Republicans navigating the same narrow majority that Democrats had in the last Congress, we didn’t expect huge shakeups on the “A” committees …

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Jeffries: We Won’t “Save GOP From Their Dysfunction”

Mediaite reports: Hakeem Jeffries, who has replaced Nancy Pelosi in leading his party in the House, was asked by reporters about a potential scenario in which Democrats help Republicans elect a “moderate” Republican. Jeffries shot down the idea. “We are looking for a willing partner to solve problems for the American people, not save the Republicans from their dysfunction,” Jeffries …

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McCarthy Again Loses Speaker Vote In Second Ballot

The Associated Press reports: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy fell short in his bid for the Speakership for a second time on Tuesday. Nineteen Republicans voted for Rep. Jim Jordan in the second round so far, all but guaranteeing that the gavel is still out of McCarthy’s reach. To win, the embattled legislator cannot lose more than four members. Jordan nabbed …

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Dem Suzan DelBene To Lead 2024 House Campaign

The Hill reports: The incoming leader of the House Democrats has tapped Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) to lead the party’s campaign arm heading into the 2024 elections, where Democrats are eyeing a return to power after losing their majority in this year’s midterms. The move by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) puts DelBene — a seasoned former tech executive with deep ties …

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Jeffries Unanimously Elected Leader Of House Dems

CBS News reports: House Democrats elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York as their next party leader in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, ushering in a generational shift as Democrats prepare to relinquish control of the lower chamber in January. Long considered a rising star in the party, the 52-year-old Jeffries will make history as the first Black party leader …

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House Democrats Expect Smooth Leadership Transfer

NBC News reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s departure from leadership could easily have led to a power vacuum in which a host of ambitious lawmakers — old and young — publicly battled it out for the chance to lead House Democrats. Instead, a new generation — Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, 52, of New York; Katherine Clark, 59, of Massachusetts; and Pete Aguilar, …

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Announces Bid For Dem Leader

The Washington Post reports: Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announced a bid for House Democratic leader in a generational shift that would make history. If elected by fellow House Democrats — as expected — the 52-year-old New Yorker would be the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress. He would replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who announced Thursday …

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WaPo: Democrats Are Readying For Post-Pelosi Era

The Washington Post reports: House Democrats are bracing for a turnover in leadership next year that would amount to a seismic event for the party — one that could empower a new, diverse generation of members while also exacerbating tensions over the direction of the caucus and the policies it should pursue. After almost 19 years as House Democratic leader, …

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Cultist Guilty Of Threats To Journalists And Dem Rep

CNN reports: A California man who was accused of sending threats to a congressman and multiple journalists has pleaded guilty to one count of making threatening interstate communications. At his change of plea hearing Friday, Robert Lemke pleaded guilty to the count related to a threat he made to a family member of a New York City-based journalist, saying in …

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