Hakeem Jeffries

Hakeem Jeffries

House Democratic Leader

Hakeem Jeffries represents the diverse Eighth Congressional District of New York and is serving his sixth term in the United States Congress.

Rep. Jeffries is the House Democratic Leader, having been elected to that position by his colleagues in November 2022. Prior to being the Democratic leader, he was the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus in the 116th and 117th Congresses. He is also the former whip of the Congressional Black Caucus and previously co-chaired the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee where he helped develop the For The People agenda in 2018 when Democrats won back the House majority.

In Congress, Rep. Jeffries is a tireless advocate for social and economic justice. He has worked hard to help residents recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, reform our criminal justice system, improve the economy for everyday Americans, and protect our health care from Republican attacks.

Now, as House Democratic Leader, Hakeem Jeffries and congressional Democrats work tirelessly to hold House Republicans accountable and defend the interests of the American people.