“I congratulate Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on being elected as House Democratic Leader and becoming the first Black lawmaker to lead any party in Congress. From the New York State Assembly to the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Jeffries has honorably served communities in Brooklyn and Queens for many years. New York City and the entire country are grateful for his leadership. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Congressman Jeffries to improve the lives of all New Yorkers, and the leadership he will bring to this nation.”