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Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Steve Chabot Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification ProgramReps. Jeffries (NY-8) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 5108, legislation that would establish in law, the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This bill would expand the current program by removing its “pilot” status, making it available to all accredited law schools in the country that meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
Rep. Jeffries will host outdoor office hours this summer in a variety of locations throughout the Eighth Congressional District to connect with constituents and hear their concerns first-hand. We encourage you to join us to discuss any issues of concern, learn what’s happening in Washington, and how our office can help you cut through the red tape.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and House Members Introduce Legislation To Provide Legal Representation Of Unaccompanied MinorsReps. Hakeem Jeffries, Karen Bass, Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Judy Chu introduced the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014 (VIVA). The legislation would provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors and mentally disabled individuals during immigration proceedings, in the wake of the growing humanitarian crisis we confront.
Rep. Jeffries successfully offered an amendment to increase funding for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research and treatment to H.R. 4870, the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2015."
Rep. Jeffries & Community Advocates Call On NYPD Commissioner Bratton To Reform Marijuana Arrest PolicyRep. Jeffries, members of the Drug Policy Alliance and community advocates held a press conference outside of One Police Plaza, calling on Commissioner Bratton to reform the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) discriminatory marijuana arrest policy.
Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
NEW YORK – On Monday, just steps from United Nations headquarters, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries joined over 10,000 New Yorkers in support of Israel. The rally, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and UJA-Federation of New York, was held to show unity in support for Israel as it continues to fight Hamas.
Jul 23, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) highlighted the need for humane treatment of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border and the importance of providing legal counsel during immigration proceedings
Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 5108, legislation that would establish in law, the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This bill would expand the current program by removing its “pilot” status, making it available to all accredited law schools in the country that meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On July 11, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution that supports the State of Israel’s right to defend itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from Hamas, the terrorist organization based in Gaza.
“There is a growing humanitarian crisis at the border that worsens exponentially by the day. It is a serious problem, and it requires a serious response. Some of the children who have come to this country may not have a valid legal basis to remain, but some will. Yet, it is virtually impossible for a child to assert a valid claim under immigration law in the absence of legal representation. That is why we have introduced legislation to provide unaccompanied minors involved in immigration proceedings with access to counsel,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08).
In The News
Jul 30, 2014 In The News
Congressman Jeffries expressed discontent with rumors of President Obama's impeachment. “Where was the outrage when George Bush was engaging in his orgy of executive orders?” asked Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) “It’s just not clear to me where this is all coming from.”
Jul 30, 2014 In The News
Jul 29, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries explains why $3M in Sandy repair aid for Coney Island's pier remains unspent.The federal government earmarked $3 million in disaster relief funds for the pier's repair, according to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, but officials have not been able to find a contractor to make all the necessary repairs for that price.
Jul 8, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) joined Errol Louis on NY1's Inside City Hall to discuss the political gridlock in Washington, immigration reform and more.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) called Speaker Boehner’s proposed lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive orders a “political gimmick,” drawing comparisons between the Bush and Obama Administrations’ use of executive authority.