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On the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Rev. Connis Mobley and leaders from the hard-hit Coney Island community will launch a campaign urging banks and other financial institutions to step up and assist houses of worship that remain severely damaged two years after the storm first hit.
"The problem with Congressional Republicans is that hypocrisy is not a constraint in anything that they say or anything that they do. I mean these are Congressional Republicans who are responsible for hundreds of billions of dollars of cuts over the last several years to NIH, to the Center for Disease Control, to international aid organizations, to the Health and Human Services Department, cuts that have had an impact."
“In the wake of the first confirmed case of Ebola in New York City, the Obama administration must reassess the strength of the measures put into place to protect the health and safety of our residents. All options should be on the table in the fight against Ebola, including a possible ban on nonessential travel originating in the source West African nations."
The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is considering a request to investigate whether the NYPD's controversial "broken windows" crime-fighting strategy violates the civil rights of black and Hispanic New Yorkers
"The resignation of Director Pierson is a welcome development, but it is not sufficient. We cannot have a situation where Jay-Z appears to have a more competent security apparatus than the President of the United States. The Secret Service needs strong leadership from top to bottom, significant retraining, a firm disciplinary code, technology enhancements and a greater budget allocation. Only then, will the President and the American people get the agency we deserve."
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, United Community Baptist Church Pastor Connis Mobley and other community leaders, launched an effort to assist houses of worship severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy two years ago on this day.
New York, NY - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the aftermath of the first confirmed case of Ebola in New York:
BROOKLYN, NY: Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement condemning the act of vandalism of the 9/11 Memorial in Coney Island, New York on October 17.
New York, NY - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement concerning the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in the aftermath of unprecedented security breaches surrounding President Obama and the White House.
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