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Many New Yorkers are still struggling to recover after Superstorm Sandy, especially home and business owners in Canarsie, Mill Basin and Bergen Beach. On Monday, December 16, Rep. Jeffries will be hosting a town hall meeting on Sandy recovery in an effort to understand where assistance is still needed, how we can help you recover faster and learn what improvements can be made within the 8th Congressional District.
During a House Judiciary Committee mark-up of H.R. 3309, the "Innovation Act," Rep. Jeffries' introduced an amendment that would ease the fee-shifting language in the bill. Prior to passage of the Jeffries' amendment, there were concerns that the original fee-shifting provisions would increase difficulty for legitimate inventors to protect their patents.
Our Time Press: Jeffries Briefs Constituents on Affordable Care Act, Drug Policy Reform, Inmate-Based Gerrymandering, Interfaith Medical Center & moreRep. Jeffries discussed several issues of importance to his constituency that ranged from health care to gun violence with Our Time Press, a Central Brooklyn-based periodical.
Rep. Jeffries highlighted the adverse impact cutting critical supplemental nutrition benefits will have on approximately 50 million working-class Americans during a Congressional Black Caucus Special Order Hour on Ending Hunger in America.
Dec 5, 2013 Press Release
“The newly designated police commissioner is a highly respected law enforcement professional with a track record in Los Angeles of both reducing crime and having a meaningful working relationship with the community. It is my hope that under his leadership the police department can demonstrate that it has the ability to both keep the City safe and respect the civil rights of law-abiding New Yorkers."
Nov 25, 2013 Press Release
"Random acts of violence, particularly when targeted at people on the basis of race or religion, will not be tolerated. If you violently participate in the knockout game, we will do everything in our power to make sure that the criminal justice system is there to knockout socially unacceptable behavior. We must also make sure that we positively reinforce young people throughout the community in a manner that promotes constructive activity by at risk youth."
Nov 20, 2013 Press Release
“The favorable reporting of the Innovation Act out of the House Judiciary Committee is an important step in the right direction toward addressing the patent troll issue in a meaningful way. While I continue to have concern with some aspects of the legislation and its impact on legitimate patent litigants, the progress made by amending the fee shifting provision will hopefully provide a basis to move forward and find common ground on a range of issues prior to consideration of the bill on the House Floor.”
Nov 19, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact cutting critical supplemental nutrition benefits will have on approximately 50 million working-class Americans. Rep. Jeffries also exposed significant economic disparities that have further exacerbated food insecurity, principally within the African American community.
Oct 31, 2013 Press Release
"The decision to stay the district court's opinion declaring the police department's stop and frisk program unconstitutional is an unfortunate departure from the long journey toward justice. The NYPD has sanctioned racial profiling during this administration in ways that violate the Fourth Amendment. Notwithstanding this judicial hiccup, communities victimized by the out of control stop and frisk program can at least take comfort that the apologists for this police tactic have to pack up by December 31."
In The News
Dec 5, 2013 In The News
Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about congressional efforts to reach a top-line funding level for fiscal year 2014 by the Budget Conference Committee’s December 13 deadline. He also discussed the likelihood of a need for a stop-gap spending measure if no deal of any kind is reached by January 15, 2014. efforts to change or repeal sequestration, and immigration reform and intelligence surveillance issues.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said Thursday he is not convinced that the ongoing budget talks will result in the federal workforce paying more for their retirement benefits.
Dec 5, 2013 In The News
Former Mayor David Dinkins, who was in charge of the city when Nelson Mandela came to visit in 1990, called Nelson Mandela "the greatest figure of the century" upon reflecting on his death Thursday.
Dec 3, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries will hold a town hall to provide residents with up-to-date information on the progress of Sandy recovery projects.
Dec 2, 2013 In The News
After a six-week tech surge the site released its new version late November 30th. Shiny new beginnings for Obamacare? We shall see. One thing is for sure, Chris Hayes argues: it’s the beginning of the end of Republican obstruction. Joining Chris Hayes is Brookings Institute’s Dr. Kavita Patel, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and CEO of the Department of Better Technology, Clay Johnson.