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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.
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.
In The News
On MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) discusses Congressional response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S.
On MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," Rep Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) discussed the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border and his bill, the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014.