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“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."
In partnership with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Congressman Steven Horsford, Congressman Jeffries took part in a forum for The White House mentor-ship initiative, My Brother's Keeper.
"There's a lot of war fatigue for good reason in the district and throughout the United States. We had a debacle in Iraq. We had a debacle in Afghanistan. It cost us time and treasure, along with thousands of American lives."
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.
WASHINGTON – In a moment of refreshing bipartisan collaboration, yesterday evening the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 5108 (327 – 22).
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