Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York
  • Rep. Jeffries statement on the placement of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

    Harriet Tubman is one of our nation’s most important and courageous leaders..... Harriet Tubman is a true hero whose story is as American as baseball and apple pie. The decision to place her on the $20 bill is another important step in the long running effort to heal the wounds of chattel slavery in the United States, one of the worst crimes ever perpetuated against humanity. President Barack Obama and Secretary Jack Lew should be commended for their leadership in delivering this well-deserved honor to Ms. Tubman, her family and the African-American community.”
  • ENTER TODAY: 2016 Congressional Art Competition

    Congressman Hakeem Jeffries would like to invite students to participate in our 4th Annual Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. This competition is open to any high school student who resides in New York’s Eighth Congressional District.
  • Rep. Jeffries statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court:

    “Merrick Garland is a highly-qualified nominee with an impeccable professional background and judicial temperament. His life’s journey is a classic embodiment of the American dream. Unfortunately, the Senate Majority Leader has promised obstruction. The failure to act on Judge Garland’s nomination would be a stunning abdication of responsibility by Senate Republicans. President Obama has done his job. It is now time for Senate Republicans to conduct a hearing, hold an up-or-down vote and meet its obligations under the Constitution. Anything less would be a reckless act of legislative malpractice.”
  • NY1: Rep. Jeffries & NY Members of Congress Fight to Secure Benefits for Veterans

    Democrats and Republicans denounced the Department of Veterans Affairs for denying disability benefits to thousands of veterans who say they were exposed to toxic drinking water.
  • Summer Jobs: New York City Parks Department

    The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is hiring hundreds of seasonal staff for its summer programs. View their job listings and apply today!

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