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In an effort to understand where assistance is still needed and how we can help you recover faster, Rep. Jeffries will be hosting another town hall meeting on Sandy recovery in Coney Island on June 24th.
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was a member of this year's House Democrats Baseball Team. In tribute to his hometown and Congressional District, he proudly wore a Brooklyn Cyclones uniform.
Rep. Jeffries introduced the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument Preservation Act, H.R.1501 which would require the Department of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study on whether the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument in Fort Greene Park should be protected by being deemed a national monument under the Antiquities Act.
On the "All In with Chris Hayes" show, Rep. Jeffries discussed the need for "swift, compassionate and thorough" passage of federal disaster relief funding for affected areas. He specifically cited an unnecessary 78 day wait for passage of the much-needed Sandy supplemental for affected areas paralyzed by the storm in October 2012.
Rep. Jeffries introduced H.R. 1498, a bill that aims to extend the 3.4% interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans for one year. Currently, these interest rates will double to 6.8 % on July 1.
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Congressman Hakeem Jeffries questioned FBI Director Robert Mueller during a full committee hearing on Oversight on the Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 13, 2013.
It’s been an intense but productive adjustment to the House for the New York City congressman.