Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York
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Aug 9, 2014 Event
New Yorkers are busy people. In order to reach out to a variety of his constituents, Rep. Jeffries will host outdoor office hours this summer in a variety of locations throughout the 8th Congressional District. Connecting with constituents and hearing their concerns first-hand is of the utmost priority to Rep. Jeffries. We encourage you to meet Congressman Jeffries and discuss any issues of concern and learn more about his legislative agenda. He will be hosting a Congress on Your Corner on August 9 outside of the Coney Island Post Office, located at 2727 Mermaid Avenue.
Aug 6, 2014 Event
New Yorkers are busy people. In order to reach out to a variety of his constituents, Rep. Jeffries will host outdoor office hours this summer in a variety of locations throughout the 8th Congressional District. Connecting with constituents and hearing their concerns first-hand is of the utmost priority to Rep. Jeffries. We encourage you to meet Congressman Jeffries and discuss any issues of concern and learn more about his legislative agenda. He will be hosting a Congress on Your Corner on August 6 at the intersection of Van Sinderen Avenue and Broadway, outside of the A/C subway stop.
Aug 4, 2014 Event
New Yorkers are busy people. In order to reach out to a variety of his constituents, Rep. Jeffries will host outdoor office hours this summer in a variety of locations throughout the 8th Congressional District. Connecting with constituents and hearing their concerns first-hand is of the utmost priority to Rep. Jeffries. We encourage you to meet Congressman Jeffries and discuss any issues of concern and learn more about his legislative agenda. He will be hosting a Congress on Your Corner on August 4 outside of the Capitol One Bank, located at 1425 Rockaway Parkway.
Aug 2, 2014 Event
New Yorkers are busy people. In order to reach out to a variety of his constituents, Rep. Jeffries will host outdoor office hours this summer in a variety of locations throughout the 8th Congressional District. Connecting with constituents and hearing their concerns first-hand is of the utmost priority to Rep. Jeffries. We encourage you to meet Congressman Jeffries and discuss any issues of concern and learn more about his legislative agenda. He will be hosting a Congress on Your Corner on August 2 outside of the Shirley Chisolm Post Office, located at 1915 Fulton Street.
Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
NEW YORK – On Monday, just steps from United Nations headquarters, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries joined over 10,000 New Yorkers in support of Israel. The rally, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and UJA-Federation of New York, was held to show unity in support for Israel as it continues to fight Hamas.
Jul 30, 2014 In The News
Congressman Jeffries expressed discontent with rumors of President Obama's impeachment. “Where was the outrage when George Bush was engaging in his orgy of executive orders?” asked Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) “It’s just not clear to me where this is all coming from.”
Jul 30, 2014 In The News

This interview initially aired on July 30, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries about the push to raise the minimum wage and help raise many Americans out of poverty.

Click HERE or on the image below to watch the full interview:

Jul 27, 2014 Event
New Yorkers are busy people. In order to reach out to a variety of his constituents, Rep. Jeffries will host outdoor office hours this summer in a variety of locations throughout the 8th Congressional District. Connecting with constituents and hearing their concerns first-hand is of the utmost priority to Rep. Jeffries. We encourage you to meet Congressman Jeffries and discuss any issues of concern and learn more about his legislative agenda. He will be hosting a Congress on Your Corner on July 27 outside of the Chase Bank, located at 1002 Brighton Beach Avenue.
Jul 23, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) highlighted the need for humane treatment of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border and the importance of providing legal counsel during immigration proceedings
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release

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.  

Rep. Jeffries cosponsored the bipartisan resolution that was introduced by Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Tom Cole (R-OK).  The resolution reaffirms congressional support for Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorist attacks and calls on Hamas to cease all air strikes against Israel immediately.  The resolution currently has 166 cosponsors.