More on Congressional Issues
Dec 11, 2013
Condo Owners Rights in Post Sandy Reality
Nov 26, 2013
As Rep. Hakeem Jeffries nears the end of his first year in Congress, he invites you to a Community Briefing and End-of-the-Year Brunch on Saturday December 14th! Join us to hear from Rep. Jeffries on the Affordable Care Act, Superstorm Sandy recovery and resiliency, what's going on in Washington and more. Food, refreshments and entertainment will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
Nov 24, 2013
Letitia James, who was elected as the city’s new public advocate; Ken Thompson as Brooklyn’s first black district attorney; and Eric Adams, the borough’s first black president, all hail from central Brooklyn.
Nov 22, 2013
Many New Yorkers are still struggling to recover after Superstorm Sandy, especially home and business owners in Canarsie, Mill Basin and Bergen Beach. On Monday, December 16, Rep. Jeffries will be hosting a town hall meeting on Sandy recovery in an effort to understand where assistance is still needed, how we can help you recover faster and learn what improvements can be made within the 8th Congressional District.
Nov 22, 2013
Rep. Jeffries sat down with Our Time Press to discuss several issues of importance to his constituents, ranging from health care to environmental concerns and more.
Nov 20, 2013
“The favorable reporting of the Innovation Act out of the House Judiciary Committee is an important step in the right direction toward addressing the patent troll issue in a meaningful way. While I continue to have concern with some aspects of the legislation and its impact on legitimate patent litigants, the progress made by amending the fee shifting provision will hopefully provide a basis to move forward and find common ground on a range of issues prior to consideration of the bill on the House Floor.”
Nov 19, 2013
Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact cutting critical supplemental nutrition benefits will have on approximately 50 million working-class Americans. Rep. Jeffries also exposed significant economic disparities that have further exacerbated food insecurity, principally within the African American community.
Nov 6, 2013
“The flood insurance premium increases were like a freight train headed right for our communities,” Jeffries said. “This bill would stop the freight train right in its tracks.”
Oct 31, 2013
“The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will help keep residents in their homes and our communities robust by making necessary changes to the National Flood Insurance Program,” said Rep. Jeffries. “I applaud both sides of the aisle for putting ideological differences aside and creating bipartisan legislation that addresses a national conflict that affects every homeowner and implements much-needed changes to this federal program.”
Oct 29, 2013
Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: House Republicans predictably railed against the Obamacare exchanges in a hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday morning - apparently without realizing they were also criticizing a plan from their own side. Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget would put in place the same kind of exchange system created by the ACA that GOPers find so offensive.