Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York
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Apr 9, 2014
Press Release
During a House Judiciary Committee Department of Justice oversight hearing on April 8, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) questioned the sole witness, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, on the Administration’s response to gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout America. During the line of questioning, Congressman Jeffries observed that many of the illegal guns used to commit violent acts in Brooklyn come from other states, like Pennsylvania, and questioned Attorney General Holder on the Justice Department’s efforts to keep illegal weapons from being trafficked into inner-city neighborhoods.
Apr 8, 2014
In The News
The American patent system was enshrined by our founding fathers in the Constitution to promote innovation and the progress of science and the useful arts. Since that time, when functioning as originally intended, it has served to bolster U.S. entrepreneurship, economic advancement and employ millions of workers across the nation.
Apr 1, 2014
Press Release
During a House Judiciary Committee Department of Justice oversight hearing on April 8, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) questioned the sole witness, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, on the Administration’s response to gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout America. During the line of questioning, Congressman Jeffries observed that many of the illegal guns used to commit violent acts in Brooklyn come from other states, like Pennsylvania, and questioned Attorney General Holder on the Justice Department’s efforts to keep illegal weapons from being trafficked into inner-city neighborhoods.
Mar 25, 2014
In The News
SESAC recently hosted an afternoon of music and politics when Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) visited the New York offices to talk about the Songwriter Equity Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Jeffries along with Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), endeavors to modernize the music licensing system by updating provisions to the Copyright Act of 1976 to ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their creative work.
Mar 20, 2014
In The News
Rep. Jeffries added, "The Songwriter Equity Act endeavors to modernize the music licensing system by updating provisions in the Copyright Act of 1976 to ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their creative work. In New York, there are nearly 80,000 songwriters, composers and publishers who deserve to make a good living. As the caretaker of intellectual property law, it is important for Congress to make statutory adjustments when necessary to promote creativity in America. That is what this bill seeks to accomplish.”
Mar 14, 2014
In The News
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries participated in a roundtable discussion with CARICOM ambassadors and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Mar 14, 2014
In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined “NewsOne Now” to share his thoughts on Attorney General Eric Holder's plan to reduce some drug-related sentences.
Mar 13, 2014
Press Release
“Thomas Jennings, a native New Yorker, was an entrepreneurial trailblazer who was ahead of his time. As the first African-American to be granted a patent, his success is an important part of the journey we have traveled as a society in America,” said Rep. Jeffries. “The Thomas Jennings story will hopefully inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and mathematicians to contribute to our innovation and tech economy.”
Mar 10, 2014
In The News
Speaking to an audience of about 150, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Blake Farenthold said the other chamber of Congress needs to move on legislation to combat frivolous patent lawsuits. The freshman New York Democrat and sophomore Texas Republican, both members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, co-sponsored the Patent Litigation And Innovation Act (HR 2639), one of a number of proposals to combat patent trolls.
Mar 6, 2014
Press Release
“The financial assistance provided in this bill will support the democratic aspirations of the Ukrainian people in their quest for self-determination. Our government will continue to stand up for those who seek to create a society filled with the freedom, liberty and religious tolerance that we cherish here in America.”