Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Jobs and the Economy

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Jul 30, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus is heading to Silicon Valley. 

Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and two other members are slated to travel to California in early August to pressure tech leaders to put more of a focus on African-American recruitment.  

The trip is part of the caucus’s Tech 2020 initiative, which launched in May to highlight African-Americans’ lack of representation in the technology industry. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg recently met with the caucus on Capitol Hill about the issue. 

Jun 3, 2015 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) meets with a Bed-Stuy resident during his "Congress on the Corner" series

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) meets with a Bed-Stuy resident during his “Congress on the Corner” series

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a moment of refreshing bipartisan collaboration, yesterday evening the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 5108 (327 – 22). The bill, sponsored by Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and co-sponsored by Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), will benefit students, law schools and the innovation and tech community by partnering law student practitioners with inventors, small businesses and startups seeking free legal assistance on patent and trademark matters.

Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 5108, legislation that would establish in law, the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This bill would expand the current program by removing its “pilot” status, making it available to all accredited law schools in the country that meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
May 17, 2014 Event
As part of its ongoing outreach to independent inventors, entrepreneurs and businesses, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in cooperation with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, are hosting a Saturday Seminar. USPTO Officials will conduct an all-day workshop alongside intellectual property (IP) experts in providing attendees valuable information about the different types of IP protection and the patent and trademark application process.
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 7, 2014 Press Release
“The Senate has put partisan politics aside and courageously taken a substantial step forward on behalf of over two million long-term unemployed Americans. It is now time for Speaker Boehner and House Republicans to do the right thing for our country and allow a vote on the legislation. Over 198,000 New Yorkers have been cut off from federal unemployment compensation benefits since December 2013. It is time for House Republicans to act, as further delay will unnecessarily injure the ability of our economy to continue its recovery.”
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 4, 2014 Event
The Legal Aid Society and Pillsbury law firm have partnered together to host a free legal clinic for small businesses and non-profit organizations on Monday, March 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. To register, please call (212) 426 - 3014 or email: jldavid@legal-aid.org. Please include your name, your business name, your telephone numbers and email address.