Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York
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Aug 27, 2014 In The News
Aug 19, 2014 In The News
A New York City group protesting about the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, dropped plans for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge.
Aug 19, 2014 Press Release
New York, NY - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning the Staten Island chief prosecutor’s decision to present the homicide of Eric Garner to a Richmond County Grand Jury.
Aug 18, 2014 Video

Congressman Jeffries discusses P.J.'s Act, a bill named after P.J. Avitto, the Brooklynite who was tragically killed in an elevator that lacked the proper safety equipment. The bill is designed to boost security-related funding for public housing organizations. He also addresses the NYPD's inept broken windows policing policy.

Aug 15, 2014 Press Release
NEW YORK – In the wake of the tragic killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed man who died while subjected to an unauthorized chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo, United States Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, Gregory Meeks and Yvette D. Clarke stood in front of One Police Plaza and called upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) to intervene in the case.
Aug 15, 2014 In The News

In a locket around her neck, Aricka McClinton carries the ashes of her six-year-old son Prince Joshua "PJ" Avitto. She says the whole family does the same.

"We go nowhere without them. We wear them every day. Every day. This is our baby," McClinton says.

In June, Prince Joshua, known as PJ, and 7-year-old friend Mikayla Capers were stabbed in an elevator in the Boulevard Houses. Mikayla survived. Ex-convict Daniel St. Hubert is charged with the crime.

"It's never enough security, if you ask me," McClinton says.

Aug 15, 2014 In The News
In a press conference, Rep. Jeffries (NY-08) explains how overcriminalization negatively affects minority communities.
Aug 12, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) speaks with NY1 to explain action he is taking to protect public housing residents in New York. He introduced a new bill in July called P.J.'s Act. This bill commits public funding to the installation of surveillance cameras in public housing buildings to promote safety for the buildings' residents.
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.