Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Local Issues

For more information concerning my work to support our community, please contact me. More information about New York's 8th Congressional District can be found here: Our District.

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May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, along with U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-4), a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, introduced the “Renew Act,” a bipartisan measure to reduce corrections costs and help young ex-offenders become productive citizens.

Mar 6, 2017 Event

 

If your family earned less than $53,505 last year, you may even qualify for over $6,000 in credit or cash back from the IRS through Earned Income Tax Credit- or EITC.  Here are the basics:

 

 

 

FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES

Mar 2, 2017 Event

A community town hall meeting to discuss future flood control plans and the Jamaica Bay Reformulation draft report with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

When:  Thursday, March 2 at 7:00pm
 
Where: Beraca Baptist Church - 9602 Flatlands Avenue

Space is limited. Kindly R.S.V.P. by calling 718-237-2211.

Feb 26, 2017 Event

Congressman Jeffries is hosting a community town hall meeting on Sunday, February 26 at 4:15 p.m. to discuss President Trump's immigration policies at Baitul Mamur Masjid & Community Center located at 1033 Glenmore Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208 

Jan 6, 2017 In The News

Two New Yorkers running for president (three if you count Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders)—what could be better?

Well, just about anything, it turns.

Nov 18, 2016 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY –  More than four years after Superstorm Sandy touched down in many areas of New York, decimating the city’s homes, businesses and shoreline, five members of Congress have asked the Army Corps of Engineers to give citizens an opportunity have a stronger voice in the recovery and resiliency effort. On the cusp of the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers for comment on the Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Re-evaluation Report, U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez, Gregory Meeks and Yvette Clarke and have asked Colonel David A.

Oct 9, 2016 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

Oct 4, 2016 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement concerning Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

Sep 14, 2016 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, stood with Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, Constance Malcolm, the mother of Ramarley Graham, Kirsten John Foy of the National Action Network and Mark Winston-Griffith of the Brooklyn Movement Center to demand that the New York Police Department fire officers Daniel Pantaleo and Richard Haste.

Aug 8, 2016 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, asking for enhanced security patrols and other measures to protect residents who visit Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach.