Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Local Issues

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Apr 13, 2015 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement after attending the funeral of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor:

“The Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor was a great man, lived a great life and left behind a great legacy. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful preachers in American history, Dr. Taylor deeply impacted the lives of those he served as pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn and people of faith throughout the world. He is gone from us, but will never be forgotten.”

 

Apr 6, 2015 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the passing of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor:

Apr 6, 2015 In The News

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to change the tax deadline to allow people who donated money after Jan. 1 to charities that help the families of two slain cops apply for an immediate tax deduction rather than wait until next year.

Apr 1, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015. The bill was authored by Rep. Jeffries (D-NY) and co-sponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) in the House of Representatives. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) led the effort to pass the bill in the Senate.

 

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed H.R. 5127, the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015, a bi-partisan piece of legislation sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is an original co-sponsor of the bill. The legislation extends the tax deadline so that individuals making charitable donations to organizations supporting the families of assassinated New York Police Department (NYPD) Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos can apply such tax deductions to their 2014 tax return.

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jeffries statement on the House approval of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill:

“The collapse of the reckless Republican shutdown strategy is complete. These are dangerous times that require all hands on deck without distraction. The passage of legislation to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security is a critical step toward keeping us safe. Leader Pelosi should be applauded for her resolute leadership in getting this done. We must get back to doing the business of the American people.”

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Feb 25, 2015 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in response to the arrest of three Brooklyn terror suspects:

“This development is a chilling reminder of why we must fund the Department of Homeland Security immediately. These three terror suspects appear to have been plotting to take the lives of innocent Americans, including New Yorkers. The FBI, NYPD and law enforcement community should be commended for their diligent work in this case. The time for political gamesmanship by House Republicans has come to an end.”

Feb 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Republican Rep. Peter King (NY-02) have introduced the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015, a piece of legislation that would extend the tax deadline so that individuals making charitable donations for the families of assassinated New York Police Department (NYPD) Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos can apply such tax deductions to their 2014 tax return. The legislation would be effective retroactively from January 1, 2015.

Feb 16, 2015 In The News

New York elected officials have broken ground on a $25 million project to protect the shoreline at Coney Island.

Sen. Charles Schumer says the Army Corps of Engineers project will replenish and repair beachfront areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Feb 10, 2015 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in response to the indictment of NYPD officer Peter Liang in the death of unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley: