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 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 26, 2014
Press Release
“New York City public school students should not be compelled to go hungry in order to adhere to religious dietary restrictions. All of our children deserve the best opportunity to succeed, and adequate nourishment throughout the day is an important part of that success. Given the growing Muslim population in our school system, including the Bangladeshi-American community, it is time for the Department of Education to make Halal meals available this calendar year."
Mar 17, 2014
In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined co-hosts Brian Vines and Tati Amare on "BK Live" on March 17, 2014.
Mar 17, 2014
In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has introduced a bill to study the likelihood of making the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument in Fort Greene Park a National Monument. If the bill were to pass Congress, and the monument was found to have "historic interest," it would gain a spot next to the Statue of Liberty and Castle Clinton on the list of national monuments.
Mar 11, 2014
In The News
Ernest Peronneau strolled right into his party Sunday afternoon to celebrate his 112th birthday. The Clinton Hill resident sat next to younger women -- one 103, the other his 93-year-old cousin. But Ernest says he doesn't feel like the oldest in the group. He says he feels like a teenager. To help mark Ernest's accomplishments, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries delivered a congressional citation. And to everybody at his party he advised them to be a copycat.
Mar 5, 2014
Press Release
“The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will halt premium rate increases that were speeding toward families impacted by Superstorm Sandy like a runaway freight train. While improving the financial viability of the national flood insurance program remains an important objective, we cannot allow skyrocketing flood insurance rates to price people out of their homes. This bill strikes an appropriate balance, and I urge the Senate to move swiftly to reach consensus on legislation that can be signed into law by the President."
Mar 3, 2014
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I invite the residents of Ryerson Towers, Pratt Towers and 21 St. James Place to a community meeting on post office issues relating your mail delivery or conditions at your local post office location.

Join us on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion where we will be joined by high-ranking officials from the United States Postal Service who will answer your questions directly. 

Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP below. 

Feb 26, 2014
Press Release
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.
Feb 25, 2014
In The News
As the White House is pushing for an increase in the federal minimum wage, Freshman Democratic New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is trying to make it happen; that, as he blasts the GOP obstructionists who are slowing progress on many issues.