Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York
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Apr 8, 2014 In The News
This op-ed was originally published on April 8, 2014:
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.
Mar 25, 2014 In The News
This article was originally published on March 25, 2014:
SESAC recently hosted an afternoon of music and politics when Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) visited the New York offices to talk about the Songwriter Equity Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Jeffries along with Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), endeavors to modernize the music licensing system by updating provisions to the Copyright Act of 1976 to ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their creative work.
Mar 20, 2014 In The News
This article was originally published on March 20, 2014:
Rep. Jeffries added, "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. As the caretaker of intellectual property law, it is important for Congress to make statutory adjustments when necessary to promote creativity in America. That is what this bill seeks to accomplish.”
Mar 17, 2014 In The News
This story originally aired on March 17, 2014:
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined co-hosts Brian Vines and Tati Amare on "BK Live" on March 17, 2014.
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Mar 17, 2014 In The News
This article was originally published on March 14, 2014:
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.
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Mar 14, 2014 In The News
This article was originally published on March 14, 2014:
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries participated in a roundtable discussion with CARICOM ambassadors and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Mar 14, 2014 In The News
This story was originally aired on March 14, 2014:
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined “NewsOne Now” to share his thoughts on Attorney General Eric Holder's plan to reduce some drug-related sentences.
Mar 11, 2014 In The News
This story originally aired on March 9, 2014:
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.
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Mar 10, 2014 In The News
This article was originally published on March 7, 2014:
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.
Feb 25, 2014 In The News
This interview was originally published on February 25, 2014:
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.

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