Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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.

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Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to help artists, photographers, movie directors, musicians, songwriters, authors and other creators protect their work from unauthorized reproduction.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, was selected to participate in a House task force on police-community relations, a group that will examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the effort by the adult killer of Trayvon Martin to auction off the gun used to take the 17-year-old unarmed boy’s life:

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May 11, 2016 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stood on the steps of City Hall to strongly support a substantial increase in funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC –A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Trey Gowdy (SC-4) , G.K. Butterfield (NC-1) and Chris Collins (NY-27),  have introduced a bill designed to measure and mitigate the detrimental effects of synthetic drugs across America. The Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2016, H.R.

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Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee and Congressional Black Caucus leadership, released the following statement on the placement of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill:

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court:

Mar 14, 2016 In The News

Democrats and Republicans denounced the Department of Veterans Affairs for denying disability benefits to thousands of veterans who say they were exposed to toxic drinking water.

Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning his support for President Obama’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer:

“With this historic action, President Obama has taken a significant step toward making America a safer place.

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Mar 14, 2016 In The News

Democrats and Republicans denounced the Department of Veterans Affairs for denying disability benefits to thousands of veterans who say they were exposed to toxic drinking water.

Nov 3, 2015 In The News

The Tompkins Houses was the scene of a horrific crime last year — the execution of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Weinjain Liu — shot while sitting in their patrol car.   

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Oct 30, 2015 In The News
Sep 8, 2015 In The News

This marks Obama's ninth trip to Louisiana. The White House said Air Force One landed after a flight that offered "spectacular views over Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River and a blissfully green New Orleans."

Aug 5, 2015 In The News

SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew to Silicon Valley this week to turn up the heat on the nation's largest tech companies to hire more African Americans.

Caucus members met with Apple's Tim Cook and Intel's Brian Krzanich as well as executives from Google, Pandora and SAP to discuss how technology companies plan to fix their troubling hiring record.

Jul 30, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus is heading to Silicon Valley. 

Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and two other members are slated to travel to California in early August to pressure tech leaders to put more of a focus on African-American recruitment.  

Jul 14, 2015 In The News

Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced today that he and three peers—two Republicans and one fellow Democrat—will co-chair a new Criminal Justice and Public Safety Caucus, aimed at altering the prison system in the United States.

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May 26, 2015 In The News

During a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) responded sharply to a black conservative sheriff who blamed an African-American “underclass subculture” for police violence.

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May 6, 2015 In The News

(CNN) As Baltimore reels from protests over the death of a black man at the hands of white police officers, a New York congressman is calling for a national ban on chokeholds, the restraining move that led to the death of Eric Garner over the summer.

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