Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York
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Aug 19, 2014 In The News
A New York City group protesting about the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, dropped plans for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge.
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Aug 19, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries shares his CBC Message to America.
Aug 19, 2014 Press Release
New York, NY - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning the Staten Island chief prosecutor’s decision to present the homicide of Eric Garner to a Richmond County Grand Jury.
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Aug 15, 2014 Press Release
NEW YORK – In the wake of the tragic killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed man who died while subjected to an unauthorized chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo, United States Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, Gregory Meeks and Yvette D. Clarke stood in front of One Police Plaza and called upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) to intervene in the case.
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Aug 15, 2014 In The News

NEW YORK -- A roiling immigration debate. Instability in Iraq. Ted Cruz.

Given all the pressures of the job, says Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), "It's not clear to me that I've had a good night's sleep the entire time I've been down in Washington."

Aug 15, 2014 In The News

Six members of Congress have asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Aug 15, 2014 In The News

In a locket around her neck, Aricka McClinton carries the ashes of her six-year-old son Prince Joshua "PJ" Avitto. She says the whole family does the same.

"We go nowhere without them. We wear them every day. Every day. This is our baby," McClinton says.

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Aug 15, 2014 In The News
In a press conference, Rep. Jeffries (NY-08) explains how overcriminalization negatively affects minority communities.
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Aug 12, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) speaks with NY1 to explain action he is taking to protect public housing residents in New York. He introduced a new bill in July called P.J.'s Act. This bill commits public funding to the installation of surveillance cameras in public housing buildings to promote safety for the buildings' residents.
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Aug 3, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries criticizes House GOP members' push to sue President Obama over his use of Executive Action.

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Aug 18, 2014 Video

Congressman Jeffries discusses gridlock in Washington and the failure of House Republicans to address the needs of the American people. He also addresses the situation in the Gaza Strip and Israel's right to defend itself.

Aug 18, 2014 Video

Congressman Jeffries discusses P.J.'s Act, a bill named after P.J. Avitto, the Brooklynite who was tragically killed in an elevator that lacked the proper safety equipment. The bill is designed to boost security-related funding for public housing organizations. He also addresses the NYPD's inept broken windows policing policy.

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