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.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries has urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to include the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit in the state’s budget.
Brooklyn, NY – In the wake of a growing scandal, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, whose district includes Coney Island, Howard Beach and other areas decimated by SuperStorm Sandy, has called upon FEMA’s Inspector General to investigate potential fraud in the insurance claims process for people who were victimized by the devastating storm.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jeffries statement on the House approval of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill:
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in response to the arrest of three Brooklyn terror suspects:
Washington, DC – Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Republican Rep.
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:
"In the face of unprecedented GOP obstruction, President Obama has led a successful rescue of the American economy. The President took office at the outset of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Today, our country is experiencing a sustained period of economic growth and job creation, the unemployment rate has drastically declined and the stock market is way up.
Washington, DC – On the heels of his recent election as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been selected to serve on the powerful U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee.
Rep. Jeffries released the following statement in reaction to the stabbing at the Chabad-Lubavitch Synagogue today: