Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court’s decision to allow nationwide health care subsidies:

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Jun 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church:                                                                                          

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the FBI warrantless aerial surveillance program:

May 28, 2015 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the importance of ride-sharing services in New York City:

"New York City is a hotbed of innovation. Some of the world's most important tech firms are based here. Uber is a key part of that community.

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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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Apr 28, 2015 In The News

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of Eric Garner joined a U.S. congressman Monday in advocating for a federal legislative proposal against the use of chokeholds by police.

As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the use of a chokehold is not illegal in New York state, but it has been prohibited under NYPD rules for more than 20 years.

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Apr 23, 2015 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the confirmation of Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States:

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Nov 12, 2014 In The News

CITY HALL — Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio heaped praise Wednesday on Benjamin Tucker, the new pick as the NYPD's First Deputy Commissioner following Friday's abrupt resignation of Philip Banks III. But the response from politicians and community leaders has been lukewarm at best.

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Nov 12, 2014 In The News

Not long after Philip Banks III, the New York Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, abruptly resigned on Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio phoned several black elected officials to convey his disappointment.

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Oct 31, 2014 In The News

For all the rebuilding since Superstorm Sandy, damaged houses of worship have been left out in the cold due to federal prohibitions on direct aid to religious institutions.

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Oct 30, 2014 In The News

Community leaders in Brooklyn say a church there has been ignored in the two years since Sandy damaged it.

The pastor of the United Community Baptist Church in Coney Island says he needs about $2.5 million to repair the building.

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries sent letters to the four biggest banks in the country asking for help in funding the work.

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Oct 10, 2014 In The News

The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is considering a request to investigate whether the NYPD's controversial "broken windows" crime-fighting strategy violates the civil rights of black and Hispanic New Yorkers, the Daily News has learned.

Sep 30, 2014 In The News

The issues of Black folks only take center stage a few times a year in any substantive and collective way: the annual NAACP convention, the National Action Network convention, maybe a fraternity or sorority event, (R.I.P. to Tavis’ "State of Black America")...Alas, for the most part, our needs as a collective don’t merit a lot of large scale convenings.

Sep 11, 2014 In The News

Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.

Goodell made clear in interviews Tuesday night with USA TODAY Sports and CBS that he does not feel his job is in jeopardy.

Sep 9, 2014 In The News

For some New Yorkers, there are broken windows wherever they go.

Aug 27, 2014 In The News
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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