Governing For The People
The Congress is back open.
House Democrats will continue to fight hard to make life better for everyday Americans. Always and forever.
Watch my speech upon the election of the Speaker of the House:
Medicare Open Enrollment - October 15 - December 7
It's time to review your Medicare coverage options for 2024. Visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE to speak with a real person and find the plan that best meets your needs.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides federally funded assistance to reduce energy costs, including support for heating bills, home energy efficiency upgrades and heating equipment repairs/replacement. As winter approaches, check your eligibility for the program today.
The ABCs of Democracy
Early on a Saturday morning in January, I addressed my colleagues in the House of Representatives as the Democratic Leader. I discussed how House Democrats are united and ready to get to work and defend the progress that has been made.
Over the last two years, Democrats have been hard at work on behalf of the American people getting big things done. We passed the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, gun safety legislation for the first time in 30 years, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act. It was one of the most consequential Congresses in American history.
The D in Democrat stands for deliver, and we will always do the right thing by the American people.
Resources for U.S. Citizens in Israel
I strongly condemn the violent and ghastly attack by the terrorist organization Hamas on the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The loss of life in Israel as a result of the violent, calculated and unprovoked attack by Hamas is heartbreaking.
My office continues to monitor the security situation in Israel closely. If you or a loved one need assistance, please contact my Central Brooklyn Office at (718) 237-2211 or my Washington D.C. Office at (202) 225-5936.
“House Democrats are continuing to put people over politics by lowering costs, creating better-paying jobs and fighting for safer communities.” -Rep. Jeffries
The Inflation Reduction Act will lower costs, creates millions of good paying jobs, makes health care more accessible, delivers the most significant action on climate in history and dramatically reduces the debt.
Building a Better America
“This bill will provide the largest single federal investment in infrastructure in the history of the Republic” -Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will rebuild the roads, bridges and rails of America. It will expand access to clean drinking water and high-speed internet. Additionally, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will advance environmental justice and tackle the climate crisis. It will also ease inflationary pressures, strengthen supply chains and create good-paying union jobs. Overall, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will grow the economy sustainably and equitably for all Americans in every single zip code.
Making Safer Communities
In New York City, the guns used to commit crime are not initially purchased or manufactured here. They come up the Iron Pipeline, right up I-95, and these weapons of death make their way into our communities. Last year, for the first time in over 30 years, Democrats acted and passed gun safety legislation into law. This legislation made gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time in American history.
But more needs to be done. Our schools have become killing fields. It is time for Congress to put kids over guns.
Putting Money in Your Pocket
House Democrats have been working hard to put money in your pockets. In January, Social Security recipients received the largest single-year benefit increase in over 40 years. You can verify your benefits increase with the Social Security Administration online at SSA.gov or 1-800-772-1213.
House Democrats will always defend Social Security and Medicare. We will not let anyone take the benefits you have worked hard and paid for away. Not now, not ever.
Saving You Money on your Internet
In 2021 Congress Created the Affordable Connectivity Program to help households afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to:
-$30 per month toward internet service for eligible households, AND A
-$100 for a laptop, desktop computer or tablet purchased through a participating provider.
See if You Qualify and Apply:
Delivering for those who Served
Under the Leadership of President Biden, House Democrats delivered the most significant expansion of benefits to our veterans in more than 30 years by passing the PACT Act. This legislation stands up for those who served by ensuring veterans can receive high-quality healthcare screenings and services related to potential toxic exposures. Learn more about our work for veterans and their families and how to sign up for the benefits you earned and deserve.
COVID-19 Information & Resources
Learn more about the resources available to you as we continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic together.
Passing the Most Progressive Police Reform Bill in American History
Learn more about my work on the Judiciary Committee to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to end racial profiling, criminalize the chokehold, demilitarize the police, end qualified immunity, create a national standard on excessive use of force, create a database of brutal officers and expand the DOJ Office of Civil Rights’ jurisdiction.
I am here to serve you. I value all feedback from residents of the 8th Congressional District of New York. Please also contact me about issues you are having.