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Brooklyn Leaders Address Violence Connected To “Knockout Game”

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New York Daily News: Brooklyn the new center of black political power in New York City

Brooklyn has the buzz, Barclays Center and — when it comes to black politics — it now has the power. In this city election cycle, the borough produced the “firsts” for the city’s black politicians — making it clear that Brooklyn has definitively displaced Harlem as the seat of the city’s black political establishment. Harlem […]

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Our Time Press: Jeffries Briefs Constituents on Affordable Care Act, Drug Policy Reform, Inmate-Based Gerrymandering, Interfaith Medical Center and more

Our Time Press: There have been a number of glitches in the start-up of the Affordable Care Act.  What is the impact of the act on the African-American community? Congressman Hakeem Jeffries: There are certainly challenges with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  But whenever there are groundbreaking changes in public policy there will be some […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement On The Innovation Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement at the conclusion of the House Judiciary Committee mark-up of H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act”: “The favorable reporting of the Innovation Act out of the House Judiciary Committee is an important step in the right direction toward addressing the patent troll issue in a […]

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Jeffries Urges House GOP To Put The Needs Of Americans Before Partisanship

WASHINGTON – On November 18, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on ending hunger in America.  They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Rep. Andre Carson (IN-7). Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact cutting critical […]

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Capital NY: To save interfaith, delegation tries to expedite a Medicaid waiver

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Queens Chronicle: Reps optimistic about flood insurance deal

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DNA Info: Bed-Stuy Building Has No Heat for At Least 17 Years, Residents Say

  Residents of an affordable housing building in Bed-Stuy say their management company has only just begun restoring heat to their apartments— eight years after taking over the building. Residents of 305 Decatur St., a Section 8 building in Bed-Stuy, say they’ve lived without heat since before their management company, Shinda Management Corp., took over […]

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Rep. Jeffries Reacts To Appeals Court Stop And Frisk Decision

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a stay in the ruling established earlier this year by federal trial judge, Shira A. Scheindlin which found the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program discriminatory and unconstitutional. The Second […]

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Rep. Jeffries Co-Sponsors Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

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