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Jeffries On The One-Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy: “We Will Move Forward”

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy: “One year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck many neighborhoods in Southern Brooklyn and Queens with devastating ferocity. Homes were destroyed, businesses ruined and lives turned upside down. Over the last year we have made tremendous progress, but we […]

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MSNBC: All In Agenda: One year since Sandy

  Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: House Republicans predictably railed against the Obamacare exchanges in a hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday morning – apparently without realizing they were also criticizing a plan from their own side. Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget would put in place the same kind […]

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Jeffries On The Passing Of Congressman Major Owens

Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of Former Congressman Major Owens: “Congressman Major Owens was a crusader for the people of Brooklyn, a champion for working-class families and a guardian of underserved communities.  He emphasized the importance of education as a catalyst for upward […]

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NYDN: Family sues over drunken woman’s death in Brooklyn holding cell

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The Hill: “Rep. Jeffries seeks to maximize gains from second Obama term “

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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry: “America and Black Political Power”

On October 19, 2013, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries  discussed race relations in American politics and the reaction to black political power on MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry. Additional panelists included, Glynda Carr, Audra Gillespie, and Kristen Soltis Anderson.  Click on the image below to watch the segment:    [[{“fid”:”588″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:”332″,”width”:”580″,”style”:”width: 380px; height: 218px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: […]

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Rep. Jeffries On The End Of The Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement on House passage of the bipartisan agreement to reopen the government and avert default: “Our national nightmare is over.  The government will reopen, a default has been averted and it’s time to get back to doing the business of the American people.”

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NY Amsterdam News: How people are being hurt by the government shutdown

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called the shutdown a “sad moment” in the nation’s history. He blames tea party extremists for the shutdown. Even if you’re looking for guidance about the government shutdown via the president’s website at, you will see this message: “Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this […]

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Jeffries Denounces House Gop Mini-Me Strategy

WASHINGTON – Today, on the House Floor, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) stood up for Superstorm Sandy victims in Brooklyn and Queens.  He denounced the House GOP strategy to reopen small parts of the government and ignore the rest while Americans suffer. The video can be viewed by clicking here or on the image below: Rep. Jeffries […]