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Canarsie Courier: Congressman Vows To Help Protect Our Shoreline

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MSNBC: The Narrative of Criticism on Obama, Syria

On MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Korancki,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Alan Grayson, the New Yorker’s Amy Davidson and Buzzfeed’s political reporter Kate Nocera discussed the evolving narrative of criticism about President Obama and the developments of the Syria situation from the time Obama set the red line to now that the deal has been made.


The Reporter: Ash Knocks In Our Hearts

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NY1 Exclusive: Plumb Beach Restoration Project Models How To Rebuild Sandy-Damaged Areas

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MSNBC: Rep. Jeffries Explains Why He Is Undecided on Syrian Military Action

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries expounded on his reasons for being undecided in the pontential vote to launch military strikes against the Syrian regime for use of chemical weapons on its own people.  Watch the full segment by click on the image below:  [[{“fid”:”504″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“style”:”width: 545px; height: 294px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px;”,”title”:”MSNBC – Craig Melvin – […]


NY1: Lawmakers Still Weighing Syria Course Of Action

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MSNBC: Rep. Jeffries Discusses the Syrian Conflict on “The Cycle”

Rep. Jeffries appeared on MSNBC’s The Cycle to discuss his views on military intervention in Syria and to weigh in on the current debate both in the Democratic Caucus and in his Congressional District.  Click on the image below to watch the full segment:  [[{“fid”:”501″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:”408″,”width”:”745″,”style”:”width: 545px; height: 298px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px;”,”title”:”The Cycle […]

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Jeffries Statement on Conflict in Syria

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement with respect to the ongoing conflict in Syria: “President Obama did the right thing by seeking congressional authorization, and we must now carefully evaluate whether the use of force is appropriate.  The situation in Syria is a serious one and the use of […]


New York Times: Obama Faces Barrier in His Own Party on Syria

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats, torn over involving the United States in another unpredictable Middle East war, are emerging as a major barrier to President Obama’s plan to strike Syria. Many of the president’s core supporters, especially African-Americans and members of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing who voted repeatedly against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, are […]