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Rep. Jeffries Urges The House To Renew Unemployment Insurance For Over 2 Million Americans

Washington – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 59 to 38 to renew unemployment insurance compensation: “The Senate has put partisan politics aside and courageously taken a substantial step forward on behalf of over two million long-term unemployed Americans.  It is now time for Speaker Boehner and […]

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Rep. Jeffries Denounces Callous Republican Budget

WASHINGTON –Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement today after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the fiscal year 2015 House Republican budget: “House Republicans have renewed their attack on working families, the middle class and seniors by putting forth another budget that callously balances itself on the backs of the most vulnerable […]

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SESAC Hosts Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

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BMI: Songwriter Equity Act Gains Support in Congress

The Songwriter Equity Act, which is the result of a collaborative effort between BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), is garnering support in Congress. Since the introduction of the bill three weeks ago in Washington, D.C., its sponsor, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Georgia), […]

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Bahamas Weekly: CARICOM ambassadors participate in roundtable with CBC members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, along with other Ambassadors or their representatives from CARICOM-member countries participated in a roundtable discussion with three members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Thursday, March 13, in a committee room at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill. […]

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News One Now: NY Rep. Co-Signs AG’s Move To Reduce Drug-Related Sentences …

As previously reported by NewsOne, Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for a change in how federal sentencing guidelines are used to handle the cases of drug trafficking offenders. Under a new proposal, only the most-serious offenders would receive the tougher penalties under the law thus reducing sentences. New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined “NewsOne Now” Friday […]

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Rep. Jeffries And House Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Inventor Thomas Jennings

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