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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the House Republican Disgraceful Embrace of the Confederate Battle Flag

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the House Republican disgraceful embrace of the confederate battle flag: “Had the confederate battle flag prevailed 150 years ago, I would not be a member of the […]

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House Passes Jeffries Amendment to Abolish Confederate Flags From Public Buildings Throughout the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed on a voice vote an amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) that will prohibit the allocation of federal funds in connection with the purchase or display of a confederate flag on a public building or facility under the authority of the National […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Today’s Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow nationwide Health Care Subsidies

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court’s decision to allow nationwide health care subsidies: “President Obama’s health care law is one of the most important pieces of legislation of our generation. It has provided vital health insurance to […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Tragic Shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church:                                                                                           “My thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives were tragically taken and the entire Charleston […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the FBI Warrantless Aerial Surveillance Program

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the FBI warrantless aerial surveillance program: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation may have crossed the line and violated the privacy rights of the American people with its […]

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Brooklyn Reader: Rep. Jeffries Holds Outdoor Office Hours for Bed-Stuy Residents

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) meets with a Bed-Stuy resident during his “Congress on the Corner” series On Thursday, May 28, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) was at Fulton Park in Bed-Stuy for one of his “Congress on the Corner” meet ups, an opportunity for residents of his district to discuss one-on-one with the congressman the issues that […]

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The Root: NY Rep. Blasts Black Conservative Sheriff Who Blames ‘Underclass’ Behavior for Police Violence

During a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) responded sharply to a black conservative sheriff who blamed an African-American “underclass subculture” for police violence. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has become a darling of the right, called police bashing “low-hanging fruit,” Raw Story reports. He said it’s easy to exploit […]

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Rep. Jeffries, National Action Network & Mother of Eric Garner Announce Legislation Outlawing Law Enforcement Use of Chokeholds

BROOKLYN, NY  –Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), joined by the National Action Network and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, gathered in front of One Police Plaza to announce the introduction of the Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2015.  On the heels of a nationwide outcry demanding an end to the excessive […]