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CBS: Congressman Calls For Federal Law Against Police Chokeholds

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of Eric Garner joined a U.S. congressman Monday in advocating for a federal legislative proposal against the use of chokeholds by police. As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the use of a chokehold is not illegal in New York state, but it has been prohibited under NYPD rules for […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch As Attorney General of the United States

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the confirmation of Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States: “After a shameful, partisan delay forced on the American people by Senate Republicans, Loretta Lynch has finally been confirmed as Attorney General. She is a consummate law […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries seeks solutions for the country, keeps Brooklyn at heart

U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is one of 29 members of the delegation representing New York’s interests in Washington, D.C. And like his senatorial counterpart U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-Brooklyn), Jeffries has been making the media rounds, including a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton.” A two-term congressman from Crown Heights, Jeffries may have […]

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The Guardian: Top US lawmakers to discuss police killings as reform momentum builds

Top US lawmakers are to discuss ways of tackling the killing of black suspects by police amid signs that the hitherto muted political response to a spate of recent controversies is giving way to more concerted attempts at reform. Prominent Republicans Rand Paul and Raúl Labrador will join leading African American Democrats such as Senator […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement after attending the funeral of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor: “The Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor was a great man, lived a great life and left behind a great legacy. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful preachers in American history, […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Passing of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the passing of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor: “The Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor was an iconic preacher for the ages.  His sharp intellect, legendary oratory and unmatched understanding of the gospel led to a well-earned reputation among many as the […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Obama signs Slain Officer Family Support Act

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to change the tax deadline to allow people who donated money after Jan. 1 to charities that help the families of two slain cops apply for an immediate tax deduction rather than wait until next year. The Slain Officer Family Support […]

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President Obama Signs Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015 Into Law

Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015. The bill was authored by Rep. Jeffries (D-NY) and co-sponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) in the House of Representatives. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) led the effort to pass the bill in the Senate.   The legislation extends […]

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Daily Beast: Can SXSW Make Policy Cool?

With the dust from the corporate Mardi Gras settling on the streets of Austin, it’s time for some sober self-assessment.  After all, South By Southwest is supposed to be a party with a purpose.  And this year there were promising signs from the must unlikely suspects: politicians. From Republican Senators like Rand Paul and Jerry […]

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House Passes Jeffries Bill to Support Families of Assassinated New York City Police Detectives

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed H.R. 5127, the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015, a bi-partisan piece of legislation sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is an original co-sponsor of the bill. The legislation extends the tax deadline so that individuals making charitable donations […]