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Rep. Jeffries Urges New York Governor to Support Music Production Tax Credit to Help State Remain Competitive in the Music Industry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries has urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to include the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit in the state’s budget. In a letter dated March 24, Rep. Jeffries notes that New York State has always been “the epicenter of great music.” However, in recent years the “music business has […]

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Rep. Jeffries, Seven House Members, Call for Inspector General Investigation Into FEMA Flood Insurance Fraud Debacle

Brooklyn, NY – In the wake of a growing scandal, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, whose district includes Coney Island, Howard Beach and other areas decimated by SuperStorm Sandy, has called upon FEMA’s Inspector General to investigate potential fraud in the insurance claims process for people who were victimized by the devastating storm. The letter, which […]

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Washington Post: SXSW Interactive now part tech showcase, part lobbying forum

AUSTIN, Texas — Every spring, thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors and descend on this state capital for the annual South by Southwest technology convention. Over the past few years, SXSW Interactive has become a draw for federal policymakers, too, including prominent administration officials and members of Congress, many of them looking to build a […]

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American Songwriter: Songwriter Equity Act Re-Introduced to Congress

On March 4 in Washington D.C., both Senators and members of the House of Representatives took a stand for American songwriters and their right for fair use, distribution and compensation.  The Songwriter Equity Act (SEA) was re-introduced to Congress in hopes of amending sections 114 and 115 of the Copyright Act to change and improve the process that sets […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the House Approval of a Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jeffries statement on the House approval of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill: “The collapse of the reckless Republican shutdown strategy is complete. These are dangerous times that require all hands on deck without distraction. The passage of legislation to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security is a critical step […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Arrest of Three Brooklyn Terror Suspects

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in response to the arrest of three Brooklyn terror suspects: “This development is a chilling reminder of why we must fund the Department of Homeland Security immediately. These three terror suspects appear to have been plotting to take the lives of innocent Americans, […]

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Observer: Democrats Bash ‘Dumb’ and ‘Dangerous’ GOP as Homeland Security Shut Down Nears

A group of House Democrats stood inside the LaGuardia Airport Marine Air Terminal today to blast Republicans in Congress for an impasse that may shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the end of the week. Congress members Steve Israel, Kathleen Rice, Hakeem Jeffries and Joseph Crowley derided “dumb” and “dangerous” Republicans for attaching […]

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Reps. Jeffries, King introduce bipartisan legislation to support families of assassinated New York City police detectives

Washington, DC – Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Republican Rep. Peter King (NY-02) have introduced the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015, a piece of legislation that would extend the tax deadline so that individuals making charitable donations for the families of assassinated New York Police Department (NYPD) Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael […]

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NY Daily News: Congressmen propose tax deduction extension for donations to families of slain NYPD cops

Doing the right thing could come with a writeoff. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) and Pete King (R-L.I.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the tax deduction period for anyone contributing to the families of two slain city cops. “Whenever tragedy occurs, it’s important for representatives of the community to step up and do the right thing,” […]