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Black Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court To Strike Down Wisconsin Voter ID Laws

WASHINGTON –– The Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday submitted an amicus brief in the Wisconsin voter I.D. case, BuzzFeed News has learned. The primary question before the Supreme Court is whether Wisconsin’s voter I.D. law, touted in recent speeches by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a presidential hopeful, violates the Constitutional guarantee of equal protection under […]

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Rep. Jeffries statement on the indictment of NYPD Officer Peter Liang in the death of unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in response to the indictment of NYPD officer Peter Liang in the death of unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley: “The effort to strengthen the relationship between the police and the community necessarily involves holding an officer accountable when an innocent life is taken […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Coney Island school gets more than $16M for Sandy-related repairs

U.S. Sens. Chuck E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday announced $16.2 million in federal funding to the New York City School Construction Authority for permanent work of P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School of Coney Island, as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Flooding from storm surge caused severe damage to […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries explains Brooklyn’s progress

According to U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), “Brooklyn continues to be on the rise.” In an exclusive interview with this reporter, Jeffries discussed his views on the borough’s need for safe affordable housing and preservation of diversity. He also highlighted Brooklyn’s steps toward the goal of an equal application of the law. The congressman gave his […]

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Fort Greene Focus: Jeffries Talks Jobs, Housing, Employment And Immigration In State Of The District Address

“I work in an immigrant community, so it’s a challenge [for anyone]to touch on things that affects everyone, but he did: on police, housing, employment and immigration,” said Lovly, a Canarsie mom and community advocate. “It isn’t all talk [either]because he is very practical and has worked with us on social needs and real life […]

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Politico: Dems’ House task force to hone 2016 messaging

House Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a new task force that party leaders hope will reboot their messaging strategy ahead of 2016. Democrats lost 13 seats on Election Day, and there has been strong criticism from within the Democratic Caucus that the party’s message was badly out of step with the American public.   Minority […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

“In the face of unprecedented GOP obstruction, President Obama has led a successful rescue of the American economy. The President took office at the outset of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Today, our country is experiencing a sustained period of economic growth and job creation, the unemployment rate has drastically declined and […]

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Rep. Jeffries Appointed to the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee

Washington, DC – On the heels of his recent election as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been selected to serve on the powerful U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over general education and workforce matters including the debate over Common Core, President Obama’s […]