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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE CASH ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the CASH Act of 2020, legislation to secure $2,000 direct payment checks for everyday Americans. “2020 has been a rough year filled with trials and tribulations, anchored in the fact that America is dealing with a public health […]

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REP. JEFFRIES TO CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS: DO THE RIGHT THING. PASS THE CASH ACT.

NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke directly to his constituents in the 8th Congressional District and residents of New York City about House Democrat’s efforts to secure $2000 direct payment checks for the American people. This morning, House Republicans blocked a request by House Democrats to increase economic impact payments to $2,000, an […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON FUNDING FOR THE FIRST STEP ACT IN OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

NEW YORK – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which includes provisions to fund the continued implementation of the First Step Act. The spending bill provides $409,483,000 in funding for fiscal year 2021. Signed into law in 2018, the First Step Act was historic, bipartisan legislation to position newly released individuals to […]

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USA TODAY: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries draws inspiration from both the Bible and Biggie Smalls. Can he unite Democrats’ warring factions?

USA TODAY: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries draws inspiration from both the Bible and Biggie Smalls. Can he unite Democrats’ warring factions? MAUREEN GROPPE – DECEMBER 21, 2020 WASHINGTON – New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries didn’t think twice about using rap lyrics to argue why President Donald Trump should be removed from office earlier this year. Standing in […]

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REP. JEFFRIES ON HOUSE FLOOR: THE TREACHEROUS AND SEDITIOUS BEHAVIOR MUST END

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), in a heartfelt speech on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, condemned the treacherous and seditious behavior of those in the nation who refuse to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States.  Given the failure to produce a shred […]

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Reps. Jeffries, Garcia and Pressley Introduce Transit Parity Resolution

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) along with 30 Members of Congress introduced a resolution declaring that public transit is a national priority which requires funding equal to the level of highway funding. Currently, Congress uses a 40-year precedent to determine funding for highways and public transportation. […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF GENERAL LLOYD AUSTIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement after President-elect Biden nominated retired General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense:  “Lloyd Austin is a groundbreaking, visionary, highly capable patriot who has dedicated his life to protecting and serving the American people. It is beyond peradventure […]

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New York Times: House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

New York Times: House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Catie Edmondson – December 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana-related convictions, as Democrats sought to roll back and compensate for decades of drug policies that have disproportionately affected low-income communities of color. The […]

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REP. JEFFRIES ON HOUSE FLOOR: DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA AND BRING TO LIFE THE PRINCIPLE OF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation would end the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act and facilitate the expungement of low-level federal marijuana convictions, as well as incentivizing state […]

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HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES: STATEMENT ON VOTE TO CONFIRM AMY CONEY BARRETT TO THE SUPREME COURT

NEW YORK – Following the Senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: “The Republican-controlled Senate rushed to rubber stamp President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court while they have refused to lift a finger to address the worsening public health crisis […]