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PRESIDENT BIDEN SIGNS REP. JEFFRIES BIPARTISAN BILL TO IMPROVE LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY FOR VETERANS

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) applauded President Biden for signing the Veterans and Family Information Act into law. The bill will improve non-English language accessibility for veterans, their families and caregivers.  Specifically, the legislation directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make versions of all its fact sheets available in the ten most commonly spoken languages […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: THE HOUSE WILL HOLD PAUL GOSAR ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS VIOLENT AND DEPLORABLE BEHAVIOR

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on a resolution censuring Representative Paul Gosar for sharing a video depicting him murdering Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.  WATCH Remarks as Delivered:  “Inciting violence is unacceptable.  Threatening to kill a colleague, the President of the […]

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THE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT IS THE LAW OF THE LAND

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) joined President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the bill signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  From left to right: Rep. Grace Meng, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries at the White House for the signing […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & MCKINLEY INTRODUCE THE HALT OBESITY IN AMERICA ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and David McKinley (R-WV) announced the introduction of the Halt Obesity in America Act to expand evidence-based obesity prevention strategies to more parts of the country. The bill would extend eligibility for grants that increase access to healthier foods and safe places for physical activity to more high-obesity […]

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REP. JEFFRIES & SEN. SCHUMER LEAD LETTER REQUESTING FULL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HARBOR AND TRIBUTARIES FOCUS AREA FEASIBILITY STUDY

WASHINGTON, DC – Marking the 9-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Representative Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, along with Members of the New York and New Jersey Congressional delegations, sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting full funding of the New York/New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study.  “Today, […]

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BROOKLYN & QUEENS MEMBERS REQUEST FUNDING TO PROTECT JAMAICA BAY

WASHINGTON, DC – Marking the 9-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), along with Members of the New York Congressional delegation representing Brooklyn and Queens, sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting already approved funds be used to fund ecosystem restoration projects to benefit Jamaica Bay.  “While it has been nearly a […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WE MUST HOLD STEVE BANNON ACCOUNTABLE

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on a resolution finding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. WATCH Remarks as Delivered:  The House […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & ARMSTRONG APPLAUD OVERWHELMING HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE EQUAL ACT

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) applauded the passage of the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act in the House of Representatives 361 to 66. The bipartisan legislation would eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and retroactively apply it to those already convicted or […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WE ARE GOING TO PROTECT AND RESPECT A WOMAN’S FREEDOM TO MAKE HER OWN HEALTHCARE DECISIONS.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the passage of H.R. 3755: the Women’s Health Protection Act. The bill would enshrine the federal statutory right for healthcare providers to provide abortion care, and the federal statutory right for patients to receive it, free from unconstitutional […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES, NYC DELEGATION CALL ON GOV. HOCHUL TO EXTEND EVICTION MORATORIUM

BROOKLYN, NY – Over the weekend, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) led his colleagues in New York City’s Congressional delegation in calling on New York Governor Kathy Hochul to take the necessary actions within her authority to extend the state’s pause on evictions, currently set to expire on August 31, 2021. Following the Supreme Court’s recent decision effectively […]