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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF BOLD DEMOCRACY REFORM, H.R.1 – THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the passage of H.R.1 – the For the People Act of 2021, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: “Today, House Democrats passed a once-in-a-generation democracy reform to clean up corruption in Washington and return our government to everyday Americans. Since our election to the majority in 2018, we […]

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REP. JEFFRIES, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK & GWEN CARR ANNOUNCE REINTRODUCTION OF BILL TO CRIMINALIZE THE CHOKEHOLD

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), the National Action Network and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, announced the reintroduction of the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act, legislation to make the chokehold and other strangulation tactics illegal under federal civil rights law. The bill, originally introduced by Rep. Jeffries in 2015, is included […]

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HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES REP. JEFFRIES BIPARTISAN BILL TO PROTECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LAWYERS AND INCARCERATED CLIENTS

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in a vote of 414 to 11, the House of Representatives passed the Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act. Introduced by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the bipartisan legislation would bring prison policy into the 21st Century by applying attorney-client privilege to electronic communications sent or received through the Bureau of Prisons’ […]

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Reps. Jeffries and Mace and Sens. Tillis and Leahy Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Supporting Creative Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that directs the Register of Copyrights to waive the copyright registration fee for winners of the Congressional Art Competition and the Congressional App Competition. Currently, the Register of Copyrights, Shira Perlmutter, does […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in recognition of Black History Month, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement:  “African Americans have been here since before there was a country. We arrived on these shores in 1619 in shackles and as a result of our blood, our sweat, our tears, our intellect, our ingenuity, […]

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REP. JEFFRIES REINTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL TO PROTECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LAWYERS AND INCARCERATED CLIENTS

BROOKLYN, NY – This week, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act. This bipartisan legislation would bring prison policy into the 21st Century by applying attorney-client privilege to electronic communications sent or received through the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) email system. In […]

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REP. JEFFRIES TO MSNBC’S CHRIS HAYES: “WE CAN’T ALLOW THE RADICALIZATION OF THESE INDIVIDUALS GO WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE. THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY.”

NEW YORK – In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes to describe threats made against him and his family as a result of the big lie perpetuated by former President Trump and supported by so many Republicans. WATCH HAYES: Congressman, just tell […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement:  “Today marks a day of great renewal in America. As we confront a once-in-a-century pandemic and economic crisis, the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President represents a beacon of […]

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Jeffries, Kuster Reintroduce Legislation to Ensure the U.S. is Prepared to Produce, Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced the Coronavirus Vaccine and Therapeutic Development Act to ensure that the United States will be able to mass-produce and administer COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics quickly and efficiently. This bill is an updated version of the Coronavirus Vaccine Development Act, which Kuster and Jeffries introduced last June. […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: DONALD TRUMP IS A LIVING, BREATHING IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection against the United States through encouraging his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol. In a vote of 232 to 197, the Article passed with the support of 10 Republicans who joined Democrats […]