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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON UNCONSTITUTIONAL MAP RELEASED IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

BROOKLYN, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement regarding the revised Congressional District map released by Jonathan Cervas, the Special Master chosen by Judge Patrick McAllister to redraw the maps created by a supermajority vote in the State Legislature.  “The map prepared by an unelected, out-of-town special master and rubber-stamped in the dead […]

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REP. JEFFRIES BLASTS DRAFT MAP THAT VICIOUSLY TARGETS BLACK REPRESENTATION

BROOKLYN, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement regarding the draft Congressional District maps released by Jonathan Cervas, the Special Master chosen by Judge Patrick McAllister to redraw the maps created by a supermajority vote in the State Legislature.  “The draft map released by a Judicial Overseer in Steuben County and unelected, out-of-town […]

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REP. JEFFRIES TO JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS: WHY ARE YOU SUCH A HATER? 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke in a House Judiciary Committee markup on H.R. 7647, the “Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act of 2022.” At the markup, Rep. Jeffries remarked on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas complaining about so-called “bullying” directed at the Court after a […]

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REP. JEFFRIES BLASTS SO-CALLED PUBLIC HEARING ON CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING

BROOKLYN, NY – Following today’s sole public hearing on the redistricting process mandated by the New York Court of Appeals, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries issued the below statement. On Monday, Rep. Jeffries wrote to Judge Patrick McAllister asking him to immediately schedule additional hearings on the process at sites accessible to all New Yorkers. He never received a response.  “The flawed […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES: UNACCEPTABLE FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR TO BE EXCLUDED FROM REDISTRICTING PROCESS. SCHEDULE ADDITIONAL HEARINGS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE. 

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) was joined by members of the UNITY MAP COALITION at a press conference regarding the millions of New Yorkers being denied a meaningful opportunity to present their views as it relates to legislative representation in Albany and in Congress through the court-ordered redistricting process.  WATCH “Millions and millions of […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court: “It was an honor to be present on the Senate floor for the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, WATERS LEAD CBC COLLEAGUES TO CALL FOR SENATE VOTE ON BIPARTISAN EQUAL ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led all House Members of the Congressional Black Caucus in calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin to bring H.R. 1693, the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: IT’S TIME TO END THE FEDERAL CANNABIS PROHIBITION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3617, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021. 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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REP. JEFFRIES: THE AFFORDABLE INSULIN NOW ACT WILL LOWER OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS TO $35 PER MONTH. ONCE AGAIN, DEMOCRATS DELIVER FOR THE PEOPLE.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the passage of H.R. 6833, the Affordable Insulin Now Act. The legislation would cap the out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month. 1 in 4 Americans who rely on insulin have cut back or skipped […]