Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York


Latest News

Oct 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – On September 4, 2019, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the House Judiciary and Budget committees, released the following statement on his sponsorship of a series of bills designed to drive down healthcare costs and expand coverage for everyday Americans: 

Jul 2, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK – Earlier today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) and Max Rose (NY-11) hosted a press conference addressing the vile comments made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in reference to immigrants and Hispanic Members of Congress.

Jun 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Representative Doug Collins (GA-09) introduced the bipartisan “Terminating the Extension of Rights Misappropriated” (TERM) Act of 2019.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representatives in support of the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act.

Apr 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, U.S.

Apr 12, 2019 In The News


By: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Apr 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Fair Licensing Access for Governments (FLAG) Act. The legislation would allow government entities to obtain federal trademark protection for their flags, symbols, insignia and seals.

Feb 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the bipartisan 21st Century Respect Act authored by Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Representative Steve Chabot (OH-01) passed the United States House of Representatives as a fully incorporated part of S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act.

Feb 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement:


In The News

Jul 10, 2018 In The News

NEW YORK, NY – Today, New York Congressional Democrats led by U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Nydia Velazquez (NY-07), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Greg Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), unveiled A Better Deal on Public Housing & Ladders of Opportunity for families in New York City and across America.

Jun 5, 2018 In The News

After the House passed its bipartisan prison reform bill late last month, GOP Rep. Doug Collins and Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quickly met on the floor for a celebratory embrace.

Feb 16, 2018 In The News

What a difference a year makes. While in 2017 efforts to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system seemed to fizzle out completely on Capitol Hill, this year it seems to be gaining momentum – and that's in part because of the president himself.

Jan 6, 2017 In The News

Two New Yorkers running for president (three if you count Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders)—what could be better?

Well, just about anything, it turns.

Nov 28, 2016 In The News

The economic anxiety in America "is real" and Democrats need to travel to "the heartland, inner-city communities and rural America" with a unified economic plan they can clearly articulate, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn wrote in a letter to colleagues as he seeks to become co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Mar 14, 2016 In The News

Democrats and Republicans denounced the Department of Veterans Affairs for denying disability benefits to thousands of veterans who say they were exposed to toxic drinking water.

Nov 3, 2015 In The News

The Tompkins Houses was the scene of a horrific crime last year — the execution of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Weinjain Liu — shot while sitting in their patrol car.