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BMI: Songwriter Equity Act Gains Support in Congress

The Songwriter Equity Act, which is the result of a collaborative effort between BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), is garnering support in Congress. Since the introduction of the bill three weeks ago in Washington, D.C., its sponsor, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Georgia), […]

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Bahamas Weekly: CARICOM ambassadors participate in roundtable with CBC members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, along with other Ambassadors or their representatives from CARICOM-member countries participated in a roundtable discussion with three members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Thursday, March 13, in a committee room at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill. […]

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News One Now: NY Rep. Co-Signs AG’s Move To Reduce Drug-Related Sentences …

As previously reported by NewsOne, Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for a change in how federal sentencing guidelines are used to handle the cases of drug trafficking offenders. Under a new proposal, only the most-serious offenders would receive the tougher penalties under the law thus reducing sentences. New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined “NewsOne Now” Friday […]

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Rep. Jeffries And House Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Inventor Thomas Jennings

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NY1: Brooklyn Man Celebrates 112th Birthday With Family and Friends

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House Passes Bill To Provide Financial Assistance For Ukraine

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement after voting in support of legislation that will provide for one billion dollars in loan guarantees to Ukraine. Rep. Jeffries is a co-sponsor of the measure that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 385 – 23: “The financial assistance provided in […]

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Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Co-Sponsored By Rep. Jeffries Passes The House

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. Rep. Jeffries is an original cosponsor of H.R. 3370, which passed the House 306 – 91 on March 4, 2014: “The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will halt premium rate increases […]