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House Passes $50.7B Sandy Disaster Relief Bill

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“We Must All Do More To Combat Escalating Gun Violence Ravaging Our Communities”

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Fort-Greene-Clinton Hill Patch: “Hakeem Jeffries Talks House Budget Committee, Working With Paul Ryan”

“It's not just a numbers game,” the newly elected Congressman said of drafting a budget. Now that he's settled in as a member of the House of Representatives, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, D-8, is ready to throw down for his constituents. The newly elected Congressman stopped by Brooklyn Community Board 2's general meeting Wednesday night, thanking […]


Amsterdam News – New York: “Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Quietly Gets To Work”

After winning a commanding victory to succeed Ed Towns as representative of Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District, Hakeem Jeffries was sworn into office as a member of the 113th Congress last week. His first official words were of appreciation and promise. “It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of New York’s 8th Congressional […]


Queens Chronicle: “New Members Of Queens Delegation Enter Congress”

The borough’s congressional delegation added three new faces to its roster on Jan. 3 with the swearing in of Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Steve Israel (D-Long Island) Queens’ new legislators entered the 113th Congress at a time of deep partisan division and mounting fiscal headaches. All three promised to ignore the […]


Politicker: “Hakeem Jeffries Appointed to House Budget Committee”

Now that he’s arrived on Capitol Hill, freshman Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has been appointed to the Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is chaired by Paul Ryan and, in an email to supporters announcing the appointment, his campaign sounded rather excited about the possibility for Mr. Jeffries to directly tangle with the former Republican vice presidential […]

Uncategorized “CBC Ready For Obama II”

Energized with a new chairman and five new freshman House members, the Congressional Black Caucus was sworn in for the 113th Congress Jan. 3 with a pledge from incoming Chairman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) to “play to win” with the Obama administration in the battle for jobs, income opportunity and political influence for Black America. “I’m […]

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House Passes $9.7B In Sandy Flood Aid

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) cast an important vote in support of a measure that passed the House 354-67 on January 3, 2013 authorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to raise the borrowing authority by $9.7 billion in order to cover claims by […]


The Island Now: “Temple, Ministry Build Interfaith Ties”

Temple Beth El will host newly elected U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) for a Martin Luther King day service on Jan. 18, marking the latest chapter in the 26-year-old dialogue between the Jewish and black communities at Beth El and Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Jeffries, a state Assemblyman who will succeed 30-year incumbent Edolphus Towns […]