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U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Urge City Hall to Increase Support for the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program

BROOKLYN, NY – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stood on the steps of City Hall to strongly support a substantial increase in funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program. This program is a crucial first step in the careers of thousands of young people across New York City. […]

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Reps. Jeffries, Gowdy, Butterfield, & Collins Lead Bipartisan Effort to Eliminate Deadly Synthetic Drug Abuse

Washington, DC –A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Trey Gowdy (SC-4) , G.K. Butterfield (NC-1) and Chris Collins (NY-27),  have introduced a bill designed to measure and mitigate the detrimental effects of synthetic drugs across America. The Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2016, H.R. 5020, would require the […]

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Rep. Jeffries statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC — Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court: “Merrick Garland is a highly-qualified nominee with an impeccable professional background and judicial temperament. His life’s journey is a classic embodiment of the American dream. […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on President Obama’s New Executive Actions on Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning his support for President Obama’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer: “With this historic action, President Obama has taken a significant step toward making America a safer place. Over the past decade, more than 100,000 […]

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New York Times: 2 Congressmen Propose Barring U.S. Prosecutors From Reading Inmates’ Emails to Lawyers

A bill introduced on Thursday by two members of Congress would bar federal prosecutors from reading emails between inmates and their lawyers, ending a practice that has angered defense lawyers and divided judges. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from Brooklyn, and Doug Collins, a Republican from Georgia, sponsored the bill, which Mr. Jeffries said would […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Third Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

New York, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in connection with the forthcoming third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy: “Three years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated many of the neighborhoods I represent in Southern Brooklyn and Queens, including Coney Island, Sea Gate, Canarsie and Howard Beach.  New Yorkers are a strong and […]

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Rep. Jeffries Calls for House Judiciary Committee Hearing Into Online Fantasy Sports Industry

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the need for transparency and accountability in the fantasy sports industry: “The recent revelation of possible impropriety and improper access to information at a popular online fantasy sports company is deeply troubling. The fantasy sports industry has grown into a multi-billion […]