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REPS. JEFFRIES & WALTZ, SENS. CARDIN & RUBIO REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO UPGRADE U.S. FOREIGN AID STRATEGY TO HAITI

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Michael Waltz (R-FL) as well as U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced the reintroduction of the Haiti Development, Accountability and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act. Originally passed by the House in November during the 116th Congress, the bipartisan, bicameral legislation would assess the effectiveness of U.S. […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN WILL CREATE PROSPERITY & OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY SINGLE ZIP CODE

NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke directly to his constituents in the 8th Congressional District and residents of New York City about the American Rescue Plan and how it is working to crush the virus, provide direct assistance to everyday New Yorkers, ensure that businesses can reopen, and lay the foundation to revive […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES JOINS SEN. GILLIBRAND, REPS. NADLER, MALONEY, MEEKS, MENG AND ESPAILLAT TO ANNOUNCE BICAMERAL LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH AFRICAN BURIAL MEMORIAL MUSEUM IN NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Rep. Hakeem Jeffries joined  U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, as well as U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng and Adriano Espaillat to announce the reintroduction of the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center Act. The lawmakers announced the legislation in lower Manhattan at the […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & KIM INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO IMPROVE LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY FOR VETERANS

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Young Kim (R-CA) announced the introduction of the Veterans and Family Information Act to improve non-English language accessibility for veterans, their families and caregivers.  The legislation would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to make versions of all of its fact sheets available in the ten most commonly spoken languages […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, HUFFMAN, FITZPATRICK AND BUCHANAN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO SUPPORT VITAL EFFORTS TO CONSERVE ENDANGERED AMPHIBIANS

WASHINGTON, DC – In advance of World Frog Day, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced the Global Amphibians Protection Act. The legislation will support the conservation of highly endangered amphibian species across the globe. Amphibians are some of the oldest species in the world, some existing before the […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & TAYLOR INTRODUCE THE BIPARTISAN KENNETH P. THOMPSON BEGIN AGAIN ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Van Taylor (R-TX) introduced the Kenneth P. Thompson Begin Again Act. The bipartisan legislation would allow judges to expunge the records of low-level drug offenders to provide them with a second chance. Thompson served as the District Attorney of Kings County, New York, from 2014 until his […]

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HELP IS ON THE WAY. THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN IS THE LAW OF THE LAND.

Last week the House of Representatives passed and President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillionlegislation will put shots in arms to crush the virus, deliver survival checks to you, get children back in schools, keep people in jobs and help our small businesses stay open. The American Rescue Plan will also deliver more than $12 billion to the New York State and $6 billion to the New York City governments so they can […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: HELP IS ON THE WAY. WE WILL SEND THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S DESK

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a Member of the Budget Committee, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.  WATCH Remarks as delivered: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century crisis. It requires a once-in-a-century comprehensive, compassionate and […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, SCOTT, ARMSTRONG AND BACON INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO ELIMINATE SENTENCING DISPARITY BETWEEN CRACK AND POWDER COCAINE

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act. The bipartisan legislation would eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and retroactively apply it to those already convicted or sentenced. The sentencing disparity between […]