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Washington Post: House Democrats vow new effort on economic aid as 117th Congress begins

Washington Post: House Democrats vow new effort on economic aid as 117th Congress begins Leaders point to ‘unfinished business’ after state and local aid, $2,000 checks weren’t part of last relief bill By Erica Werner – January 4, 2021 House Democrats vowed Monday to renew efforts on economic assistance — including state and local aid […]

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USA TODAY: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries draws inspiration from both the Bible and Biggie Smalls. Can he unite Democrats’ warring factions?

USA TODAY: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries draws inspiration from both the Bible and Biggie Smalls. Can he unite Democrats’ warring factions? MAUREEN GROPPE – DECEMBER 21, 2020 WASHINGTON – New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries didn’t think twice about using rap lyrics to argue why President Donald Trump should be removed from office earlier this year. Standing in […]

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New York Times: House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

New York Times: House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Catie Edmondson – December 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana-related convictions, as Democrats sought to roll back and compensate for decades of drug policies that have disproportionately affected low-income communities of color. The […]

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WASHINGTON POST – House impeachment managers: Trump is as lawless and corrupt as ever

Adam Schiff (Calif.), Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), Val Demings (Fla.), Sylvia Garcia (Tex.) and Jason Crow (Colo.) were the Democratic House managers in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Four months ago, we tried President Trump for abusing the power of his office in ways that undermined our country’s national […]

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Roll Call: The Next 100 Days: The Sky’s the Limit

By: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Our plan to give America’s middle class – and those working to get there – a boost  One hundred days ago, I stood with my fellow House Democrats and swore the oath of office. We raised our right hands and promised to uphold the Constitution in the midst of a needless […]

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Politico: House Clears Trump-Backed Criminal Justice Reform

The House overwhelmingly passed a major overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice laws on Thursday, marking a bipartisan achievement for lawmakers in both chambers and President Donald Trump in the waning days of the 115th Congress. The bill cleared the House 358-36 after passing in the Senate earlier this week. Trump, who used his bully […]

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Democrats: Invest $70 billion to Upgrade NYCHA and Public Housing Across America

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. In the aftermath […]