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WABC-NY: Brooklyn Lawmakers Battle NRA On Looting Comments

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NY1 News: Brooklyn Rep. Fires Back At NRA Head’s Post-Storm Crime Claims

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NY1 News: House Committee Debates Immigration Reform

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People’s World: Immigration Reform Fight Begins In Earnest

  [[{“fid”:”331″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”300″,”width”:”520″,”style”:”width: 520px; height: 300px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid;”,”title”:”HJ Immigration Coalition – Ppls World”,”class”:”media-element file-full”},”link_text”:null}]] The battle for comprehensive immigration reform has moved into high gear since President Barack Obama's Jan. 27 speech in Reno, Nev. In the past few days alone, the House Judiciary Committee has begun immigration hearings and Obama has himself met […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Courts Kick Off Black History Month With Ceremony Featuring Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

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Queens Chronicle: “Freshman Class”

[[{“fid”:”260″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”399″,”width”:”300″,”style”:”line-height: 14.666666984558105px; width: 240px; height: 333px; float: left; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 6px;”,”title”:”Meng-HJ-Maloney”,”class”:”media-element file-full”},”link_text”:null}]] New York State’s three newest members of Congress enjoy a breather outside the Capitol Monday afternoon on the day of President Obama’s inauguration. Congresswoman Grace Meng, left, (D-Queens) and Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-Queens and Brooklyn) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Hudson […]