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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE EXTREME SUPREME COURT DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement: “The decision by the runaway, radical, right wing Supreme Court majority to take away the long-held right to have an abortion is an assault on freedom, the Constitution and the values […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE EXTREME SUPREME COURT DECISION TO FLOOD NYC STREETS WITH GUNS

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following the Supreme Court’s decision in the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen case, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a Member of the Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement: “The decision reached today by an extreme, radical and runaway Supreme Court defies common sense and […]

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STATEMENT FROM REPRESENTATIVE HAKEEM JEFFRIES

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement: “As part of routine testing while in Washington, D.C., I received a positive COVID PCR test result. Thankfully, I am not currently symptomatic. Under guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician, I am isolating and working from home. Most importantly, I am grateful […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WE MUST ADDRESS THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC DECISIVELY AND ALLOW AMERICA TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF ITSELF

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the Judiciary Committee, spoke on the Floor of the House before voting for H.R. 7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act, comprehensive anti-gun violence legislation. The United States has 4% of the world’s population but more than 40% of the […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON FLORIDA AND NEW YORK REDISTRICTING COURT DECISIONS 

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement:  “The Florida Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place a heavily-gerrymandered, Republican-drawn congressional map is egregious but not surprising.  Partisan Republicans and their judicial co-conspirators in New York and Florida […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON UNCONSTITUTIONAL MAP RELEASED IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

BROOKLYN, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement regarding the revised Congressional District map released by Jonathan Cervas, the Special Master chosen by Judge Patrick McAllister to redraw the maps created by a supermajority vote in the State Legislature.  “The map prepared by an unelected, out-of-town special master and rubber-stamped in the dead […]

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REP. JEFFRIES BLASTS DRAFT MAP THAT VICIOUSLY TARGETS BLACK REPRESENTATION

BROOKLYN, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement regarding the draft Congressional District maps released by Jonathan Cervas, the Special Master chosen by Judge Patrick McAllister to redraw the maps created by a supermajority vote in the State Legislature.  “The draft map released by a Judicial Overseer in Steuben County and unelected, out-of-town […]

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REP. JEFFRIES BLASTS SO-CALLED PUBLIC HEARING ON CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING

BROOKLYN, NY – Following today’s sole public hearing on the redistricting process mandated by the New York Court of Appeals, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries issued the below statement. On Monday, Rep. Jeffries wrote to Judge Patrick McAllister asking him to immediately schedule additional hearings on the process at sites accessible to all New Yorkers. He never received a response.  “The flawed […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES: UNACCEPTABLE FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR TO BE EXCLUDED FROM REDISTRICTING PROCESS. SCHEDULE ADDITIONAL HEARINGS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE. 

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) was joined by members of the UNITY MAP COALITION at a press conference regarding the millions of New Yorkers being denied a meaningful opportunity to present their views as it relates to legislative representation in Albany and in Congress through the court-ordered redistricting process.  WATCH “Millions and millions of […]