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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Trayvon Martin’s Killer Being Able to Profit from the Grizzly Killing that Took the 17-year Old Unarmed Boy’s Life

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the effort by the adult killer of Trayvon Martin to auction off the gun used to take the 17-year-old unarmed boy’s life: “Trayvon Martin’s cold-blooded killer should […]

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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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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 […]

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Reps. Jeffries & Clarke Seek Help From Obama Administration in Combating Gun Violence in NYC

  NEW YORK, NY – Amidst an outbreak of gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout many parts of New York City, including the tragic shooting of Carey Gabay, a 43-year-old counsel to Governor Cuomo, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) today gathered on the steps of city hall to outline federal action that […]

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Bipartisan House Coalition Launches Caucus Aimed at Criminal Justice Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the midst of growing bipartisan recognition that America must confront our overcriminalization problem, a group of Democratic and Republican members of Congress have launched an effort to comprehensively address public safety and our broken criminal justice system. U.S. Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Raul Labrador (R-ID), Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) […]