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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Fatal NYPD Shooting of Unarmed Black Male Akai Gurley in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the fatal NYPD shooting of an unarmed black male, Akai Gurley, in Brooklyn:     “The senseless killing of another unarmed African-American male by the NYPD should shock the conscience of all New Yorkers and the nation. At this point, talk is […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Hakeem Jeffries & Yvette Clarke to Discuss President Obama’s Historic Executive Order on Immigration and Call on Congress to Finish the Job

Brooklyn, NY – Tomorrow, Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) will discuss President Obama’s historic executive order on immigration, issued in the face of continued Republican obstruction.  Collectively, Reps. Clarke and Jeffries represent the largest Caribbean-American community in the country in their Brooklyn-based districts. The […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Today’s Election as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus

New York, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on his unanimous election to serve as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus:   “Congratulations to Rep. G.K. Butterfield, the incoming Chairperson, and the newly-elected members of the executive board. It is a high honor and distinct privilege to be elected as […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Synagogue Attack in West Jerusalem

WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning the synagogue attack in West Jerusalem: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the four rabbis who tragically lost their lives in the savage attack on the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue. Those responsible for this cowardly act of terror will be brought […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Change in Minor Marijuana Possession Arrest Policy

Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the New York Police Department’s change to its minor marijuana possession arrest policy:    “This change appears to be a step in the right direction and a good-faith attempt by the Mayor to achieve a more equitable approach to minor marijuana possession in New York […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Nomination of Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to Replace Eric Holder as Attorney General

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the nomination of Loretta Lynch for United States Attorney General: “Loretta Lynch is a first-rate attorney, talented law enforcement professional and principled public servant. Her career journey is the absolute embodiment of the American dream, and she will serve this great country […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Appointment of Ben Tucker as First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD

New York, NY– Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the appointment of Ben Tucker as the First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD: “The departure of Chief Banks, which seems to have been unnecessarily provoked, left a gaping hole that the police department will struggle to fill. Ben Tucker has an interesting […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Appointment of Ben Tucker as First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD

New York, NY– Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the appointment of Ben Tucker as the First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD: “The departure of Chief Banks, which seems to have been unnecessarily provoked, left a gaping hole that the police department will struggle to fill. Ben Tucker has an interesting […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Departure of Chief Phillip Banks III

New York, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the resignation of NYPD Chief Phillip Banks III: “Chief Phillip Banks III is a talented law enforcement professional whose intelligence, strength and integrity helped make New York City a safer place for everyone. The departure of Chief Banks is another blow […]