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Rep. Jeffries Statement On President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “The dysfunction that characterized Congress in 2013 must yield to a year of legislative action on behalf of the American people. President Obama made clear that he is […]

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Rep. Jeffries, Twelve House Colleagues Introduce The Hate Crime Reporting Act Of 2014

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), joined by twelve Members of the House of Representatives, introduced H.R. 3878, “The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014.”  This legislation will provide essential information on the presence of criminal activity and hate speech on the Internet. It has the support of 45 diverse advocacy groups. “The Internet […]

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Canarsie, South Brooklyn Communities Added To NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Assemblyman Nick Perry (AD-58) announced the addition of Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown to the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. The program provides funding for rebuilding and redevelopment assistance to communities that were crippled by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Irene and Lee. […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement On The Death Of Menachem Stark

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of Mr. Menachem Stark: “The New York Post crossed the line of journalistic decency with its sensational coverage of the death of Menachem Stark.   A wife has lost a husband.  Children have lost a father.  The community […]

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Rep. Jeffries Lauds Decision To Keep Interfaith Medical Center Open

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the postponement of Interfaith Medical Center’s closure: “The community is thankful that Governor Cuomo and the State Department of Health have recognized the need to continue supporting Interfaith Medical Center at this difficult moment. The hospital remains on life support, but today […]

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Rep. Jeffries On The Potential Closure Of Interfaith Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the potential closing of Interfaith Medical Center: “The failure of mediation to produce a positive result for the community is deeply disappointing, but the fight to save Interfaith hospital remains alive. We will not rest until there is a viable and comprehensive […]

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Rep. Jeffries Denounces Rise Of Anti-Semitism In The Ukraine

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released a letter recently sent to the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Olexander Motsyk, in response to rising levels of anti-Semitism and racial intolerance in the Ukraine that is spearheaded by the fast-rising Svoboda political party. “Despite the Ukrainian government’s efforts to battle racial intolerance, use […]

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House and Senate Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Amend the Trademark Act of 1946

WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House and Senate introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the United States or any state or local government to register official insignia for federal trademark protection.  Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Ted Poe (TX-2) introduced H.R. 3713 in the House and Senators Klobuchar (MN), Charles Schumer (NY) and Mike […]

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Rep. Jeffries On The Appointment Of William Bratton As NYC Police Commissioner

WASHINGTON – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the appointment of William Bratton as the new police commissioner for the City of New York: “The newly designated police commissioner is a highly respected law enforcement professional with a track record in Los Angeles of both reducing crime and having a meaningful working […]