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Jeffries Statement On House Republican-Led Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the government shutdown due to the failure of the House Republicans to pass a responsible resolution to keep the government funded: “This is a sad moment in our nation’s history where a band of Tea Party ideological extremists and their co-conspirators have shutdown the United […]

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Jeffries Statement On Possible Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after voting against the latest GOP proposal designed to shutdown the government: “House Republicans continue to put forth extreme legislative proposals that have no chance to pass the Senate or be signed into law by the President.  The Tea Party dominated GOP has deliberately set in […]

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Jeffries Statement on Conflict in Syria

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement with respect to the ongoing conflict in Syria: “President Obama did the right thing by seeking congressional authorization, and we must now carefully evaluate whether the use of force is appropriate.  The situation in Syria is a serious one and the use of […]

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Rep. Jeffries, Community Leaders Call For Preservation Of Health Services At Interfaith Medical Center

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Jeffries: Stop And Frisk Found Unconstitutional

Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after a federal court ruled that the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) stop and frisk program is unconstitutional: “Black and Latino communities throughout New York City have long understood that the NYPD stop and frisk program is out-of-control.  We are gratified that a federal […]

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Jeffries, Chaffetz Introduce The Bureau Of Corrections Renaming Act

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2984, the Bureau of Corrections Renaming Act of 2013.  This bipartisan legislation would rename the “Bureau of Prisons” – under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice – to the “Bureau of Corrections.” “Genuine reformation of incarcerated individuals starts within the institution in […]

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Rep. Jeffries To Join Official Congressional Delegation To Israel

WASHINGTON – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), a member of the House Budget and Judiciary committees, will travel to Israel next week with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other members of the Democratic Caucus.  During the trip, the Congressional delegation will participate in a series of meetings and informational briefings with government and military officials and […]

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Rep. Jeffries Introduces The American Public Housing Act

WASHINGTON-  On July, 16, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) introduced H.R. 2695, the “American Public Housing Act of 2013,” which will exempt federal public housing funding from any future budget cuts or additional potential rounds of sequestration. “Public housing programs are an essential need for many hard-working Americans who struggle to find affordable housing,” said […]

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Members Of NYC Congressional Delegation Seek Thorough DOJ Investigation & Potential Prosecution Of George Zimmerman For Civil Rights Violations

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Rep. Jeffries Denounces Trayvon Martin Verdict

Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin: “Once again, the court system has failed to deliver justice in a racially-tinged matter that involves the killing of an innocent, unarmed African-American male.  The Justice Department must open an […]