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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, voted to pass the “Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2021.” The bill passed by a vote of 217 to 213, with 208 Republicans voting against this lifesaving measure. The legislation will restore and update the prior assault weapons ban that Republicans let […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WHAT THIS CRITICAL, LIFESAVING LEGISLATION DOES IS TO BAN WEAPONS OF WAR

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke during a House Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 1808, the “Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2021,” before voting to advance it to the Floor of the House of Representatives for full consideration. The bill passed committee on a vote of 25 to […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the Judiciary Committee, voted to pass H.R. 8404, the Respect for Marriage Act, bipartisan legislation to enshrine and protect marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples. Rep. Jeffries was instrumental in drafting the legislative language to protect the marriage […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LEGENDARY BROOKLYN LEADER AL VANN

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of the Honorable Al Vann, a giant in every sense of the word.  Al Vann led the Black empowerment movement in Central Brooklyn, founded institutions that transformed lives, passed groundbreaking legislation in Albany and inspired generations of […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON CHIEF JUDGE JANET DIFIORE

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 after Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who single handedly aided and abetted Republican attacks on the redistricting process in New York, announced she was stepping down:  “Good riddance.”

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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 […]