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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement on recent violence in the Middle East:  “The escalating violence in the Middle East is heartbreaking. The loss of any civilian life, be it Israeli or Palestinian, is a great tragedy. As a person of faith, I continue to pray for the children of […]

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Bipartisan Legislative Package Introduced to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Washington, D.C. – During a hearing of the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee today, lawmakers announced the introduction of a new bipartisan legislative package that will enhance efforts to lower prescription drug costs by taking on anticompetitive practices employed by large pharmaceutical companies. In a joint statement, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), […]

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REP. JEFFRIES INVITES BROOKLYN COMMUNITY LEADER TO BE HIS VIRTUAL GUEST TO PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) announced that Camara Jackson, the founder of Elite Learners, Inc. and a community leader in Brooklyn, will be his virtual guest at President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress.  “I am proud to announce that Camara Jackson will be my virtual guest to the Presidential Address,” said Rep. […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & MEEKS REQUEST AIRCRAFT TO BRING DISASTER RELIEF FROM NYC TO SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05) wrote to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo requesting assistance in securing aircraft to airlift disaster relief supplies procured from private citizens from New York City to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. On April 9, the La Soufrière volcano erupted causing an […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON JURY FINDING DEREK CHAUVIN GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement after a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd.  “In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, people of good will throughout America spoke up, stood up and showed up to demand justice. The jury has spoken and […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & WALTZ, SENS. CARDIN & RUBIO REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO UPGRADE U.S. FOREIGN AID STRATEGY TO HAITI

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Michael Waltz (R-FL) as well as U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced the reintroduction of the Haiti Development, Accountability and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act. Originally passed by the House in November during the 116th Congress, the bipartisan, bicameral legislation would assess the effectiveness of U.S. […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN WILL CREATE PROSPERITY & OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY SINGLE ZIP CODE

NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke directly to his constituents in the 8th Congressional District and residents of New York City about the American Rescue Plan and how it is working to crush the virus, provide direct assistance to everyday New Yorkers, ensure that businesses can reopen, and lay the foundation to revive […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES JOINS SEN. GILLIBRAND, REPS. NADLER, MALONEY, MEEKS, MENG AND ESPAILLAT TO ANNOUNCE BICAMERAL LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH AFRICAN BURIAL MEMORIAL MUSEUM IN NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Rep. Hakeem Jeffries joined  U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, as well as U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng and Adriano Espaillat to announce the reintroduction of the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center Act. The lawmakers announced the legislation in lower Manhattan at the […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & KIM INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO IMPROVE LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY FOR VETERANS

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Young Kim (R-CA) announced the introduction of the Veterans and Family Information Act to improve non-English language accessibility for veterans, their families and caregivers.  The legislation would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to make versions of all of its fact sheets available in the ten most commonly spoken languages […]