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REP. JEFFRIES: “THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE”

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on CNN with Jake Tapper to discuss yesterday’s violent insurrection at the United States Capitol and its failure to deter lawmakers from conducting their constitutional responsibility to certify that Joe Biden will be the 46thPresident of the United States […]

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REP. JEFFRIES, SEN. SCHUMER ANNOUNCE MALALA YOUSAFZAI SCHOLARSHIP ACT ON WAY TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

NEW LAW PROMOTES EQUALITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN PAKISTAN LEGISLATION NAMED FOR THE HERO, THE NOW 22-YEAR-OLD YOUNG WOMAN SHOT BY TALIBAN AT 15 FOR PURSUING HER EDUCATION; INSPIRED THE BOOK “I AM MALALA” AND BECAME A SYMBOL OF DETERMINATION AND EQUALITY FOR BILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Hakeem […]

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REP. JEFFRIES NOMINATES NANCY PELOSI FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, delivered a speech nominating Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for the 117th Congress. Full remarks as delivered are below. REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES: “Madam Clerk, I rise today at the direction of the House Democratic Caucus to place […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE CASH ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the CASH Act of 2020, legislation to secure $2,000 direct payment checks for everyday Americans. “2020 has been a rough year filled with trials and tribulations, anchored in the fact that America is dealing with a public health […]

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REP. JEFFRIES TO CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS: DO THE RIGHT THING. PASS THE CASH ACT.

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 House Democrat’s efforts to secure $2000 direct payment checks for the American people. This morning, House Republicans blocked a request by House Democrats to increase economic impact payments to $2,000, an […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON FUNDING FOR THE FIRST STEP ACT IN OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

NEW YORK – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which includes provisions to fund the continued implementation of the First Step Act. The spending bill provides $409,483,000 in funding for fiscal year 2021. Signed into law in 2018, the First Step Act was historic, bipartisan legislation to position newly released individuals to […]

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REP. JEFFRIES ON HOUSE FLOOR: THE TREACHEROUS AND SEDITIOUS BEHAVIOR MUST END

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), in a heartfelt speech on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, condemned the treacherous and seditious behavior of those in the nation who refuse to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States.  Given the failure to produce a shred […]

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Reps. Jeffries, Garcia and Pressley Introduce Transit Parity Resolution

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) along with 30 Members of Congress introduced a resolution declaring that public transit is a national priority which requires funding equal to the level of highway funding. Currently, Congress uses a 40-year precedent to determine funding for highways and public transportation. […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF GENERAL LLOYD AUSTIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement after President-elect Biden nominated retired General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense:  “Lloyd Austin is a groundbreaking, visionary, highly capable patriot who has dedicated his life to protecting and serving the American people. It is beyond peradventure […]