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Jeffries Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill Advances in the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9), was overwhelmingly approved today by a vote of 25-5. The bill aims to propel formerly-incarcerated individuals toward success […]

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Trump Signs Jeffries Bill That Protects American Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, announced that Donald Trump has signed into law the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act (KARO), H.R. 3979. This law will help protect our wildlife by reauthorizing the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education programs that […]

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Statement Concerning Today’s Congressional Black Caucus Meeting with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, House Democratic leadership and the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement concerning today’s meeting between Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and the Congressional Black Caucus: “The manipulation of Facebook by foreign actors to interfere with our election and fan the flames […]

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Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Protect National Wildlife Refuges Introduced by Nine Members of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, respectively, along with Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2), Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6), Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-3), Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-NMI) and Rep. Mike […]

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Reps. Jeffries, Marino Lead Bipartisan Effort to Help Musicians and Artists Protect Their Creative Work

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan solution to help artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, songwriters, authors and other creators protect their life’s work from unauthorized reproduction has been introduced today by two key members of the House Judiciary Committee — U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a Democrat, and U.S. Representative Tom Marino (PA-10), a Republican. The Copyright […]

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Rep. Jeffries, Borough President Adams Address Potential Starrett City Sale and Donald Trump’s Role as Part Owner

BROOKLYN, NY –  On Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 pm, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership whose district includes Starrett City, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Senator Roxanne Persaud, District Leader Nikki Lucas and residents discussed the potential sale of Starrett City.  As the largest federally-subsidized housing development in the nation, […]

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Reps. Jeffries & Gowdy Lead Bipartisan Effort to Give Ex-Youth Offenders a Fresh Start

WASHINGTON – This week U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, along with U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-4), a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, introduced the “Renew Act,” a bipartisan measure to reduce corrections costs and help young ex-offenders become productive citizens. In 1984, President Ronald […]

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Rep. Jeffries & House Democrats to Trump: Come Clean on Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of misleading information put forth by Attorney General Jeff Sessions concerning his interaction with Russian operatives, and following a steady stream of troubling revelations related to possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and House Democrats have introduced a resolution of […]

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Rep. Jeffries Elected to House Democratic Leadership; Will Serve as Co-Chair of Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

WASHINGTON, DC — On the heels of a disappointing election on November 8, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been elected by his colleagues to serve on the Democratic leadership team for the 115th Congress. Rep. Jeffries, who received an overwhelming 126 votes of support from his peers, will help lead the messaging apparatus for […]

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Five Congressional Members Ask Army Corps to Extend Comment Period for Sandy Recovery

BROOKLYN, NY –  More than four years after Superstorm Sandy touched down in many areas of New York, decimating the city’s homes, businesses and shoreline, five members of Congress have asked the Army Corps of Engineers to give citizens an opportunity have a stronger voice in the recovery and resiliency effort. On the cusp of […]