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Congressmen Jeffries, Meeks and Assemblyman Goldfeder Request Federal Funding to Restore Rockaway Beach Rail Line

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Jeffries Tackles Student Loan Debt, Quotes Ronald Reagan To Defend Social Security During Ryan Budget Hearing

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“The GOP Budget – A Partisan, Stale Manifesto”

WASHINGTON –Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement today after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released this year’s version of the House Republican budget: “Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the 2014 Republican budget, “A Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Approach.” Contrary to its title, the Ryan budget does not […]

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“We Need A Balanced Approach To Fix Our Economy”

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Jeffries And 12 House Colleagues Urge President Obama And Congressional Leadership To Oppose Funding Cuts For Native Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), joined by twelve of his House Colleagues, sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner that addressed the potential impact of sequestration cuts to Native American programs. The letter urges all parties to respect the Constitutional sovereignty of Native Americans […]

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“Hands Off The Voting Rights Act”

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Jeffries Rebukes NRA’s Wayne Lapierre, Urges Apology

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released a letter recently sent to Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, in response to his outrageous claims regarding the conditions of southern Brooklyn in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: “Wayne LaPierre’s continued exercise of his First Amendment right to share baseless […]

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Jeffries Statement On President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his 5th State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “In his first term, the President inherited a train wreck of catastrophic proportions. Through his leadership, the American economy is back on track. President Obama passionately made the […]

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“The Time Is Now To Fix Our Immigration System”

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Jeffries Leads Congressional Black Caucus Special Order Calling For Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON – On February 4, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the need for immediate and comprehensive immigration reform. They were joined by Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Reps. Yvette Clarke (NY-9), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Marc Veasey […]