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Jeffries: Stop And Frisk Found Unconstitutional

Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after a federal court ruled that the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) stop and frisk program is unconstitutional: “Black and Latino communities throughout New York City have long understood that the NYPD stop and frisk program is out-of-control.  We are gratified that a federal […]

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Jeffries, Chaffetz Introduce The Bureau Of Corrections Renaming Act

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2984, the Bureau of Corrections Renaming Act of 2013.  This bipartisan legislation would rename the “Bureau of Prisons” – under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice – to the “Bureau of Corrections.” “Genuine reformation of incarcerated individuals starts within the institution in […]

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Rep. Jeffries To Join Official Congressional Delegation To Israel

WASHINGTON – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), a member of the House Budget and Judiciary committees, will travel to Israel next week with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other members of the Democratic Caucus.  During the trip, the Congressional delegation will participate in a series of meetings and informational briefings with government and military officials and […]

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Rep. Jeffries Introduces The American Public Housing Act

WASHINGTON-  On July, 16, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) introduced H.R. 2695, the “American Public Housing Act of 2013,” which will exempt federal public housing funding from any future budget cuts or additional potential rounds of sequestration. “Public housing programs are an essential need for many hard-working Americans who struggle to find affordable housing,” said […]

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Members Of NYC Congressional Delegation Seek Thorough DOJ Investigation & Potential Prosecution Of George Zimmerman For Civil Rights Violations

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Rep. Jeffries Denounces Trayvon Martin Verdict

Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin: “Once again, the court system has failed to deliver justice in a racially-tinged matter that involves the killing of an innocent, unarmed African-American male.  The Justice Department must open an […]

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Reps. Jeffries And Farenthold Introduce The Patent Litigation And Innovation Act

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the H.R. 2639, the “Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013”.  The bill represents a bipartisan effort to promote American innovation and job creation in the technology ecosystem by addressing the growing problem of abusive patent litigation. CONGRESSMAN JEFFRIES: “The legislation is designed to […]

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Congressman Jeffries Calls For Federal Monitor To Oversee Police Department

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House GOP Continues Its Assault On Women’s Rights

WASHINGTON- On June 18, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries spoke on the House Floor urging a no vote on the controversial House Republican bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 1797.  If enacted, the bill would prohibit abortions in the United States beginning at 20 weeks following conception.  H.R. 1797 passed the House 228 – […]