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Rep. Jeffries Makes the Case for Humane Treatment of Unaccompanied Minors

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) highlighted the need for humane treatment of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border and the importance of providing legal counsel during immigration proceedings.  To watch the Congressman’s remarks in their entirety click HERE or on the image below: [[{“fid”:”903″,”view_mode”:”teaser”,”fields”:{“format”:”teaser”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Jeffries speaking before Congress on treatment of unaccompanied minors”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Rep. […]

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Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Steve Chabot Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program

WASHINGTON– Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 5108, legislation that would establish in law, the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  This bill would expand the current program by removing its “pilot” status, making it available to all accredited law schools in the […]

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House Passes Bill That Supports The State Of Israel’s Right To Defend Itself

WASHINGTON – On July 11, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution that supports the State of Israel’s right to defend itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from Hamas, the terrorist organization based in Gaza.   Rep. Jeffries cosponsored the bipartisan resolution that was introduced by Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Tom Cole (R-OK).  The […]

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and House Members Introduce Legislation to Provide Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Minors

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House Passes Rep. Jeffries’ Amendment To Increase Funding For PTSD Research And Treatment

WASHINGTON – On June 18, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) successfully offered an amendment to increase funding for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research and treatment during debate of H.R. 4870, the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2015,” on the House Floor. The Defense Health Program (DHP) oversees all medical and health care programs for […]

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“We Have A Gun Violence Problem In This Country”

WASHINGTON – During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) questioned the sole witness, FBI Director James Comey, on the agency’s response to gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout America. Watch the full line of questioning by clicking HERE or on the image below:       […]

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Rep. Jeffries Applauds Interfaith Medical Center Bankruptcy Clearance

Brooklyn, NY – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement after a federal judge approved Interfaith Medical Center’s restructuring plan and cleared the hospital of bankruptcy: “Time and time again, the Interfaith Medical Center found itself on life support over the last year.  The community never gave up, and together we fought for our […]

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Rep. Jeffries Calls Upon FBI To Assist NYPD In East New York Manhunt

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Statement On The Stabbing Of Two Children In East New York

Brooklyn, NY – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in the wake of the violent stabbing of two children, Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and Mikayla Capers, 7, in East New York, Brooklyn: “The violent attack that has left one child dead and another seriously injured has shocked the conscience of an East New […]

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries And Community Advocates Call On NYPD Commissioner Bratton To Reform Marijuana Arrest Policy

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