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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 […]

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“Mayor Koch: You Did Well”

Brooklyn, NY- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of the legendary Former Mayor Edward Irving Koch:  “Edward I. Koch served as a Big Apple Mayor with a big personality who embodied the spirit, wit and resilience of New York City. During his tenure, Mayor Koch saved the […]

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Jeffries Joins Immigration Advocates To Launch Comprehensive Reform Initiative

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Jeffries Lauds President Obama’s Plan To Reduce Gun Violence

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence in America: “I applaud President Obama for demonstrating leadership and courage in tackling the gun violence problem in our nation. The 23 executive orders that, among other things, aim to close background […]

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House Passes $50.7B Sandy Disaster Relief Bill

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“We Must All Do More To Combat Escalating Gun Violence Ravaging Our Communities”

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House Passes $9.7B In Sandy Flood Aid

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) cast an important vote in support of a measure that passed the House 354-67 on January 3, 2013 authorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to raise the borrowing authority by $9.7 billion in order to cover claims by […]

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113th United States Congress Takes Office

The First Session of the 113th Congress commences January 3rd, 2013.