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REP. JEFFRIES ON HOUSE FLOOR: WE’RE TIRED OF POLICE VIOLENCE. IT’S TIME TO PASS THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. Rep. Jeffries urged his colleagues to act to end racial profiling, criminalize the chokehold, demilitarize the police, end qualified immunity, create a national standard on excessive use of force, create a […]

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Chairs Jeffries and Maloney Release New Staff Report Highlighting Potential Costs of Census Undercount for NYC

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2020)—Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, joined Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, to release a new staff report prepared by the staff of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.   The report highlights […]

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REP. JEFFRIES, GOV. CUOMO ANNOUNCE COVID-19 TESTING SITES AT CHURCHES

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in partnership with Northwell Health, announced that 24 churches in predominately minority communities will become temporary COVID-19 testing sites. WATCH Rep. Jeffries’ remarks as delivered. “Good Morning, Governor. Great to be with you, and of course, thank you for the tremendous […]

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Rep. Jeffries Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Trademark Rights of Local Governments

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Fair Licensing Access for Governments (FLAG) Act. The legislation would allow government entities to obtain federal trademark protection for their flags, symbols, insignia and seals. The bill is cosponsored by Representative Martha Roby (AL-02) and the companion bill in the Senate is sponsored […]

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Rep. Jeffries: Remove Offensive Language From Federal Code

WASHINGTON – Today, the bipartisan 21st Century Respect Act authored by Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Representative Steve Chabot (OH-01) passed the United States House of Representatives as a fully incorporated part of S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. The legislation requires the executive branch to remove offensive language from the federal code and replace it […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON S.1, THE STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST ACT OF 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement: “The relationship between the United States and Israel is a special one that is rooted in our shared values, an important strategic partnership in the Middle East and a mutual commitment to a lasting […]

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House Democratic Chairman Hakeem Jeffries: Democrats Are Down With NDP — Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) delivered a rousing speech nominating Nancy Pelosi as the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The video of Jeffries’ speech can be seen below, as well as his full remarks as prepared for delivery. WATCH Chairman Jeffries Remarks As Prepared […]

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House Democratic Chairman Hakeem Jeffries: Democrats Are Down With NDP — Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) delivered a rousing speech nominating Nancy Pelosi as the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The video of Jeffries’ speech can be seen below, as well as his full remarks as prepared for delivery. WATCH Chairman Jeffries Remarks As Prepared for […]

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Collins-Jeffries Historic Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – Today, historic, bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation, S.756, was signed into law. The First Step Act of 2018 is based on the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP) co-authored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09), that overwhelmingly passed the House in May. The […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES TO RUN FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIR

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a Brooklyn native who was raised in a proud union household and recently completed a successful term as co-chair of the House Democratic messaging apparatus, released a letter announcing his intention to run for House Democratic Caucus Chair. The letter states, in part: “House Democrats helped defeat […]