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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 […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Acts of Domestic Terror Targeted At Perceived Adversaries of the Current Administration

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in connection with the acts of domestic terror targeted at perceived adversaries of the current administration:  “In light of the vile acts of attempted political violence and domestic terror directed at two former Democratic […]

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Rep. Jeffries Blasts Trump Administration Effort To Use Taxpayer Dollars To Arm Teachers

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) and member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s wasteful and dangerous plan to allow states to spend federal taxpayer dollars on guns in schools. “It appears Betsy DeVos has lost her […]

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Rep. Jeffries and New York, New Jersey Democrats Make Surprise Visit to to Trump’s Immoral Immigration Penitentiary

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and members of the New York and New Jersey Congressional Delegations performed a surprise facility inspection at the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Participating members included House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Representative Albio Sires (NJ-08), […]

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Rep. Jeffries: Comey Executed the Hillary Clinton Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today outlined the litany of evidence surrounding potential illegal collusion between the Trump Campaign and Putin’s Russia and provided an analysis of the recently-released report on the FBI’s mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. In a Judiciary Committee hearing with Department […]

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Sweeping Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill Passes House; Barrels Toward Senate

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the most substantial prison reform effort to date. H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP), is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), that will propel formerly-incarcerated individuals […]

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Jeffries Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill Advances in the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9), was overwhelmingly approved today by a vote of 25-5.   The bill aims to propel formerly-incarcerated individuals toward […]

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Trump Signs Jeffries Bill That Protects American Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, announced that Donald Trump has signed into law the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act (KARO), H.R. 3979. This law will help protect our wildlife by reauthorizing the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education programs that […]