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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Third Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

New York, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in connection with the forthcoming third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy: “Three years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated many of the neighborhoods I represent in Southern Brooklyn and Queens, including Coney Island, Sea Gate, Canarsie and Howard Beach.  New Yorkers are a strong and […]

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Rep. Jeffries Calls for House Judiciary Committee Hearing Into Online Fantasy Sports Industry

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the need for transparency and accountability in the fantasy sports industry: “The recent revelation of possible impropriety and improper access to information at a popular online fantasy sports company is deeply troubling. The fantasy sports industry has grown into a multi-billion […]

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Reps. Jeffries & Clarke Seek Help From Obama Administration in Combating Gun Violence in NYC

  NEW YORK, NY – Amidst an outbreak of gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout many parts of New York City, including the tragic shooting of Carey Gabay, a 43-year-old counsel to Governor Cuomo, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) today gathered on the steps of city hall to outline federal action that […]

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Bipartisan House Coalition Launches Caucus Aimed at Criminal Justice Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the midst of growing bipartisan recognition that America must confront our overcriminalization problem, a group of Democratic and Republican members of Congress have launched an effort to comprehensively address public safety and our broken criminal justice system. U.S. Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Raul Labrador (R-ID), Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the House Republican Disgraceful Embrace of the Confederate Battle Flag

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the House Republican disgraceful embrace of the confederate battle flag: “Had the confederate battle flag prevailed 150 years ago, I would not be a member of the […]

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House Passes Jeffries Amendment to Abolish Confederate Flags From Public Buildings Throughout the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed on a voice vote an amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) that will prohibit the allocation of federal funds in connection with the purchase or display of a confederate flag on a public building or facility under the authority of the National […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Today’s Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow nationwide Health Care Subsidies

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court’s decision to allow nationwide health care subsidies: “President Obama’s health care law is one of the most important pieces of legislation of our generation. It has provided vital health insurance to […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Tragic Shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church:                                                                                           “My thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives were tragically taken and the entire Charleston […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the FBI Warrantless Aerial Surveillance Program

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the FBI warrantless aerial surveillance program: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation may have crossed the line and violated the privacy rights of the American people with its […]