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REP. JEFFRIES TO JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS: WHY ARE YOU SUCH A HATER? 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke in a House Judiciary Committee markup on H.R. 7647, the “Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act of 2022.” At the markup, Rep. Jeffries remarked on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas complaining about so-called “bullying” directed at the Court after a […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES, SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER SECURE $3 MILLION FOR THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUNGER

EAST NEW YORK, NY – This week, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced they secured $3 million for The Campaign Against Hunger through the recently-passed government funding law. The money will fund a permanent community food hub, a first-of-its-kind ecosystem that uses food access, education and innovation in urban farming to break the systemic and interconnected cycle […]

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RELEASE: REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON SENTENCING OF ROBERT LEMKE

BROOKLYN, NY – In connection with the sentencing of Robert Lemke, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement: “The rule of law must be upheld in America without fear or favor. I thank the Department of Justice, the FBI, U.S. Capitol Police, NYPD and all law enforcement authorities involved for taking these violent threats against […]

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PRESIDENT BIDEN SIGNS REP. JEFFRIES BIPARTISAN BILL TO IMPROVE LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY FOR VETERANS

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) applauded President Biden for signing the Veterans and Family Information Act into law. The bill will improve non-English language accessibility for veterans, their families and caregivers.  Specifically, the legislation directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make versions of all its fact sheets available in the ten most commonly spoken languages […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: THE HOUSE WILL HOLD PAUL GOSAR ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS VIOLENT AND DEPLORABLE BEHAVIOR

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on a resolution censuring Representative Paul Gosar for sharing a video depicting him murdering Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.  WATCH Remarks as Delivered:  “Inciting violence is unacceptable.  Threatening to kill a colleague, the President of the […]

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THE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT IS THE LAW OF THE LAND

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) joined President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the bill signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  From left to right: Rep. Grace Meng, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries at the White House for the signing […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WE MUST HOLD STEVE BANNON ACCOUNTABLE

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on a resolution finding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. WATCH Remarks as Delivered:  The House […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & ARMSTRONG APPLAUD OVERWHELMING HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE EQUAL ACT

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) applauded the passage of the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act in the House of Representatives 361 to 66. The bipartisan legislation would eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and retroactively apply it to those already convicted or […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WE ARE GOING TO PROTECT AND RESPECT A WOMAN’S FREEDOM TO MAKE HER OWN HEALTHCARE DECISIONS.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the passage of H.R. 3755: the Women’s Health Protection Act. The bill would enshrine the federal statutory right for healthcare providers to provide abortion care, and the federal statutory right for patients to receive it, free from unconstitutional […]