Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Congressional Issues


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Oct 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – On September 4, 2019, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the House Judiciary and Budget committees, released the following statement on his sponsorship of a series of bills designed to drive down healthcare costs and expand coverage for everyday Americans: 

May 10, 2018 Press Release

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.


Jun 3, 2015 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) meets with a Bed-Stuy resident during his "Congress on the Corner" series

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) meets with a Bed-Stuy resident during his “Congress on the Corner” series

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – On the heels of his recent election as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been selected to serve on the powerful U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee.

The committee has jurisdiction over general education and workforce matters including the debate over Common Core, President Obama’s efforts to make college more affordable and the minimum wage.

Nov 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – During tonight’s Special Order Hour, Rep.

Sep 30, 2014 In The News

The issues of Black folks only take center stage a few times a year in any substantive and collective way: the annual NAACP convention, the National Action Network convention, maybe a fraternity or sorority event, (R.I.P. to Tavis’ "State of Black America")...Alas, for the most part, our needs as a collective don’t merit a lot of large scale convenings. This is why the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (CBC ALC) is so important.

Aug 19, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries shares his CBC Message to America.
Aug 9, 2014 Event
New Yorkers are busy people. In order to reach out to a variety of his constituents, Rep. Jeffries will host outdoor office hours this summer in a variety of locations throughout the 8th Congressional District. Connecting with constituents and hearing their concerns first-hand is of the utmost priority to Rep. Jeffries. We encourage you to meet Congressman Jeffries and discuss any issues of concern and learn more about his legislative agenda. He will be hosting a Congress on Your Corner on August 9 outside of the Coney Island Post Office, located at 2727 Mermaid Avenue.