Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Energy and Environment

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Apr 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTONU.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 help ensure Americans can visit, explore, fish, hunt and study wildlife for generations to come.

Nov 18, 2016 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY –  More than four years after Superstorm Sandy touched down in many areas of New York, decimating the city’s homes, businesses and shoreline, five members of Congress have asked the Army Corps of Engineers to give citizens an opportunity have a stronger voice in the recovery and resiliency effort. On the cusp of the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers for comment on the Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Re-evaluation Report, U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez, Gregory Meeks and Yvette Clarke and have asked Colonel David A.

Sep 8, 2015 In The News

This marks Obama's ninth trip to Louisiana. The White House said Air Force One landed after a flight that offered "spectacular views over Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River and a blissfully green New Orleans."

Obama greeted Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Bill Cassidy and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who awaited Obama's arrival, accompanied by baseball star Cedric Richmond and Hakeem Jeffries.

Jul 21, 2014 Event

Please join Rep. Jeffries for a Town Hall meeting and Community Speak-out on July 21, 2014.  This is your opportunity to learn what steps have been taken in Sandy recovery and resiliency efforts and get updates on repairs to the sewer infrastructure in the neighborhood.

Rep. Jeffries will be joined by Council Member Alan Maisel, Assemblymember Nick Perry and representatives from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation, NYC House Recovery Office and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Jul 17, 2014 Event

Join us to learn more information about filing flood damage and loss claims and how to seek reimbursement.  The office of Rep. Jeffries will be joined by representatives from the NYC Comptroller's Office and the NYS Dept. of Financial Services to answer questions on how to file the water damage/ loss claim reimbursement forms, provide information on timelines, procedures and flood insurance rights. 

For more information and to R.S.V.P, please call (718) 373 - 0033. 

Apr 29, 2014 In The News
“The monument is largely used as a skate park and a destination for people engaging in their morning physical activities,” said Jeffries of the 116-year-old landmark, which houses some of the remains of 11,500 colonists who perished aboard British prison ships on the East River during the American Revolution. “That was not the intention of the monument.”
Apr 29, 2014 In The News
"This is a substantial step toward making sure these American Revolutionary War heroes will have their stories and their legacies told, preserved and respected," Jeffries said.
Feb 11, 2014 Event
Summer Teen Docent Program: Save Wildlife and Wild Places
Feb 11, 2014 Event
Bridging the Gap is a new initiative from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) that seeks to connect 10th and 11th grade high school students that have an interest in pursuing a career in conservation science, zoology, marine science, ecology, or biology, directly with professionals in those fields.
Feb 6, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries speaks to immediately following his State of the District Address at Boys & Girls HS.