Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Health Care

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Jun 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Representative Doug Collins (GA-09) introduced the bipartisan “Terminating the Extension of Rights Misappropriated” (TERM) Act of 2019. This legislation would address the rising cost of prescription drugs by significantly limiting the process known as “evergreening”, whereby pharmaceutical companies make minor changes to a drug and file for a new patent on those trivial changes in order to extend their exclusivity and maintain high prices.

Apr 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, U.S.

Jun 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Synthetic Drug Awareness Act, a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) that will direct the Surgeon General to prepare a report on the public health effects of synthetic drug use by 12 to 18 year olds in America.

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

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 millions of people across this nation, many of whom could not afford it or were previously denied due to preexisting conditions.

Jun 3, 2014 Press Release
“Time and time again, the Interfaith Medical Center found itself on life support over the last year. The community never gave up, and together we fought for our safety net hospital to be revived. The emergence from bankruptcy is a substantial step toward central Brooklyn finally getting the world class medical institution we deserve."
May 16, 2014 In The News
“How do you download the power of the federal government into the district you represent?” That’s a key question Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens) has been asking himself and trying to answer as he serves his first term in Congress.
May 2, 2014 In The News
Members of the media were treated to a special session hosted by Canarsie’s congressman - Hakeem Jeffries (8th Congressional District). Congressman Jeffries gave editors and reporters of the City’s weekly publications a unique opportunity, in an informal setting, to discuss local issues at a roundtable discussion held last week.
Apr 25, 2014 In The News
Jeffries discussed immigration reform, the slow pace of Superstorm Sandy relief, and the stalled attempt by Democrats to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed, among other issues.
Feb 25, 2014 In The News
"At one point Interfaith Medical Center was the portrait of hospital dysfunction here in New York City, and we're committed to making sure that it becomes the picture of hospital transformation," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.