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REP. JEFFRIES: YOU BETTER BACK UP OFF OF US. WE WILL END THE ERA OF VOTER SUPPRESSION IN AMERICA ONCE AND FOR ALL.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the House sending the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act to the Senate. The legislation will restore critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and counter GOP-led voter suppression efforts to restrict early voting, […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON BRONX FIRE

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement: “My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been lost and injured in the horrific fire in the Bronx. Any loss of life is catastrophic, but the death of 9 children is unimaginably painful, and my heart breaks for their families. I thank […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE JANUARY 6TH INSURRECTION

WASHINGTON, DC – On the one-year anniversary of the violent insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement: “A year ago today, a violent insurrection took place in the citadel of our democracy, the United States Capitol. Incited by the former disgraced, twice-impeached president of […]

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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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REPS. JEFFRIES & MCKINLEY INTRODUCE THE HALT OBESITY IN AMERICA ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and David McKinley (R-WV) announced the introduction of the Halt Obesity in America Act to expand evidence-based obesity prevention strategies to more parts of the country. The bill would extend eligibility for grants that increase access to healthier foods and safe places for physical activity to more high-obesity […]

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REP. JEFFRIES & SEN. SCHUMER LEAD LETTER REQUESTING FULL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HARBOR AND TRIBUTARIES FOCUS AREA FEASIBILITY STUDY

WASHINGTON, DC – Marking the 9-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Representative Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, along with Members of the New York and New Jersey Congressional delegations, sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting full funding of the New York/New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study.  “Today, […]

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BROOKLYN & QUEENS MEMBERS REQUEST FUNDING TO PROTECT JAMAICA BAY

WASHINGTON, DC – Marking the 9-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), along with Members of the New York Congressional delegation representing Brooklyn and Queens, sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting already approved funds be used to fund ecosystem restoration projects to benefit Jamaica Bay.  “While it has been nearly a […]