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REPS. JEFFRIES, NADLER, VELÁZQUEZ, MALONEY, MEEKS, CLARKE, MENG, SUOZZI, ESPAILLAT, TORRES & BOWMAN URGE NEW YORKERS TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN FIRST-EVER RANKED CHOICE VOTING ELECTION

NEW YORK, NY – Today, on the eve of New York City’s first citywide election with ranked-choice voting, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Grace Meng (NY-06), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Ritchie Torres (NY-15) and Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) released the following […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES, COMMUNITY LEADERS ANNOUNCE $500,000 FOR FIRST PHASE OF ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION AND HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE RISK REDUCTION PROJECT IN HOWARD BEACH

QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and community leaders announced that the Biden Administration provided $500,000 for a feasibility study for ecosystem restoration and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction for Spring Creek South and Howard Beach in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. This project represents the first phase of a resiliency project to […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, BACON, NADLER, MACE & JACKSON LEE INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO ADVANCE THE GOALS OF THE FIRST STEP ACT

BROOKLYN, NY – This week, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08), Don Bacon (R-NE-02), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Nancy Mace (R-SC-01) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) introduced the bipartisan First Step Implementation Act of 2021 to advance the goals of the historic First Step Act. In the 115th Congress, Rep. Jeffries worked across the aisle as the lead Democratic sponsor of the […]

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REP. JEFFRIES REQUESTS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FUND FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION AND HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE RISK REDUCTION IN HOWARD BEACH

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) sent a letter requesting the Biden Administration fund a feasibility study for ecosystem restoration and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction for Spring Creek South and Howard Beach, Queens in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. Rep. Jeffries secured a directive in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 to expedite […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: THE JANUARY 6 BIPARTISAN COMMISSION WILL FIND THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the passage of H.R. 3233, the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex Act, in a bipartisan vote of 252 to 175 with 35 Republicans […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & DELGADO REQUEST COVID-19 ASSISTANCE FOR CABO VERDE

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Antonio Delgado (NY-19) wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and USAID Administrator Samantha Power requesting emergency health, humanitarian, economic and development assistance to help Cabo Verde fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cabo Verde is a lower-middle-income island off the coast of West Africa with a population of 540,000. While the country […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement on recent violence in the Middle East:  “The escalating violence in the Middle East is heartbreaking. The loss of any civilian life, be it Israeli or Palestinian, is a great tragedy. As a person of faith, I continue to pray for the children of […]

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Bipartisan Legislative Package Introduced to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Washington, D.C. – During a hearing of the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee today, lawmakers announced the introduction of a new bipartisan legislative package that will enhance efforts to lower prescription drug costs by taking on anticompetitive practices employed by large pharmaceutical companies. In a joint statement, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), […]

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REP. JEFFRIES INVITES BROOKLYN COMMUNITY LEADER TO BE HIS VIRTUAL GUEST TO PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) announced that Camara Jackson, the founder of Elite Learners, Inc. and a community leader in Brooklyn, will be his virtual guest at President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress.  “I am proud to announce that Camara Jackson will be my virtual guest to the Presidential Address,” said Rep. […]